On March 19, 2020, the Vatican issued guidelines and suggestions on the celebration of the Triduum for this year during this time of the Covid-19 Coronavirus. Here is the official text in English, Spanish, and French.
UPDATE: The Vatican issued a slightly updated version of this decree on March 25, 2020.
We summarize here the major points and how that will affect communities that are unable to gather together for the Triduum and celebrate not only the liturgies of the Triduum but also the baptismal rites during the Easter Vigil.
For a more focused look at the options and suggestions for celebrating the initiation rites of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) when your community cannot gather together for the Easter Vigil, see this video post and written summary.
And if you missed it, here is the video we did last week on how to celebrate the Scrutinies and the Presentations during this extraordinary time.
The situation in each affected area is constantly changing day by day, so always follow your local diocesan and health guidelines.
We continue to pray for you and your ministry to your communities. We especially pray for those who are sick and all who are caring for them. We grieve with you for lives lost and lives disrupted and share your sadness in these challenging days. We may be physically distanced but we can remain socially and spiritually connected. Let’s keep taking care of one another, especially those most in need. As we journey to Easter, may the Spirit strengthen us even more to be people of paschal joy.