June 04, 2020
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Sacred Triduum Masses and services to be livestreamed in Maine, list of celebrations now available

Community Author: Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland
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PORTLAND — Holy Week, the most solemn week of the entire year, began on Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord on April 5. The Mass marked the start of the final week of Lent, culminating with the Sacred Triduum, during which Catholics commemorate the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, the Passion and Death of Christ on Good Friday and the Resurrection on Easter Sunday. The Sacred Triduum celebrates the forgiveness of sins for all humanity and the gift of everlasting life to all who believe in Him.


Due to the COVID-19 crisis, an unprecedented number of Maine parishes are livestreaming their Masses and services, including Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter. For a complete list of those live-streaming opportunities, visit portlanddiocese.org/HolyWeekLiveStreaming.


Bishop Robert Deeley will also preside at Masses and services this week via livestream and originating from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland. The celebrations can be viewed at portlandiocese.org/online-Mass or facebook.com/PortlandCathedral. Here is Bishop Deeley’s schedule:



Thursday, April 9

Holy Thursday Mass of Our Lord’s Supper

7 p.m.



Friday, April 10

Good Friday Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

7 p.m.



Saturday, April 11

Easter Vigil Mass

8 p.m.



Sunday, April 12

Easter Sunday Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord

10 a.m.


To view a special page dedicated to the latest news, live prayer opportunities, an updated list of drive-through confessions, and a variety of faith resources, visit the Diocese of Portland’s COVID-19 response page at portlanddiocese.org/content/response-coronavirus.



In addition, stories from many Masses and services, messages, and other resources  throughout Holy Week will be posted on the diocesan website (portlanddiocese.org), the diocesan Facebook page (facebook.com/PortlandDiocese), the diocesan Twitter page (twitter.com/PortlandDiocese), myParish App, and on Bishop Deeley’s personal social media pages on Twitter (twitter.com/BishopDeeley) and Instagram (bishopdeeley).