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Holy Week Liturgies at Home

Palm Sunday:

What you will need in your prayer area for today:
  • Please remember to wear red, the color of the day. 
  • Palms or some other branch of greenery such as boxwood or evergreens
Prayer at home:
Join our Basilica Community:
  • 9:30am: We will livestream the Celebration of Palm Sunday of Our Lord’s Passion on www.mary.org and on www.facebook.com/BasilicaMpls. We will start livestreaming at 9:15am so you can get organized and invite family and friends to virtually join you. 
    • We invite you to leave your coffee/tea in the kitchen, go to your prayer area, turn off your phone, and set this time aside for prayer.
    • You will find the music and prayers for this liturgy on your screen. Please stand, sit, kneel when we do and join us in prayer and song.  
    • We invite you to hold up your palm/branches for the blessing at the beginning of the service. 
    • While the celebrant processes to the altar you may want to process around your home waving your branches.
    • Feel free to comment, ask for prayers, send images of your family wearing red during and after the service.
 
Monday of Holy Week:
Prayer at home:
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Tuesday of Holy Week
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Wednesday of Holy Week
Prayer at home:
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Holy Thursday
What you will need in your prayer area for today:
  • Bowl, pitcher with water, and a towel
Prayer at home:
Join our Basilica Community:
  • 9:15am: Join us for Morning Prayer on www.facebook.com/BasilicaMpls
  • Noon: Join us for Midday Prayer on www.facebook.com/BasilicaMpls
  • 7:00pm: We will livestream The Celebration of the Lord’s Supper on www.mary.org and on www.facebook.com/BasilicaMpls. We will start livestreaming at 6:45pm so you can get organized and invite family and friends to virtually join you. 
    • We invite you to leave your coffee/tea in the kitchen, go to your prayer area, turn off your phone, and set this time aside for prayer.
    • You will find the music and prayers for this liturgy on your screen. Please stand, sit, kneel when we do and join us in prayer and song.  
    • If you are watching this with your family we invite you to wash one another’s feet at the time of the Washing of the Feet. 
    • Feel free to comment, ask for prayers, or send images during and after the service.
    • We will end the service with some music and time for silent prayer.
 
Good Friday
What you will need in your prayer area for today:
  • Cross
  • Several candles
  • Some (aromatic) oil
Prayer at home:
Join our Basilica Community:
  • 9:00am: Join us for Morning Prayer on www.facebook.com/BasilicaMpls
  • Noon: We will livestream Stations of the Cross on www.mary.org and on www.facebook.com/BasilicaMpls. We will start livestreaming at 11:45am so you can get organized and invite family and friends to virtually join you.
  • 3:00pm: We will livestream The Celebration of the Lord’s Passion on www.mary.org and on www.facebook.com/BasilicaMpls. We will start livestreaming at 2:45pm so you can get organized and invite family and friends to virtually join you. 
    • We invite you to leave your coffee/tea in the kitchen, go to your prayer area, turn off your phone, and set this time aside for prayer.
    • You will find the music and prayers for this liturgy on your screen. Please stand, sit, kneel when we do and join us in prayer and song.  
    • At the time of the Veneration of the Cross we invite you to venerate the cross you have in your prayer area. 
    • We will end the service with some music while focusing on our Basilica Cross to allow for some quiet prayer.
    • Feel free to comment, ask for prayers, or send images during and after the service.
  • 7:00pm: We will livestream Tenebrae on www.mary.org and on www.facebook.com/BasilicaMpls. We will start livestreaming at 6:45pm so you can get organized and invite family and friends to virtually join you. 
    • We invite you to leave your coffee/tea in the kitchen, go to your prayer area, turn off your phone, and set this time aside for prayer.
    • You will find the music and prayers for this liturgy on your screen. Please stand, sit, kneel when we do and join us in prayer and song.  
    • Make sure you have your candles lit so you may extinguish them when they are extinguished during the service.
    • At the time of the Veneration of the Cross we invite you to venerate the cross you have in your prayer area. 
    • If you are participating with your household, we invite you to anoint one another’s hands at the time of the anointing of the hands.
    • We invite you to some silent prayer at the end of the service.
    • Feel free to comment, ask for prayers, or send images during and after the service.
 
Holy Saturday
What you will need in your prayer area for today:
  • Candles
  • Water and a brush for sprinkling one another

Prayer at home:

Join our Basilica Community:
  • 9:00am: Join us for Morning Prayer on www.facebook.com/BasilicaMpls
  • Noon: Join us for Midday Prayer on www.facebook.com/BasilicaMpls
  • 7:00pm: We will livestream The Great Easter Vigil on www.mary.org and on www.facebook.com/BasilicaMpls. We will start livestreaming at 6:45pm so you can get organized and invite family and friends to virtually join you. 
    • We invite you to leave your coffee/tea in the kitchen, go to your prayer area, turn off your phone, and set this time aside for prayer.
    • You will find the music and prayers for this liturgy on your screen. Please stand, sit, kneel when we do and join us in prayer and song.  
    • Make sure you have your candle ready to be lit at the beginning of the service. Keep it lit through the singing of the exulted.
    • Please sing the Easter Alleluia with great vigor. We have been fasting from it for 40 days.
    • Please respond with vigor during the renewal of the Baptismal promises. 
    • During the sprinkling rite, feel free to bless yourself and/or sprinkle others. You may also want to bless you home.
    • Feel free to comment, ask for prayers, or send images during and after the service.
Other activities:
  • Prepare Easter baskets
  • Enjoy a festive meal after the Easter Vigil
 
Easter Sunday
What you will need in your prayer area for today:
  • Candles
  • Water and a brush for sprinkling one another

Prayer at home:

Join our Basilica Community:
  • 9:30am: We will livestream Easter Sunday Mass with Archbishop Hebda on www.mary.org and on www.facebook.com/BasilicaMpls. We will start livestreaming at 9:15am so you can get organized and invite family and friends to virtually join you. 
    • We invite you to leave your tea in the kitchen, go to your prayer area, turn off your phone, and set this time aside for prayer.
    • We invite you to wear festive Easter attire.
    • You will find the music and prayers for this liturgy on your screen. Please stand, sit, kneel when we do and join us in prayer and song.  
    • Please sing the Easter Alleluia with great vigor. We have been fasting from it for 40 days.
    • Please respond with vigor during the renewal of the Baptismal promises. 
    • During the sprinkling rite feel free to bless yourself and/or sprinkle others. You may also want to bless you home.
    • Feel free to comment, ask for prayers, or send images during and after the service.
Other activities:
  • Enjoy a festive meal
  • Contact families and friends to wish them a blessed Easter
  • Go for a walk while observing social distancing