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Bishop Anthony B. Taylor said priests in Arkansas could not facilitate a “religious...
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Calendar of Events

April 10, 2022
Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion
All Parishes
April 11, 2022
Holy Week Day of Recollection for Priests
Cathedral of St. Andrew - Little Rock
April 14, 2022
Holy Thursday
All Parishes
April 14, 2022
Holy Thursday Collection for Seminarians
All Parishes - Diocese of Little Rock
April 15, 2022
Good Friday
Diocesan offices and Catholic schools closed

Make your home ready for Holy Week 2020

Contact Your Parish for Holy Week Schedule

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Bishop Anthony B. Taylor mandated the suspension of all public Masses through April 15, 2020, which includes Holy Week and Easter. In this Q&A from Arkansas Catholic, he answers your questions about how these liturgies should be celebrated in parishes. For specific information, click on the button to get contact information for a parish near you.



Holy Week Resources 2020

We hope the following resources help you celebrate the holiest week of the liturgical year from your home.

Bishop offers ways to celebrate Holy Week

Learn how the coronavirus pandemic has changed the events of Holy Week from the Chrism Mass to special collections to adapting traditions at home.

Watch Mass with Bishop Taylor

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor is celebrating bilingual Masses for Holy Week and Easter live on the diocesan Facebook page and YouTube channel from the House of Formation in Little Rock as the following times: Palm Sunday, April 5 at 10 a.m.; Holy Thursday, April 9 at 7 p.m.; Good Friday service, April 10, at 7 p.m.; Easter Vigil Mass, April 11, at 8 p.m.; and Easter Sunday, April 12, at 10 a.m.

Vatican issues decree for restricted Holy Week liturgies

"Where public Masses have been canceled, the decree said, the bishops, in agreement with their bishops’ conference, should ensure that the Holy Week liturgies are celebrated in the cathedral and in parish churches. The faithful should be advised of the times for the celebrations, so that they can pray at home at the same time."

Good Friday National Day of Prayer

Join Archbishop José Gomez, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, in a national moment of prayer in the time of the coronavirus. Together as a nation, we will pray the Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and seek our savior’s healing and protection. Visit this page or the USCCB Facebook page to join the live-stream and pray as one nation at 11 a.m. central time.


Adaptations of Holy Week Rituals for Household Prayer

This resource from Liturgical Press was created to help cultivate the spirit of Holy Week at home when public celebration is not be possible. Available in English and Spanish.

Celebrating Holy Triduum at Home

Catholic Culture offers several ways to celebrate each day of Holy Week with your family.

Four Online Retreats for Holy Week

This Aleteia article suggests virtual retreats from St. Benedict's Abbey, Cardinal Sean O'Malley and the archdioceses of Philadelphia and St. Paul-Minneapolis to help you deepen your experience of Holy Week.

How to Make the Most of Holy Week at Home

Our Sunday Visitor also offers suggestions for each day of Holy Week, and its Teaching Catholic Kids website focuses its ideas on what would help children experience this time in a meaningful way.

Meaningful Ways To Celebrate Holy Week At Home

The "Blessed is She" blog suggests setting a schedule, creating a prayer space and ways to perform the rituals of Holy Week in your home.

Stations of the Cross at Home

Several online resources are available to help you do the stations during Lent, depending on your needs. These include the Way of the Cross: Stations and Meditations from Arkansas and Stations of the Cross with Father Jason at St. Thomas Aquinas University Parish in Fayetteville.

Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary in the Time of COVID-19

Simply Catholic, a website from Our Sunday Visitor, offers these reflections specific to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ultimate Guide for Celebrating Holy Week with Kids

Catholic Icing offers several craft projects and recipes to teach kids the faith on each day of Holy Week.


What's New

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor said priests in Arkansas could not facilitate a “religious...
“Thanks to God’s grace and to the work of many, we now have vaccines to...
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor issued the following statement, July 26, 2021, to the...

Calendar of Events

April 10, 2022
Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion
All Parishes
April 11, 2022
Holy Week Day of Recollection for Priests
Cathedral of St. Andrew - Little Rock
April 14, 2022
Holy Thursday
All Parishes
April 14, 2022
Holy Thursday Collection for Seminarians
All Parishes - Diocese of Little Rock
April 15, 2022
Good Friday
Diocesan offices and Catholic schools closed