Enter into Holy Week with the inspiring words of Pope Francis. "Who am I, before Jesus who enters Jerusalem amid the enthusiasm of the crowd? Am I ready to express my joy, to praise him? Or do I stand back? Who am I, before the suffering Jesus?"Find out more
Holy Week may be different from what we’re used to this year thanks to the pandemic, but we at CTS want to help you fully enter into the week. We’ve collected together our best resources for Holy Week and extracted some inspiring reflections and helpful information from our books. Scroll down to discover what we’ve prepared for you.
If you’re not able to get to any of the Holy Week liturgies this year, find out how you can live Lent at home here.
This quick but helpful guide has everything you need to make a good confession, breaking down the essential elements of a good confession and explaining step by step how to go to confession.Find out more
How does the Pope mark Maundy Thursday? Why does the Queen give out Maundy Money? Where does the word "Maundy" come from? Discover the customs and traditions for Maundy Thursday in this blog.Find out more
Why do we have Hot Cross buns? What is a witness walk? Why is Good Friday traditionally a good day for planting seeds? And why do we call it "Good" Friday? Discover the customs and traditions associated with Good Friday in this blog.Find out more
On Holy Saturday the Church honours Christ in the tomb. Everything is silent: the Mass is not celebrated, the church is empty. There is an air of expectation. We have celebrated Good Friday, now it is Holy Saturday, and the next day is the third day. Discover the customs and traditions that mark this special day.Find out more
Although the Easter Vigil is one of the most magnificent events in the Church’s year, there are many traditions and customs associated with Easter Sunday itself, such as Easter egg hunts, lamb, and Simnel cake. Discover the Christian traditions associated with Easter Sunday in this blog.Find out more