Holy Week

Palm Sunday is the final Sunday of Lent and the beginning of Holy Week. It commemorates the triumphant arrival of Christ in Jerusalem, days before He was crucified. In the Gospels, Jesus entered Jerusalem riding a young donkey, to the lavish praise of the townspeople who threw clothes, palms or small branches, in front of Him as a sign of homage. Palm branches are widely recognized as a symbol of peace and victory. 

Holy Thursday: Lenten Prayer for Holy Thursday: Jesus, in these last few days leading up to Easter, as I recall Your Passion and death, let me remember that, above all, I am called to feed Your sheep. You have given me a model of how to live; may I strive to be all that You created me for, spreading the love of God and the truth of our Catholic faith wherever I am able. You are the way, the truth, and the life. Amen. 

Good Friday: Lenten Prayer for Good Friday: Jesus, no one knows change better than You. You died on the cross, and three days later You rose from the dead. Forty days later, You ascended into heaven and left the world transformed for the rest of time. Help me to transform my soul, to die to sin and death and be reborn in Your love and eternal life. Amen. 

Easter Vigil: Lenten Prayer for Holy Saturday: Jesus, You are courage incarnate. As You hung on the cross for my sins and the sins of the world, You showed me that all things are possible. You knew that life did not end on the cross. It was only the beginning of a new and glorious eternal life. Amen.