Catholics around the Archdiocese of Seattle are preparing to celebrate the Easter triduum, the summit of the church’s liturgical year, which begins on Holy Thursday.
This year, with COVID-19 prohibitions on gatherings, Catholics will be celebrating the most sacred days of their faith at home, rather than with their parish communities.
The Triduum liturgies include the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, April 9; the Lord’s Passion on Good Friday, April 10; the Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord at the Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 11; and Easter Sunday Mass on April 12. (Learn more about the triduum.)
Here are some ways to participate:
- Watch local parishes livestream their liturgies. More than 125 parishes and missions around the archdiocese are planning to broadcast the Easter triduum liturgies (see list below). Check each parish’s website or Facebook page for details.
- View these liturgies as they are celebrated by Archbishop Paul D. Etienne at St. James Cathedral in Seattle (Vimeo or Facebook), in Spanish by Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo (Facebook) and by Auxiliary Bishop Daniel Mueggenborg at Holy Innocents Church, Duvall. Find their full schedules here.
- Virtually join Pope Francis as he celebrates the Easter triduum liturgies in Rome. View them on the Vatican News YouTube channel (if you’re an Xfinity customer with a voice remote, you can search for the Vatican YouTube channel and watch on your TV). Remember that Western Washington is 9 hours behind Rome. That means the pope’s 6 p.m. Holy Thursday Mass can be viewed at 9 a.m. in Western Washington. See the schedule here.
- Watch on TV or listen on radio. Options include Sacred Heart Radio, a local station; EWTN (TV and radio) and Catholic TV.
Parishes and missions livestreaming or recording liturgies
Christ Our Hope, Seattle (English and Spanish)
Church of the Assumption, Bellingham (English and Spanish, also daily Masses)
Holy Cross, Lake Stevens/Granite Falls (also Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening Masses)
Holy Family, Auburn (English and Vietnamese, also Tuesday through Friday Masses)
Holy Family, Kirkland (also daily Masses)
Holy Family, Seattle (English and Spanish)
Mary, Queen of Peace, Sammamish (also daily Masses)
North American Martyrs, Edmonds (extraordinary form)
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Seattle (also daily Masses)
Our Lady Queen of Heaven, Tacoma (also Wednesday and Friday Masses)
Sacred Heart, Tacoma (English, Vietnamese and Spanish)
St. Alphonsus, Seattle (also daily Masses)
St. Anthony, Renton (English and Spanish)
St. Brendan, Bothell (English and Spanish)
St. Edward, Seattle (English and Spanish, also daily Masses)
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Bothell (English and Spanish, also daily Masses)
St. George, Seattle (English and Spanish, also daily Masses)
St. John of the Woods, Tacoma (English, Vietnamese and Spanish)
St. John the Evangelist, Vancouver (English and Spanish)
St. Joseph, Lynden (English and Spanish)
St. Joseph, Tacoma (extraordinary form)
St. Louise de Marillac, Bellevue (English and Spanish Sunday Masses, also daily Masses in English)
St. Mary of the Valley, Monroe (English and Spanish)
St. Olaf, Poulsbo (English and Spanish)
St. Paul, Seattle (English and Spanish, also daily Masses)
St. Peter, Deming (English and Spanish)
St. Peter, Seattle (English and Spanish, also daily Masses)
St. Pius X, Mountlake Terrace (also daily Masses)
St. Theresa, Federal Way (English and Spanish)
Tacoma Regional Parishes (English, Vietnamese and Spanish)