Cardinal Wilton Gregory to Hold Full Schedule of Holy Week Liturgies

Events for the end of Lent and celebrating the joy of Easter will be open to all as well as live-streamed

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Cardinal Wilton Gregory will celebrate Holy Week liturgies from the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, April 10-17, marking Palm Sunday and the Church’s most solemn rituals of the Triduum — Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil — and culminating in the joyous Masses of Easter Day.

After two years of limited in-person Masses because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s liturgies at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception are open to all worshippers, as well as live-streamed for those who remain cautious about being in crowds.

Individual parishes throughout The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington continue to offer both in-person and virtual options for participating in multiple languages. See our parish directory.

Here is the Holy Week schedule for liturgies celebrated by Cardinal Gregory. Unless otherwise noted, Cardinal Gregory will preside. Also unless noted, all these liturgies take place at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, 1725 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, D.C. Media are welcome to attend.

  • Palm Sunday, April 10: Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, 11 a.m. ET Livestream link.
  • Monday, April 11: Chrism Mass (a solemn ceremony at which the holy oils used throughout the year are blessed) 2 p.m. ET Livestream link.
  • Holy Thursday, April 14: Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 5:30 p.m. ET Livestream link.
  • Good Friday, April 15: The Passion of the Lord, 1 p.m. ET Livestream link
  • 4 p.m. ET en Espanol, Auxiliary Bishop Mario Dorsonville presiding.
  • Holy Saturday, April 16: Easter Vigil Mass, 8 p.m. ET Livestream link.
  • Easter Sunday, April 17: Easter Mass, (at St. Matthew the Apostle) 9 a.m. ET
    Livestream link.
  • Easter Mass, 12 noon ET (at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Ave., NE, Washington, D.C.) Basilica livestream link.

Texts of readings and programs are on the website of St. Matthew’s Cathedral. The full Archdiocesan Holy Week schedule, along with all livestream links and guides to the events may be found on our website.