Events

Holy Week Masses Schedule

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, will observe Holy Week with in-person liturgical celebrations at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State Street, Chicago. Holy Week is the last week of Lent, immediately preceding Easter Sunday. Observed by Catholics as a time to commemorate the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, various special liturgies are celebrated during the Paschal Triduum, the three days before Easter.

In-person and livestreamed events

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday Mass with Cardinal Cupich
Sunday, April 10 at 12:30 p.m.
Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St., Chicago
Watch live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIceK56pUa8

Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday, which celebrates the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem days before He died. During this observance, the Church celebrates the beginning of Jesus’ passage from life to death to new life. In accordance with the Gospel, the faithful hold palms during Mass in homage to Jesus’ followers covering His path in palm fronds on the day He entered Jerusalem.

Palm Sunday around the Archdiocese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4hFtcxE0WU

Holy Thursday

Holy Thursday Mass
Thursday, April 14 at 5:30 p.m.
Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St., Chicago
Watch live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y217X8evDwk

Holy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ, when He established the sacrament of Holy Communion prior to His arrest and crucifixion. Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, will celebrate the Mass of The Lord's Supper followed by Eucharistic processions with evening adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 10 p.m.

Good Friday

Good Friday Liturgy
Friday, April 15 at 5:30 p.m.
Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St., Chicago
Watch Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0JoJg9Benc

The Liturgy of the Word of the Lord’s Passion is not a Mass but rather a reading of the Passion, veneration of the cross and Communion. The Eucharist received on Good Friday was consecrated at the Holy Thursday liturgy.

Good Friday Reflection: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlFa422CzmM

Easter Vigil

Holy Saturday Liturgy
Saturday, April 16 at 8 p.m.
Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St., Chicago
Watch live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHCqTBb14NM

Easter Vigil is held on the evening before Easter and is the first official celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus.


PRERECORDED ONLINE MASSES

During this difficult time, it is particularly important that the faithful have access to the grace and comfort of Holy Mass. Please note, all of the Masses listed below will be available on the archdiocese’s YouTube channel Catholic Chicago.

Palm Sunday Prerecorded Masses:

  • 5:30 a.m.: UniMás will televise Spanish Mass celebrated by Rev. Sergio Rivas, coordinator of the Consejo Pastoral.
  • 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.: Polvision will televise Polish Mass celebrated by Rev. Marek Smolka, associate pastor and director of liturgy at Holy Name Cathedral and coordinator of Polish Council of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
  • 9:30 a.m.: ABC 7 will televise Mass celebrated by Cardinal Cupich.

Easter Sunday Prerecorded Masses:

  • 5:30 a.m.: UniMás will televise Easter reflections in Spanish from Cardinal Cupich and Hispanic clergy with music from St. Bede the Venerable Parish choir at, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFNySxefaXo
  • 6 a.m.: The archdiocese’s ChicagoCatolico YouTube channel will stream Spanish Mass with Bishop Robert Casey, vicar general of the archdiocese, at https://www.youtube.com/user/ChicagoCatolico.
  • 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.: Polvision will televise Polish Mass celebrated by Rev. Smolka.  
  • Noon: ABC 7 will televise Mass with Cardinal Cupich.