Holy Week color

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q: Hi Father: My pastor told me that red was an alternate color on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of Holy Week. So I went looking for that note. Didn’t find anything permitting red as an alternative color to violet. I was wondering if this is a pre-Vatican II “rubric” but didn’t find anything there either.

Do you have information on this? 


A: There is no such alternative. The color for those three days is violet.