LCWR (The Leadership Conference of Women Religious) is partnering with other faith leaders calling for all people to spend time during the weekend of May 29-31 to lament and mourn the 100,000 persons who will have died in the United States from COVID-19, and to pause at noon on June 1 to honor the deceased.
Pope Francis is inviting all Christians to join an initiative to pray, fast, and perform works of charity on 14 May, to implore God for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Turin’s Cathedral will be making the image of its Holy Shroud available through television and social media channels on Holy Saturday.
Traditionally, one receives the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Holy Week. During this time, it is impossible for most of us to do so.
This resource has been provided to help us celebrate the most sacred days of our liturgical year – the Triduum. For each day, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil, there is a leader’s guide, in PDF format. Open the file in your computer, tablet (iPad), or smart phone (iPhone); it could be easier to facilitate the prayer if you print out the guide for each day. It is suggested that the leader familiarize themselves with the guide to be prepared to lead the prayer.
These prayers were prepared and used for the CCVI Holy Week Retreat for our Jubilee Year, 2019. They were a source of unity and solidarity for us as we prayed our retreat together. They are provided here as a resource for our Holy Week prayer this year; may they bring all who pray them into our community of prayer and concern.
Pause for a few minutes each day for prayer and reflection… Today we share with you ‘So many things keep me from prayer, Lord.’
In the face of the contingency we live in, we extend an invitation to all the faithful to join in prayer. Today, we’re invited to pray to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for Protection from the Coronavirus.
March 25 is the Feast of the Annunciation, the Feast Day of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. Today, we gather together remotely, and pray for the needs of the world at this crucial and dangerous time in our collective history. At noon we will take together a minute of silence, and then recite the Angelus. Pope Francis has also asked that the whole People of God take a moment of silence at noon on March 25 and recite the Our Father. We join our prayer with that of the Holy Father’s.
An invitation from the International Union of Superiors General to a day of solidarity and prayer: “Now is the time for each one of us to respond to the worldwide coronavirus crisis by being in solidarity with others, especially with those who are most vulnerable and most at risk. It is the time to follow the directives provided by the World Health Organization and our respective governments.