Insights: Holy Week and National Prayer

Holy Week and National Prayer

Join Archbishop José Gomez, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and archbishop of Los Angeles, in a national moment of prayer in the time of the coronavirus. Together, as a nation, we will pray the Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and seek our savior’s healing and protection.

Good Friday, April 10

9 am Pacific 

Visit this webpage or facebook.com/usccb to join the livestream and pray as one nation. Learn more.

 

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As Catholics around the world celebrate this holiest of weeks, we mourn the inability to

gather with our brothers and sisters in Christ to celebrate. The world largely sits usually hallow, as we collectively try to reconcile our lives from just a few weeks ago with our lives now.  The uncertainty of what lies ahead dominates much of our thoughts and prayer life.  

Yet, as a Church, we hold on what truly endures – the love of Christ.  Though we might not gather in parishes and cathedrals around the world on Sunday, we are comforted by the knowledge that Christ dwells with us and within us. No matter what we encounter, God is faithful and we should take comfort in our Lord and Savior, his endless grace and mercies, and His unyielding love.

We pray that you’ll take part in Masses online this Triduum, and that you continue to support your parishes and brothers and sisters in Christ.  

May you have a blessed Easter.

 

I have told you this so that you might have peace in me. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.

-John 16:33

 

Online Holy Week Schedules and Celebrations

Below is a list of links of Holy Week masses and schedules by diocese.

 

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Archdiocese of San Francisco

Diocese of Fresno

Diocese of Monterey

Diocese of Oakland

Diocese of Orange

Diocese of Sacramento

Diocese of San Bernardino

Diocese of San Diego

Diocese of San Jose

Diocese of Santa Rosa

Diocese of Stockton

 

From the open heart of the Crucified one, God’s love reaches each one of us. Let us allow His gaze to rest on us. We will understand that we are not alone, but loved, for the Lord does not abandon us and He never, ever forgets us. #GeneralAudience

-@Pontifex

April 9, 2020
Vol. 13, No. 13

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