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Holy Week - 2021

Click on the links below for information on Masses and prayer opportunities.

Holy Week Prayer and Events at Parishes

• Easter basket blessing - St. Louis Church, Portland

• Easter Egg Hunt - St. Denis Church, Whitefield

• Mass of the Holy Oils - Holy Rosary Church, Caribou

Spanish Masses and Services - Brewer, Portland, Lewiston, Sanford, Waterville

Tenebrae Service - Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul, Lewiston

Tenebrae Service - St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, Scarborough

• Tenebrae services on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, & Holy Saturday - Holy Redeemer Church, Bar Harbor

Palm Sunday and Triduum Masses and services around the diocese (Holy Thursday-Easter)

Palm Sunday (Recap)

Holy Thursday (Recap)

Good Friday (Recap)

• Easter Vigil (Recap)

• Easter Sunday (Recap)

Reflections and Teaching

• Bishop Deeley's Easter Message

Echoing God's Word

Eighteen Questions about the Easter Triduum

Lectio Divina for Holy Week

Lectio Divina for the Season of Easter (Easter - Pentecost)

Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus - Join in praying the Litany on Good Friday [learn more]

Pilgrimage with the Lord during Holy Week

• Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary

• Urbi et Orbi Easter blessing from Pope Francis

USCCB President's Message for Holy Week

Scripture Readings for the Week

Palm Sunday

Monday of Holy Week

Tuesday of Holy Week

Chrism Mass

Wednesday of Holy Week

Holy Thursday

Good Friday

Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday

Holy Week and Easter Programming 

EWTN schedule

CatholicTV schedule - (Online and on some cable networks)

Relevant Radio

Stations of the Cross 

• Praying the Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross for Autistic People

 A Scriptural Way of the Cross for Lent

• Stations of the Cross - Creighton University

Stations of the Cross - EWTN

Stations of the Cross - CRS Video Reflections

Stations of the Cross for Victims of Human Trafficking

Stations of the Cross for Vocations

The Way of the Cross with Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati amid Holy Week and the pandemic


Fasting and Abstinence

Prayer of the Wilderness for those who are fasting - CRS

• Reflection on Fasting and Abstinence - USCCB

Sharing our Gifts

CRS Rice Bowl

Catholic Charities Maine opportunities

• Easter Sunday Collection to benefit retired priests and emergency needs

Ways to help hospitals