A few days ago, Cardinal Robert Sarah, the Prefect from the Congregation of Divine Worship and the Disciple of the Sacraments, sent out a decree regarding the Easter Triduum, which partially read: “Concerning the date of Easter: Easter is the heart of the entire liturgical year and is not simply one feast among others. The Easter Triduum is celebrated over the arc of three days which is preceded by Lent and crowned by Pentecost and, therefore, cannot be transferred to another time” (my emphasis).
This morning, Cardinal Collins sent a letter to all the parishes in our Archdiocese with the following instruction: “Due to the current pandemic, the liturgical celebration of the paschal mysteries of Holy Week, the Triduum and Easter will be celebrated without the physical participation of the faithful.” In conformity with his decree, I will be celebrating the liturgies of Holy Week at our parish assisted by Fr. Canisius Raj (and without the presence of the faithful).
In order to join my prayers with Cardinal Collins for the faithful of the archdiocese, and for the people of Our Lady of the Airways, I will be celebrating the liturgies at the same time that they are scheduled at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Michael.
The respective time of the liturgies in our parish will be as follow: