During Holy Week we followed Christ from his triumphant entrance into Jerusalem to the foot of the Cross as sorrowful bystanders to His Passion, before rolling back the stone of the empty tomb and the joy of the Resurrection.
In 2020, we find ourselves painfully separated from the Church and our usual rhythms and practices. But we are a strong Catholic community online and, in these unique, troubled times, it’s the best time to look to the certainty of the Cross and Christ’s sacrifice for us.
The Bishop of Leeds, Bishop Marcus Stock, has offered some reflections and suggestions for Catholics as we follow the sacred events of Holy Week in an entirely different way this year.
During Holy Week we can't go to Confession - the Sacrament of Reconciliation - as part of our 'Easter Duties'. But there is a mechanism for the forgiveness of sins at this unique time.