The worldwide spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has made it necessary for all to practice social distancing, which limits participation in communal activities such as mass ceremonies in the Catholic Church.
Holy Week in the Philippines started on Palm Sunday, April 5, and will last until Easter Sunday, April 12. Pope Francis and the Vatican City already started celebrating daily masses at 2PM via the Vatican News English channel on YouTube.
According to the Pope, everybody will be blessed, , and Holy Week celebrations will be performed online via Facebook and YouTube live stream.
So, how can Catholic Filipinos under enhanced community quarantine observe the Holy Week?
Below is a listed of online masses to be performed by churches all over the Philippines:
Time: Sunday – 8am,10am, 6pm; Monday to Friday – 7:30am, 12:10pm; Saturday – 7:30am
Where: Manila Cathedral’s Facebook page
Time: Daily – 5am, 6am, 12:15pm, 3pm, 4pm
Where: Quiapo Church’s Facebook page
Diocese of Kalookan
Time: Sunday – 6:30am, 7:45am, 9am, 10:15am, 3pm, 4:15pm, 5:30pm, 6:45pm, 8pm; Monday to Friday – 6am, 12nn, 6pm
Where: Diocese of Kalookan’s Facebook page
Diocese of Cubao
Time: Sunday – 8am, 11am, 6pm; Monday to Saturday – 8am
Where: Diocese of Cubao’s Facebook page
Diocese of Pasig
Time: Sunday – 6am, 7:30am, 9am, 4pm, 6pm; Monday to Saturday – 6am, 8am, 12nn, 6pm
Where: Pasig Cathedral’s Facebook page
Time: Daily – 8am, 1pm
Where: Radyo Katipunan Facebook page and Radyo Katipunan YouTube channel
Time: Daily – 6am, 12nn, 6pm
Where: Radio Veritas’ Facebook page
Sambuhay TV Mass
Time: Saturday (anticipated mass) – 5pm; Monday to Friday – 6:15am
Where: Sambuhay’s Facebook page
Online masses led by Singapore Archbishop William Goh
Time: Sunday – 10am; Monday to Saturday – 1pm
Where: Archdiocese of Singapore’s YouTube channel
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