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Holy Week @ Home: Saturday, March 27

Welcome to Lent @ Home! We believe prayer leads to action - so start your day with us in prayer, then complete the action below. Thank you for journeying with us this Lent!

What’s So “Holy” About Holy Week?

Let’s start at the beginning.  What’s so holy about Holy Week?  Why do we give it that name?  We give it that name because it is the time in our Liturgical Year when we focus on the Scripture readings pertaining to the betrayal, trial, and crucifixion of Jesus. It is “holy” because it is the week when we celebrate the core belief of our faith, that Jesus, the Son of God, suffered, died, was buried and rose from the dead for our salvation.

Holy Week is the entire week between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. We take time through the week to focus on certain moments of Jesus’ last days on Earth during this week. Palm Sunday starts the week with reflection Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. On Monday we celebrate the Chrism Mass. Holy Thursday is the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. Good Friday is the memorial of Jesus’ death on the Cross. Holy Saturday is the day when we baptize adults into the Church at the Vigil Mass. It all culminates in the celebration of the Feast of the Resurrection; Easter Sunday.

Prayer of the Day

Every Saturday, we'll include a CRS Rice Bowl intention for your daily prayer. 

For our community, that we offer spiritual and corporal works of mercy for our most vulnerable sisters and brothers, recognizing that whatever we do for them, we do for our suffering Christ who redeems us. We pray to the Lord ...

Action of the Day

“Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace.” Jn 2:16

Talk about ways you can show respect when you are in church.

Pass this along to a friend! 

Questions? Email Beth Mayr or Chris McCullough.

Content adapted from Sadlier and Catholic Relief Services resources.