Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Holy Week conjures up many different emotions beginning with today’s celebration of Palm Sunday. We begin with Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem which we reenact. We then quickly turn to His passion and death, first today from the Gospel of Mark and then on Good Friday with John’s Gospel, all the while mindful that Jesus died for our sins. Holy Thursday allows us to deepen our devotion and our love for Eucharist that we experience at every Mass. It should move us to want to live holy lives in service of our Lord. The Easter Vigil brims with excitement as we await Jesus’ Resurrection. We also initiate adults in the Church who have made a long journey to these sacraments. Easter Morning always leaves us with great hope for the future, for ourselves and the world. I hope that you are able to participate in the Holy Week liturgies especially the Triduum, the high point of our liturgical calendar, unlike any other liturgies we experience throughout the year. Please see the bulletin for the schedule.
May God grant you a blessed Holy Week!
Sacred Heart and St. John the Baptist