Palm Sunday: the glory of a humble King riding into Jerusalem or the agony of the Suffering Servant by whose stripes we are healed?

Passion or Palms?

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Passion or Palms?

Today’s celebration has multiple emphases. The glory of a humble King riding into Jerusalem or the agony of the Suffering Servant by whose stripes we are healed, who bore our sufferings? The point is that BOTH are necessary for salvation. In Baptism we suffer and die in Christ so that we may reign with Him.

Let us commemorate these holy mysteries so as to make them a reality in our personal lives and our parish lives. The inner renewal comes to us through the celebration of the sacraments. No
one is being baptized this year at the Easter Vigil but we are challenged to be washed clean in the water that flows from the pierced side of Jesus as He hung on the cross. The waters of Baptism and the tears of repentance in the sacrament of Reconciliation make this cleansing bath a reality in your life. Celebrate the sacraments with love and devotion. The schedule of services is here in the bulletin and here on the website.

Confessions are being heard 6pm Holy Thursday – 2pm Good Friday and before and after Stations at Holy Ghost and Incarnation. Come to the waters of life that flow from the Cross of Jesus.

God bless you in this Holy Week with peace and grace.

Fr. Dave