Holy Week this year begins on April 14 with Palm Sunday and the Passion of the Lord.
HOLY WEEK 2019
Holy Week this year begins today (April 14) with Palm Sunday and the Passion of the Lord. It is also the 34th World Youth Day, which this year is celebrated at the diocesan level on the theme: "Behold the handmaid of the Lord: may it be done to me according to your word".
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AT UGANDA MARTRYS SHRINE MUNYONYO
(Source: Munyonyo Shrine)
Palm Sunday (April 14)
8am (Luganda), 11am (English), 12.30pm (Lugbara) - Procession will be from St. Denis Chapel.
6pm - Procession will be from church gardens
7am (Luganda) and 9am (English) - Procession from church parking
Holy Thursday (April 18)
6pm (English), Mass of the Supper of the Lord
There will be adoration until morning (Gethsemani). Note that there will be no Mass at Kyamula.
Good Friday (April 19)
1.30pm – The Way of the Cross from Kyamula to Munyonyo
3pm – There will be Liturgy of Good Friday at Munyonyo
Easter vigil (Saturday, April 20)
Munyonyo – 8pm
Kyamula – 8pm
This will start outside the church. Please bring with you a candle.
Resurrection [Easter] Sunday (April 21)
8am (Luganda) and 11am (English)
There will be no 6pm Mass.
7am (Luganda) and 9am (English)
Easter Monday (Mass with baptisms)
At Munyonyo – 9am
At Kyamula – 9am
AT THE VATICAN
In St Peter's Square, at 10am, Pope Francis will preside over Holy Mass, after having blessed palm and olive branches, brought for the occasion in order to commemorate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem.
On Thursday, April 18 at 9.30am in St Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis will preside over the Chrism Mass, together with Patriarchs, Cardinals, Archbishops, Bishops and priests present in Rome. During the celebration, the Pope blesses the holy oils, or “chrisms”, that will be used to administer the Sacraments during the year.
On Friday, April 19, the Church celebrates the Passion of the Lord, commemorating His crucifixion and death on Mount Calvary. In St Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis will preside over the Liturgy of the Word, the Adoration of the Cross, and the Communion Rite, starting at 5pm.
At 9.15pm, he will participate in the “Via Crucis, or Way of the Cross, at the Colosseum, at the end of which he will give a reflection and impart his Apostolic Blessing.
The Easter Vigil takes place on Saturday, April 20, beginning at 8.30pm. After blessing the new fire in the atrium of St Peter's Basilica, and after the processional entrance with the Easter candle and the singing of the “Exsultet” (or “Easter Proclamation”), the Pope will preside over the Liturgy of the Word, the Baptismal Liturgy and the Celebration of the Eucharist.
Pope Francis will celebrate Easter Mass in St Peter’s Square on Sunday, April 21 at 10am. At the end of the celebration, he will impart the “Urbi et Orbi” Blessing, on the City of Rome and the World, from the central loggia of St Peter’s Basilica.