April 10, 2022 | Palm Sunday, Year C
This Weeks Bulletin:
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From The Priests Desk:
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Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, Year C. Opening Prayer:
Almighty, ever-living God, you have given the human race Jesus Christ our Savior, He fulfilled your will, by becoming man and giving his life on the Cross.
Help us to bear witness to you by following his example of suffering and make us worthy to share in his resurrection, We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever, Amen.
Sunday/Weekday Celebrations of Lent:
Sun | April 10: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
Mon | April 11: Monday of Holy Week
Tues | April 12: Tuesday of Holy Week
Wed | April 13: Wednesday of Holy Week
Thurs | April 14: Holy Thursday: Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Fri | April 15: Good Friday of the Passion of the Lord
Sat | April 16: Easter Vigil in the Holy Night
Sun | April 17: Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
Catechism Quote of the Week:
Jesus’ Ascent to Jerusalem
CCC 557: “”When the days drew near for him to be taken up [Jesus] set his face to go to Jerusalem.” By this decision he indicated that he was going up to Jerusalem prepared to die there. Three times he had announced his Passion and Resurrection; now, heading toward Jerusalem, Jesus says: “It cannot be that a prophet should perish away from Jerusalem.””
CCC 558: “Jesus recalls the martyrdom of the prophets who had been put to death in Jerusalem. Nevertheless, he persists in calling Jerusalem to gather around him: “How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not!” When Jerusalem comes into view he weeps over her and expresses once again his heart’s desire: “Would that even today you knew the things that make for peace! But now they are hid from your eyes.””
Jesus’ Messianic Entrance into Jerusalem
CCC 559: “How will Jerusalem welcome her Messiah? Although Jesus had always refused popular attempts to make him king, he chooses the time and prepares the details for his messianic entry into the city of “his father David”. Acclaimed as son of David, as the one who brings salvation (Hosanna means “Save!” or “Give salvation!”), the “King of glory” enters his City “riding on an ass”. Jesus conquers the Daughter of Zion, a figure of his Church, neither by ruse nor by violence, but by the humility that bears witness to the truth. and so the subjects of his kingdom on that day are children and God’s poor, who acclaim him as had the angels when they announced him to the shepherds. Their acclamation, “Blessed be he who comes in the name of the Lord”, is taken up by the Church in the Sanctus of the Eucharistic liturgy that introduces the memorial of the Lord’s Passover.”
CCC 560: “Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem manifested the coming of the kingdom that the King-Messiah was going to accomplish by the Passover of his Death and Resurrection. It is with the celebration of that entry on Palm Sunday that the Church’s liturgy solemnly opens Holy Week.”
Catechism of the Catholic Church, Number 557-560.