405 S. Church St., Wentzville, MO 63385 | 636-332-9225

Holy Week at Home


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.

Act of Contrition Prayers


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.

A Journey Through Holy Week for Families Flipbook

  • Holy Thursday, page 42
  • Good Friday, page 60
  • Easter Vigil, page 82
  • Easter Sunday, page 110

Music Program for Holy Thursday

Music Program for Good Friday

Music Program for Easter Vigil

Music Program for Easter Sunday

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

 Message from Our Pastor

Build an Altar

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
Blessed palms will be available in the church gathering area starting Sunday, April 5.

We Watch and Pray during the Paschal Triduum

A Journey Through Holy Week for Families Flipbook

Holy Week Summary

Holy Week from FORMED

Holy Week from Home from Liturgical Press - English

Holy Week from Home from Liturgical Press - Spanish

Semana Santa A.D. 2020 en las iglesias domésticas - Español

Evening Prayer Thursday of the Lord's Supper

Morning & Evening Prayer Friday of the Passion of the Lord

Morning & Evening Prayer Holy Saturday

Morning & Evening Prayer Easter Sunday

Blessing of Food for the First Meal of Easter


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


PRAYERS

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. 

The Why and How of Making a Spiritual Communion


DAILY MASS READINGS

English
Spanish
USCCB Daily Readings Audio