Palm Sunday and Holy Week

Mar 27, 2015

Sunday, March 29th is Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion and Holy Week begins! This week is the most solemn and sacred of the entire year. It is a time to 
enter into the mystery of our redemption. This week we are not just bystanders as we were at Christmas; now it is truly all about us.

We are invited to be at the entrance to the City of Jerusalem, as part of the crowd accompanying Jesus as he enters into His own city, or as part of those
living in the city who are eager to meet Him. Things change quickly as the shouts of Hosanna turn to "Crucify" and the King, the Messiah, is led to trial,
judgment, and death.

The night before His crucifixion Jesus establishes the two great sacraments: the Eucharist and the Priesthood. He gives us, more than 2,000 years later, the
ability to receive Him completely, Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity. Essential to the Sacrament of the Eucharist is the Priesthood; without priests who stand in the "Person of Jesus" there is no Eucharist.

On that Friday we call Good (in old English meaning Holy), Jesus dies for us and His sacrificial death is repeated in an unbloody way at every Mass. Good
Friday is also the moment when He gathers His Church together at the foot of the Cross and hands His Spirit over to us. The water and blood that flow from
His side are the "fountain of sacramental life in the Church", the water of Baptism and the Precious Blood of the Eucharist.
Holy Saturday is a universal day of loss as we mourn the death of an only Son.
The great Easter Vigil is the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus and our own promise of Eternal Life! Please try to join us for as many of the services as possible this week and experience them for yourselves!
Our Lady Undoer of Knots, pray for us.

God bless,

MJH