Lent 2021

Palm Sunday & Holy Week Resources

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Holy Week in 3 Minutes Video

Holy Week resources, including videos, activities, prayers and liturgies are available below!

Holy Week Videos, Activities, Prayers and Liturgies

TEXT: Holy Week Resources

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday Mass at Holy Name Cathedral

Palm Sunday Readings

Holy Week Virtual Services at Holy Name Cathedral

  • Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper: Online Thursday at 5:30 pm

  • Good Friday Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion: Online Friday at 3 pm

  • Holy Saturday Easter Vigil: Online Saturday at 8 pm

  • Sunday Easter Mass (English, Spanish, Polish): Online Sunday at 6 am

Watch Holy Week at Holy Name 

Holy Week at Home: 

Check out the attached document for to learn more about Holy Week, great activities, and more!

Holy Week at Home Activities

40 Days of Kindness

We are sharing Acts of Kindness for the 40 Days of Lent!  Follow along on Resurrection's Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account!

Lenten Liturgy


Ash Wednesday 2021
February 17, 2021

Catholics throughout the world observe the beginning of Lent by attending Ash Wednesday liturgies, being marked with ashes, and with fasting and prayer.  Below are local parishes that will be offering opportunities for worship and the distribution of ashes, the readings of the day and other resources.

Ash Wednesday Masses at local parishes: 

St. Juliana - watch HERE

St. Paul of the Cross - watch HERE

Mary Seat of Wisdom - watch HERE

Distribution of Ashes at local parishes: 

St. Monica
Location: 5136 N Nottingham Ave, Chicago, IL 60656
Times: 8:30am, 12:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:30pm
Register HERE

St. Juliana
Location: 7201 N Oketo Ave, Chicago, IL 60631
Times: 8:30am, 1:30pm, 7:00pm 
Register HERE

St. Paul of the Cross 
Location: 320 S Washington Ave, Park Ridge, IL 60068
Times: Mass Times: 8:30am, 12:00pm, 7:30pm, Ash Distribution (No Mass): 5:00pm in the gym

Mary Seat of Wisdom
Location: 920 Granville Ave, Park Ridge, IL 60068
Times: 7:00am, 8:40am, 12:00pm, 7:00pm
Register HERE

St. Elizabeth of the Trinity
Location: 6020 W Ardmore Ave, Chicago, IL 60646
Times: 8:30am, 4:00pm, 7:30pm

St. Eugene 
Location: 7958 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60656
Times: 6:30am, 9:00am, 12:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm
Register HERE

St. John Brebeuf 
Location: 8305 N Harlem Ave, Niles, IL 60714
Times: 10:00am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:30pm
Register HERE

Immaculate Conception 
Location: 7211 W Talcott Ave, Chicago, IL 60631
Times: 6:30am, 7:00pm
Register HERE

Ash Wednesday Readings: 

First Reading: Joel 2:12-18

Even now, says the LORD,
return to me with your whole heart,
with fasting, and weeping, and mourning;
Rend your hearts, not your garments,
and return to the LORD, your God.
For gracious and merciful is he,
slow to anger, rich in kindness,
and relenting in punishment.
Perhaps he will again relent
and leave behind him a blessing,
Offerings and libations
for the LORD, your God.

Blow the trumpet in Zion!
proclaim a fast,
call an assembly;
Gather the people,
notify the congregation;
Assemble the elders,
gather the children
and the infants at the breast;
Let the bridegroom quit his room
and the bride her chamber.
Between the porch and the altar
let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep,
And say, “Spare, O LORD, your people,
and make not your heritage a reproach,
with the nations ruling over them!
Why should they say among the peoples,
‘Where is their God?’”
Then the LORD was stirred to concern for his land
and took pity on his people.

Responsorial Psalm: Ps 51:3-4, 5-6ab, 12-13, 14 and 17

R. Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.

Have mercy on me, O God, in your goodness;
in the greatness of your compassion wipe out my offense.
Thoroughly wash me from my guilt
and of my sin cleanse me.

R. Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.

For I acknowledge my offense,
and my sin is before me always:
"Against you only have I sinned,
and done what is evil in your sight."

R. Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.

A clean heart create for me, O God,
and a steadfast spirit renew within me.
Cast me not out from your presence,
and your Holy Spirit take not from me.

R. Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.

Give me back the joy of your salvation,
and a willing spirit sustain in me.
O Lord, open my lips,
and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.

R. Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.

Second Reading: 2 Cor 5:20—6:2

Brothers and sisters:
We are ambassadors for Christ,
as if God were appealing through us.
We implore you on behalf of Christ,
be reconciled to God.
For our sake he made him to be sin who did not know sin,
so that we might become the righteousness of God in him.
Working together, then,
we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain.
For he says:
In an acceptable time I heard you,
and on the day of salvation I helped you.
Behold, now is a very acceptable time;
behold, now is the day of salvation.

Gospel Reading: Mt 6:1-6, 16-18

Jesus said to his disciples:
"Take care not to perform righteous deeds
in order that people may see them;
otherwise, you will have no recompense from your heavenly Father.
When you give alms,
do not blow a trumpet before you,
as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets
to win the praise of others.
Amen, I say to you,
they have received their reward.
But when you give alms,
do not let your left hand know what your right is doing,
so that your almsgiving may be secret.
And your Father who sees in secret will repay you

"When you pray,
do not be like the hypocrites,
who love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on street corners
so that others may see them.
Amen, I say to you,
they have received their reward.
But when you pray, go to your inner room,
close the door, and pray to your Father in secret.
And your Father who sees in secret will repay you.

"When you fast,
do not look gloomy like the hypocrites.
They neglect their appearance,
so that they may appear to others to be fasting.
Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward.
But when you fast,
anoint your head and wash your face,
so that you may not appear to be fasting,
except to your Father who is hidden.
And your Father who sees what is hidden will repay you."

Lenten Resources

Holy Week Resources

Holy Week Videos, Activities, Prayers and Liturgies

Ash Wednesday
Check out the links below to learn more about Ash Wednesday and for some easy to do at home activities:

Ash Wednesday Info

Ash Wednesday Activities

Lent is for Loving