Vatican releases Pope’s liturgical calendar for March and April

by | 5 Mar, 2017 | News

The Vatican Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff has published the calendar of liturgical celebrations at which Pope Francis will preside during March and April 2017.

The list includes the Masses to be celebrated during the Holy Father’s pastoral visits to Milan on 25 March and Carpi on 2 April, as well as other events surrounding Holy Week and Easter.

Please find below the full list:


Friday 17: at 5.00pm. in the Vatican Basilica, penitential celebration.

Saturday 25: Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. Pastoral visit to Milan.


Sunday 2: Fifth Sunday of Lent. Pastoral visit to Carpi.

Sunday 9: Palm Sunday and the Passion of the Lord: At 10.00am in St. Peter’s Square, commemoration of the entry of the Lord in Jerusalem, and Holy Mass.

Thursday 13: Holy Thursday. At 9.30am in the Vatican Basilica, Chrism Mass.

Friday 14: Good Friday. At 5.00pm in the Vatican Basilica, celebration of the Passion of the Lord.

At 9.15pm at the Colosseum, Rome: Via Crucis (Way of the Cross).

Saturday 15: Holy Saturday. At 8.30pm in the Vatican Basilica, Easter Vigil.

Sunday 16: Easter Sunday. At 10.00am, in the Vatican Basilica, Holy Mass. At midday, from the central balcony of the Vatican Basilica, “Urbi et Orbi” blessing.



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