In these times of confinement, the Oratory’s pastoral team wishes more than ever to remain in contact with you to celebrate Holy Week, that high point of the year destined to commemorate the Passion of Christ. That is why we are offering you, despite the distance, alternatives to keep in touch with you, whether it be readings, audio or video messages throughout the week.

All texts and media are in French unless specified.

PALM SUNDAY, April 5*

* Please note there will be no sale or blessing of palms at Saint Joseph’s Oratory.

Palm Sunday marks the start of Holy Week. Preceding Easter Sunday, it commemorates two events: on the one hand, the solemn entry of Jesus into Jerusalem where he was cheered by a crowd waving palm branches cut from the trees; on the other hand, the Passion of Christ and his death on the cross, hence the current name of “celebration of Palm Sunday and the Passion.”

PALM SUNDAY
 Mass in French on RadioVM  11 a.m.
 Text in English of today’s homily,
by Father Jean-Pierre Aumont, CSC
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Video clip of the Gospel, presided by Father Jonas St-Martin, CSC video-icon
Video clip of Father Jonas St-Martin, CSC’s Homily video-icon

HOLY MONDAY, April 6

HOLY MONDAY
 Mass in French on RadioVM  8:30 a.m.
 Text of today’s homily document-pdf-icon
Video clip of the Gospel, presided by Father Jomon Kalladanthiyil, CSC video-icon
Video clip of Father Jomon Kalladanthiyil, CSC’s Homily video-icon
 Audio clip of the Gospel followed by the homily of the day media-audio-icon

HOLY TUESDAY, April 7

HOLY TUESDAY
 Mass in French on RadioVM  8:30 a.m.
 Text of today’s homily from Father Jacquy Dagobert, CSC document-pdf-icon
 Video clip of the Gospel by Father Jacquy Dagobert, CSC video-icon
 Video clip of the Homily of the day by Father Jacquy Dagobert, CSC video-icon
 Audio or video clip of the Gospel followed by the homily of the day media-audio-icon

HOLY WEDNESDAY, April 8

HOLY WEDNESDAY
 Mass in French on RadioVM  8:30 a.m.
 Text of today’s homily  PDF available soon
 Video clip of the Gospel by Father Jonas St-Martin, CSC video-icon
 Video clip of today’s Homily by Father Jonas St-Martin, CSC video-icon
 Audio clip of the Gospel followed by the homily of the day
by Father Jonas St-Martin, CSC
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HOLY THURSDAY, April 9

Mass in memory of the Lord’s Supper – Holy Thursday commemorates the institution by Jesus Christ of the sacrament of the Eucharist at the Last Supper, which is the last meal taken with his disciples before his arrest. It is part of the Easter Triduum, which extends from Holy Thursday (commemoration of Christ’s last meal with his apostles) to Vespers on Easter Sunday.

HOLY THURSDAY
 Mass in French on RadioVM  8:30 a.m.
 Text of today’s homily from Father Jacquy Dagobert, CSC document-pdf-icon
 Video clip of the Gospel by Father Jacquy Dagobert, CSC video-icon
 Video clip of the Homily of the day by Father Jacquy Dagobert, CSC video-icon
 Audio or video clip of the Gospel followed by the homily of the day media-audio-icon

GOOD FRIDAY, April 10

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion – It marks the day of the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ.

GOOD FRIDAY
 Worship of the Cross on RadioVM  8:30 a.m. rebroadcast at 3 p.m.
 Texte of today’s homily, by Father Parnel Monrose, c.s.c. document-pdf-icon
 Video clip of today’s Gospel, by Father Parnel Monrose, c.s.c. video-icon
 Video clip of today’s Homily, by Father Parnel Monrose, c.s.c. video-icon
 Audio clip of today’s homily, by Father Parnel Monrose, c.s.c. media-audio-icon
 Pastoral blog article from Father Patrick Celier, CSC: Hail o Cross, our only hope and The great silence of Good Saturday document-pdf-icon

HOLY SATURDAY, April 11

Holy Saturday is the great silence. After remembering and celebrating the events of the last hours of Jesus – Holy Thursday and Good Friday – the whole Church, and the whole Christian world with it, is immersed in silence.

HOLY SATURDAY
 Pastoral blog article by Father Claude Grou, CSC
on the Easter Vigil
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EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 12

Feast of the Resurrection of the Lord

EASTER
 Feast of the Resurrection of the Lord on RadioVM (in French)  11:00 a.m.
 Audio clip of the Gospel and Homily by Father Patrick Celier, CSC  media-audio-icon
 Video clip of the Gospel by Father Patrick Celier, CSC  video-icon
 Video clip of Father Patrick Celier, CSC’s Homily  video-icon
 Father Yvon Laurence’s Pastoral blog article:
 Living in resurrection
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Paschal message from Father Claude Grou, CSC, rector,
read in English by Father Michael Delaney, CSC
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Paschal message from Father Claude Grou, CSC, rector,
read by Father Jonas St-Martin, CSC, in Spanish

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