Brian W. MacMichael

Brian W. MacMichael
Brian W. MacMichael is the director of the Office of Worship in Fort Wayne-South Bend. He holds an M.T.S. in liturgical studies from the University of Notre Dame.

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Holy Week 2020: Active Participation from Afar

Posted by Brian W. MacMichael on Apr 2, 2020 7:05:00 AM

Under the pall of the COVID-19 pandemic, the lives of people around the globe have been radically upended in countless ways. The Church shares in this upheaval, as all dioceses of the United States have canceled public Masses and are wrestling with how best to continue dispensing the sacraments—especially Confession and Anointing of the Sick—while observing necessary health precautions. It’s clear that the celebrations of Holy Week will necessarily be very different in 2020, with the rituals unfolding in empty churches. (On the bright side, with stay-at-home orders, there should be record “attendance” at the Triduum via livestream!)

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Topics: Holy Week, liturgy, Paschal Triduum, domestic church, COVID-19 Resources

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