Pope’s schedule for Lent and Easter

The programme of Pope Francis, February-April, includes the Lenten Season and Easter, which this year falls on April 12.

Feb 13, 2020

VATICAN CITY: The Holy See Press Office on Wednesday released the following calendar of the celebrations of Pope Francis for the months of February, March and April:

February

February 26, Wednesday: Ash Wednesday
16.30: Church of Saint Anselm - Statio and penitential procession

17.00: Basilica of Santa Sabina - Holy Mass, blessing and imposition of the Ashes

March

March 1, Sunday: First Sunday of Lent
Ariccia - Beginning of the spiritual exercises for the Roman Curia

March 6, Friday
Conclusion of the spiritual exercises for the Roman Curia

March 20, Friday 20
17.00: Saint Peter’s Basilica - Celebration of the Sacrament of Penance

April

April 5, Sunday
10.00: Saint Peter’s Square - Palm Sunday and the Passion of the Lord
Commemoration of the entry of the Lord into Jerusalem, and Holy Mass

April 9, Thursday: Holy Thursday
9.30: Saint Peter’s Basilica - Chrism Mass

April 10, Friday: Good Friday
17.00: Saint Peter’s Basilica - Celebration of the Passion of the Lord
21.15: Colosseum – Way of the Cross

April 11, Saturday: Holy Saturday
20.30: Saint Peter’s Basilica - Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter

April 12, Sunday: Easter Sunday
10.00: Saint Peter’s Square – Easter Sunday Holy Mass
12.00: “Urbi et Orbi” Easter message and blessing from the central balcony of Saint Peter’s Basilica

April 19, Sunday: Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday)
10.30: Saint Peter’s Square - Holy Mass--Vatican News

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