The risen Christ abides in the hearts of believers born generations after his days in Jerusalem.
We reconnect with him in the rituals of Holy week. We are invited into the emotional experience of loss, fear and redemption which so many are living in this crisis. We reconnect with one who died for us. We journey with him discovering anew our love for the one who was lost-and the joy of one who returns.
How can I Worship and pray during Holy week?
Palm Sunday: Join us for Mass via face book ; Olv kensington at 12 noon form Our Lady of Victories . Read the gospel account in Matthew. Chapter 27 Verses 11-54
Maundy,(Holy) Thursday Mass of the Lord supper via Face book at 6 pm from OLV . At home consider having a meal with bread and wine encourage every member of the household to make a prayer of thanksgiving for something or someone . Read St Paul's First letter to the Corinthians Chapter 11 verses 23-26 .
There will be watching at the Altar of repose from St Chads Cathedral in Birmingham :www.stchadscathedral.org.uk
Good Friday Join us via face book at 3pm for prayers and adoration of the cross. If you cannot join us gather around a cross or Crucifix sit in silence with each other or alone. Read From the prophet Isaiah Chapter 52 v. 13 - to Ch 53 v 12.
Holy Saturday. We join Our Archbishop at Westminster Cathedral for the Easter Vigil at 8.30pm
Easter Day Mass via Face book from OLV at 11.am. At home : Make breakfast different.Have flowers on the table. Fresh bread or another treat ( If you can). For the adults as recommended by Fr Freddie have a mimosa or… Sing Christ is risen Alleluia. Read the Gospel of John Chapter 20: verses 1-9. Join the Pope for the Easter Blessing Urbi et Orbi On BBC TV and Vatican TV (ctv) at Noon. (11am UK time)
web sites that might help
pause for faith: Fr Stephen Wang on you tube ideal for students and young adults. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbrIxeH2TSwEc8eVwwMGv8w
Arm-Wrestling with Covid- 19 (A different view). On you tube