HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE & RESOURCES
Please use freely and share with others. A sense of community is of the utmost importance. We must encourage each other, take care of each other, pray for each other and stay connected to our faith during this time of social distancing.
ST. PATRICK MASSES ONLINE
Please join us on our YouTube Channel for Daily & Holy Week Masses, Stations of the Cross, Encounter, Announcements, and even occasional Bloopers.
We hope to have daily Masses posted by 9 AM on our YouTube channel as well as the following:
Holy Thursday, April 9 - Posted by 6 PM
Good Friday, April 10 - Posted by 3 PM
Easter Vigil, April 11 - LIVE! 8 PM
Easter Sunday, April 12 - Posted by 7 AM
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Confessions will be offered by *NEW DRIVE UP* or by appointment only.
Drive-Up Confessions will be offered from two locations on the following dates, weather permitting. Pull in the church OR school parking lot and look for the cones and follow the directions.
- Thu, March 26, 4-6 PM
- Thu, April 2, 4-6 PM
- Wed, April 8, 4-6 PM
- Fri, April 10, 10 AM-12 PM
*Drive Up Confessions will continue on Thursday evenings after Holy Week from 4-6 PM until further notice.
For appointments, call the parish office at 636-332-9225 to schedule. No appointment needed for drive-up confessions. Try to make a prayer of contrition part of your daily prayer life.
OPEN DOOR SCHEDULE
St. Patrick Church will remain open for personal prayer. Please practice safe social distancing.
Holy Thursday, April 9 - 8 AM-2 PM & 7 PM-12 AM
Good Friday, April 10 - 10 AM-5 PM
Easter Vigil, April 11 - Church Not Open
Easter Sunday, April 12 - 8 AM-4 PM
HOLY WEEK LITURGY & MUSIC
Resources to be used in conjunction with our Online Holy Week Masses at St. Patrick.
- Holy Thursday, page 42
- Good Friday, page 60
- Easter Vigil, page 82
- Easter Sunday, page 110
Diocese of Phoenix compiled “A Journey Through Holy Week for Families”, an online flipbook resource to guide Catholic families through celebrating Holy Week from their homes and is being used with permission through the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Read the story here.
The flipbook may be viewed in different ways. Click the Open Book icon on the top right to choose publication, slide, scroll, or index. Choose the file folder icon for the Spanish flipbook. Choose the paper with magnifying glass to search. Choose the magnifying glass to enlarge the page.
If you have problems with the flipbook, the PDF version is available here.
HOLY WEEK AT HOME
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
Blessed palms will be available in the church gathering area starting Sunday, April 5.
ONLINE MASSES AND ADORATION
Daily Masses, Prayers, and Reflections from St. Patrick Parish
Live-Streamed And Televised Masses from the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Vatican News Live Streaming Pope Francis’ Masses
Catholic TV Mass
Catholic Faith Network Masses
University of Notre Dame Masses
St. Patrick's Cathedral New York
San Fernando Cathedral San Antonio – Mass in Spanish
Word On Fire Daily Masses
Adorecast – Live Perpetual Adoration
Mercy Conference and Retreat Center's Virtual Ministry
Be Not Afraid: Messages from St. Louis Archdiocesan Priests
Covid-19: A Prayer of Solidarity
Pope’s Prayer to Mary during Coronavirus Pandemic
Maternal Intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Pray the Angelus at Noon Daily
Prayer in Time of Illness
Litany of Trust
Novena of Surrender to the Will of God
Let Nothing Disturb You
ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
When you are unable to receive Holy Communion, you can make an Act of Spiritual Communion. To do so express your faith in Christ and in His Presence in the Eucharist, and ask Him to unite Himself with you. The basic elements of an Act of Spiritual Communion are an Act of Faith, an Act of Love, a desire to receive Christ, and an invitation to Him to come into your heart. The following text presents a popular form of an Act of Spiritual Communion written by Sr. Alphonsus de Liguori. Simply face the Tabernacle if you are in a Church or Chapel or, if at home, face the direction of the closest Church.
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
DAILY MASS READINGS