Holy Week 2020 Mandates

Holy Week 2020 Mandates

Holy Week 2020 Mandates 1200 800 Chaldean Diocese of St. Thomas the Apostle U.S.A
 

GUIDELINES FOR HOLY WEEK 2020

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UPDATED: APRIL 1, 2020

Based on Governor Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order of March 23, 2020 and after consulting with the Archdiocese of DetroitArchdiocese of Chicago, and health officials, the following are diocesan mandates regarding Holy Week.

All churches will remain closed throughout Holy Week and there will be no congregations of any manner.

PALM SUNDAY

Sunday, April 5
Each parish will have private closed-door Palm Sunday Masses (without the distribution of palms).

CHRISM MASS

The annual chrism Mass (blessing of oils) will be rescheduled to a later date.

HOLY THURSDAY

Thursday, April 9
Each parish will have a private closed-door Holy Thursday Mass (without the washing of the feet).

GOOD FRIDAY

Friday, April 10
Each parish will live stream private closed-door Good Friday prayers and meditations.

EASTER VIGIL / EASTER SUNDAY

Saturday, April 11 – Sunday, April 12
Each parish will live stream private closed-door Easter Vigil (Holy Saturday) and Easter Sunday Masses.

For a full schedule and links to each parish live stream, visit chaldeanchurch.org/holyweek.

We appreciate your understanding as we try and bring God’s merciful love to our people during these challenging times.

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