Holy Week is here. It’s the most important week in the liturgical calendar, but this year feels… different. On Palm Sunday, we celebrate the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. Normally we’d be at Mass, holding palm branches, walking in procession, and singing songs of praise to Our Lord. But today our churches are closed to public Masses and we’re quarantined at home.
You may be feeling the ache of being apart from your parish and the sacraments, especially during this week. Believe us, you’re not alone in this. We hunger to be near Our Lord in the Holy Eucharist once again, to smell the scent of incense rising to heaven, to hear the glorious music on Easter morning, and to worship him in community. We pray fervently that our churches will be able to open their doors one day soon.
But, pandemic or no pandemic, Holy Week must go on. We’re all in the same boat, so let’s celebrate together as one big virtual parish. Relevant Radio® is offering many ways for you to enter into this holiest of weeks, to celebrate the richness and beauty of the Triduum from the safety of your own home. Check out these highlights from our special Holy Week and Easter programming schedule, and find them all on your local Relevant Radio station, at relevantradio.com, and on our free mobile app:
Palm Sunday: Mass with Fr. Rocky at noon CT
Fr. Rocky’s Holy Week Mission, Close to Jesus to the Last: A special 5-day reflection led by Father Rocky at 6pm CT, April 6-10. Take a deeper look at the events leading to Christ’s crucifixion and meditate on his Passion.
- Discourse on the Holy Eucharist with Fr. Rocky at noon CT
- Mass of the Last Supper at 5pm CT
- 11am CT, National Moment of Prayer Live with Archbishop Gomez
- Noon CT, Good Friday Liturgy
- 3pm CT, Stations of the Cross
Holy Saturday: Vatican Easter Vigil Mass at 1:30pm CT
- Urbi et Orbi blessing with Pope Francis, live from Rome at 4am CT
- Easter Sunday Mass with Fr. Rocky at noon CT, and rebroadcast at 3pm and 6pm CT
In addition to these special broadcasts, Relevant Radio broadcasts daily Mass at noon CT, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy weekdays at 3pm CT, and the Family Rosary Across America® at 7pm.
Remember, you are never alone. Relevant Radio is praying with you and for you every single day. We are all in this together, and God is near to us even when we are physically distant from the Holy Eucharist. We wish you a blessed and sacred Holy Week, and thank you for joining our reflections, devotions, and celebrations of the Holy Mass throughout the weeks to come.
P.S. If you’re struggling with attending Mass from home, here are some tips for making it a more reverent experience!
See a special message from Father Rocky: