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Holy Week in the Missal

The Procession with the paschal candle at the Easter Vigil

The Procession with the paschal candle at the Easter Vigil

The celebrations of Holy Week, Palm Sunday and the Paschal Triduum, stand at the heart of the Church's year. The third edition of the Roman Missal offers a new translation of these liturgies which Priests and other ministers will need to prepare well so that they will be celebrated worthily.

A number of excerpts from the Missal are offered to assist good celebration. They are intended for printing and insertion in a worthy folder for use in the liturgy. Two of the excerpts are provided for use outside the church building on Palm Sunday and at the Easter Vigil. Also provided is the Exsultet, in both its longer and shorter forms, so that Deacons, Priests or cantors may prepare.

Liturgy Preparation

A number of guides to the changes in the 3rd edition and other material is available in the Resources section of the website.