ANY priests, parish musicians, and others have been wondering what this year’s celebration of Holy Week may look like, given restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments (CDW) has now released a short document with pertinent guidance.
The two-page text is available here:
* * PDF Download • CDW Guidance for Holy Week 2020
UPDATE: A second decree was published on 25 March 2020 with additional clarifications. It is available on the Vatican website.
As the decree notes, these guidelines are provided “by mandate of the Supreme Pontiff, for the year 2020 only.”