Holy Week 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has changed every-day life for so many of us around the world. As we celebrate the holiest of weeks in the Catholic calendar, we look for hope and inspiration in the liturgies and Gospel of Easter.

Pope Francis will celebrate Holy Week, April 5-11, in St. Peter’s Basilica and will be livestreaming these services. The scheduled liturgies and services are below with their recording or a link to the livestream on YouTube. Local services are also available via livestream from St. John the Beloved in Mclean, VA.

Holy Week Services from St. John the Beloved in Mclean, VA

Sunday, April 5

Monday, April 6

Tuesday, April 7

Wednesday, April 8

Thursday, April 9

Good Friday, April 10

Saturday, April 11

Sunday, April 12


Holy Week Videos and Livestreams

April 5, Palm Sunday, 11:00 a.m.

St. Peter’s Basilica-Celebration of Palm Sunday and of the Passion of the Lord-Recitation of the Angelus prayer


Tuesday, April 7: Tuesday of Holy Week

  • Daily Mass – 8:00 a.m., noon, & 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 8: Wednesday of Holy Week

  • Pope Francis Private Mass from Santa Marta. 1:00 a.m.
  • Papal audience with Pope Francis. 3:30 a.m.
  • Daily Mass – 8:00 a.m., noon, 7:00 p.m.

Holy Thursday, April 9

  • Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper from Rome. Noon.
  • Praying with Jesus in the Garden of Olives, A Holy Hour with the Franciscan Custodians of the Holy Land. From the Basilica of the Agony at the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem, Israel. 5:30 p.m.
  • Mass of the Lord’s Supper. 10:00 p.m.

Good Friday, April 10

  • Stations of the Cross during the COVID-19 Pandemic, in front of St. Peter’s Basilica. 7:00 a.m.
  • Solemn celebration of the Lord’s Passion. Noon.
  • Celebration of the Liturgy of the Lord’s passion. 2:30 p.m.

Holy Saturday, April 11

  • Encore of the Solemn celebration of the Lord’s Passion from Vatican City. Midight.
  • Easter Vigil Mass, 3:00 p.m.
  • The Solumn Easter Vigil Mass, 8:00 p.m.

Easter morning Mass, April 12

  • Pope Francis celebrates the Solemn Mass of Easter, live from Rome. 5:00 a.m.
  • The Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word celebrate the Solemn Mass of Easter Sunday from the Our Lady of Angel’s Chapel in Irondale, Alabama. 8:00 a.m.
  • Easter Sunday Mass from Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Noon.
  • Sunday Vespers with Benediction. 6:00 p.m.
  • Encore of celebration of the Solemn Mass of Easter. 7:00 p.m.