The word holy means something or someone that is set aside or set apart for God’s purposes. Holy Week is the week between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday and is the most sacred time of year for Catholics. During this special time, we recall the saving acts of Jesus Christ–his Passion, Death and Resurrection–through liturgical celebration and personal conversion.
Learn more about Holy Week with these resources:
- Watch: Holy Week in Three Minutes
- Read: Holy Week: Simple Ways to Walk with Jesus to learn about the Holy Week liturgies of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil.
- Read: Fully Entering into the Triduum, a reflection on how Holy Week is a celebration of “the strangest things: weakness becomes strength, love conquers fear, miserable despair transforms into resurrected hope and perpetual death gives way to eternal life.”
- Excerpted from What Palm Sunday Means by D.D. Emmons at Simply Catholic.
- Excerpted from “Your Guide to Holy Week”
- Excerpted from Your Guide to Holy Week poster at Simply Catholic.