Crucifixion by Giovanni Donato da Montorfano, 1495 (public domain)
Dear Third Order Carmelites,
I hope you are all well and growing in prayer and holiness during this time of self-isolation. You are all in my prayers, especially those of you working in medical care.Susan
From the Order
I have received a couple of emails from Cindy Perrazo, T.O.Carm., Provincial Coordinator for the Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary. The first contains a letter from Fr. Luis Maza, who is the Carmelite’s General Councilor for the Americas.
Cindy’s second email contains the following excellent suggestions for Holy Week:
“I have several ideas listed below for online Carmelite prayer offerings. I hope you can utilize any or all of these as you enter fully into your Inner Cell this week.”
The National Shrine and Museum of St. Thérèse
- Daily Mass — Monday through Friday at 9:30am PT
- Walk With Jesus — Stations of the Cross
- Holy Week Talk by Fr. Terrance Cyr, O.Carm. (theme of Simon — excellent)
Note: The National Shrine and Museum of St. Thérèse is located on the Carmelite Campus in Darien IL, Provincial Headquarters and home of the Lay Carmelite Office. Mass is celebrated by a number of the Carmelite Friars who reside in the Darien area.
The Carmelite Community
- The Carmelite Community - O.Carm. Whitefriars Hall, Washington, DC
Offers a daily Morning Prayer (LOH) and Mass combination. Several short pictorial/musical videos
Note: Whitefriars Hall is the Carmelite residence where our men who are studying for the priesthood reside. It is a beautiful space in Washington, DC, and also houses the Provincial Carmelite Library which is open to the public for serious researchers of the Carmelite Order (by appointment).
- In addition to Cindy’s recommendation of the weekday Mass at the National Shrine of St. Thérèse, my personal suggestion is the daily mass of Bishop Barron (see link below). It is also available on Youtube. (Isn’t it wonderful how accessible the Holy Mass is during this difficult time! But I know we all look forward with great anticipation to the day we can be present in person and receive our Lord physically in the Eucharist.)
Word on Fire
Daily Mass: 5:15am PT
(archived Masses available for viewing at our convenience)
God bless you all and may Our Lady of Mt. Carmel watch over all of us and all we love.
With love and prayers,
More Holy Week Online
From Bishop Barron’s Chapel
Schedule (in Pacific Time) for Palm Sunday and Holy Week
- April 5: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord (archive)
- April 9: Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 6:00pm Pacific Time
- April 10: Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday): 3:00pm Pacific Time
- April 11: Easter Vigil of the Holy Night (Holy Saturday): No Mass will be filmed.
- April 12: Sunday of the Resurrection (Easter): 9:00am Pacific Time
Diocese of Oakland Holy Week Live-Stream Schedule
Cathedral of Christ the Light
Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, will celebrate Holy Week services at The Cathedral of Christ the Light. These services are available on the Cathedral’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ctlcathedral.org. It is not necessary to have a Facebook account to follow the live events.
- Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Holy Thursday, April 9 at 7:00 pm (PT)
- Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord
Good Friday, April 10 at 3:00 pm (PT)
- Vigil of Easter
Holy Saturday, April 11 at 8:00 pm (PT)
- Easter Sunday
April 12 at 11:00 am PT
EWTN — Spiritual Resources
Live Adoration: EWTN Chapel — Available from 6 AM to 3 PM PT
Live Perpetual Adoration: Tyburn Convent, London — Available 24 hours a day. Click the "Picture-in-Picture" icon to keep a small window on your desktop so that you can adore whenever you are on your computer. Or click the “full screen” icon and set aside an hour to spend in adoration.
The Twelve Stations of the Most Holy Eucharist (free e-book) — Journey deeper in your understanding of the Eucharistic Mystery.