Divine Mercy Sunday April 12th at 3:00pm

Note From Our Pastor (Parish Bulletin for March 29, 2015)

Dear Parishioners,

Today we celebrate Palm Sunday, which marks the start of Holy Week. It reminds us Christians of the journey Jesus made into Jerusalem, on a donkey, to celebrate the Jewish festival of Passover. Jesus chose a donkey to show that he had come in peace. We spend Holy Week in prayer as we prepare for the Easter Triduum, the celebration of the passion, death, and resurrection of Christ.

The Easter Triduum consists of three parts - Holy Thursday, Good Friday,
and the Easter Vigil.

On Holy Thursday we celebrate The Mass of the Lord's Supper.
This special Mass commemorates the institution of the Eucharist, the institution of the priesthood, and the commandment of brotherly love that Jesus gave after washing the feet of his disciples. If you love the Eucharist, please come to this Mass! During the Mass, I will wash the feet of twelve parishioners. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament follows the Holy Thursday Mass.

We offer the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday.

The service on Good Friday consists of three parts:
the Liturgy of the Word, the Veneration of the Cross, and Holy Communion. The Prayers of the Faithful are greatly extended on Good Friday. The congregation prays for the Church, the Pope, the Jews, non-Christians, unbelievers and others. Everyone will have the opportunity to venerate the cross.

The Easter Vigil consists of four parts:
The Service of Light, The Liturgy of the Word, The Liturgy of Baptism (The sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation for new members of the Church and the
Renewal of Baptismal Promises by the entire congregation) and Holy Eucharist.

The Easter Vigil is the greatest Mass of the year!

I pray that the Lord will bless you in a special way this Holy Week. Please take time to pray. I will see you at The Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Thursday evening!

Blessings in Christ,
Fr. Rob