Holy Week at Home

Thursday, Apr 09th to Sunday, Apr 12th All Day
@ St. John Vianney Church


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Together in prayer and spirit, we prepare to live our Catholic Faith at home during this Holy Week. Our Ministry of Adult Formation has prepared A Guide for Celebrating the Holy Week at Home. Additional guidance for families may be found here.


Palm Sunday

April 5, 2020
Come and pick up a blessed palm.
Available 3:00 – 8:00 pm Saturday
and 7:00 am – 7:00 pm Sunday – Thursday in the Narthex.

Liturgy of the Word with blessed palms
afterward displaying the palm on the front door with a red ribbon.

Make a home altar.
Find Reflections, Music and More!


Monday – Wednesday of Holy Week

Pray together as a family:
Family Rosary
Stations of the Cross
Liturgy or the Word
Liturgy of the Hours


Holy Thursday

April 9, 2020
Have a Holy Thursday Supper with the family.
During the meal at the dinner table read the Scripture readings of the Mass.
Liturgy of the Word
Have a shared reflection of what makes Holy Thursday special and different.
Share stories of what the Eucharist means to each member of the family.
Make a Spiritual Communion.
Spend some time in quiet prayer in commemoration of Jesus agony in the garden.


Good Friday

April 10, 2020
Spend the day in quiet (unplug technology)
Pray the Stations of the Cross
Read the Passion together as a family
Liturgy of the Word
Venerate the family crucifix
Decorate the family Crucifix with a red ribbon or cover.


Holy Saturday

April 11, 2020
Spend the day in quiet
Gather at night after dinner and begin a vigil in low light with lighted a candle
Read through some of the Easter Vigil readings


Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

April 12, 2020
Gather together for a Liturgy of the Word
Pray the Gloria together
Sing alleluia together
Decorate your front door with white bunting, a white cross,
A sign saying “He Is Risen!”, “Alleluia!” or “Jesus Lives!”
Celebrate the day with an Easter Feast!

 


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