Virtual Holy Week Retreat

Date(s): Sunday, April 5 – Saturday, April 11
Location: Videos will be live streamed on Facebook and on this page. Tune in on Facebook to comment and share!

This week-long virtual retreat begins Palm Sunday (April 5) with Mass from the Saint Paul Seminary and culminates with the Easter Vigil Mass from the Cathedral of Saint Paul April 11. Each day has two parts:

  1. Mass or prayer at 9 a.m. followed by directed Lectio Divina.
  2. Evening session at 7 p.m, consisting of conferences from Archbishop Bernard Hebda, Bishop Andrew Cozzens, Father Charles Lachowitzer and Father John Ubel.

Videos will be live streamed on Facebook and posted on this page for all who would like to participate. Tune in on Facebook to comment and share!


Schedule / Conference Topics

Palm Sunday, April 5

9 a.m. Mass from the Saint Paul Seminary

7 p.m. Opening retreat conference – Archbishop Hebda, at Cathedral of Saint Paul

Holy Monday, April 6

9 a.m. Morning Prayer from the Pro Ecclesia Sancta Sisters – Followed by directed Lectio Divina on the Gospel of the Day, John 12:1-11

7 p.m. Retreat Conference – Father Lachowitzer

Holy Tuesday, April 7

9 a.m. Morning Prayer from the Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist, St. Agnes – Followed by directed Lectio Divina on the Gospel of the day, John 13

7 p.m. Retreat Conference: “Hope Amidst Isolation”: Lessons from the Garden of Gethsemane – Father Ubel

Spy Wednesday, April 8

9 a.m. Morning prayer from Carmelite Hermits of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Demontreville – Followed by directed Lectio Divina on the Gospel of the day, Mt 26:14-25

7 p.m. Retreat Conference – Bishop Cozzens

Holy Thursday, April 9

9 a.m. Morning prayer from St. Paul Seminary – directed Lectio Divina on John 13 – foot washing.

7 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper Cathedral of St. Paul – Archbishop Hebda presiding

Good Friday, April 10

9 a.m. Morning Prayer – Cathedral of St. Paul – Followed by directed Lectio Divina on Passion

7 p.m. Celebration of the Lord’s Passion – Cathedral of St. Paul – Bishop Cozzens presiding

Holy Saturday, April 11

9 a.m. Morning Prayer – Cathedral of St. Paul, directed Lectio Divina following – Holy Saturday reading

8:30 p.m. Easter Vigil Mass – Cathedral of St. Paul – Archbishop Hebda presiding

Easter Sunday, April 12

9:30 a.m. – Easter Mass – Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis – Archbishop Hebda presiding; Mass will be live streamed on the Basilica’s website and broadcast on 830am, WCCO