Posts Tagged ‘Palm Sunday’

On Waving Palm Branches

Sunday, March 25th, 2018

Today we begin the holiest week of the liturgical year with two Gospel readings at Mass. First, at the start of the Eucharistic celebration, as a Church we stand holding palm branches and listen to the account from Saint Mark of Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem. We place ourselves in the story as part of […] [Read more]

Homily: Blessing of the Palms and Mass for Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

With the blessing of the palm and the reading of the Gospel narrative of the passion and death of Jesus, the Church initiates, once again, Holy Week. You and I are here because our faith recognizes that it is precisely in the events of Jesus’ life that our redemption is achieved. Our salvation – all […] [Read more]

Hosanna in the Highest

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

On this day of Palm Sunday, we begin Holy Week, accompanying our Lord Jesus from his triumphant entry into Jerusalem to the culmination of his saving work in the Sacred Triduum. So, in a special way this week, let us pause to reflect and pray: Today we gather together to herald with the whole Church […] [Read more]

Blessed is He Who Comes in the Name of the Lord

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

In Holy Week, the Church more fervently meditates on the Paschal Mystery. We begin today, Palm Sunday, with our Lord Jesus Christ’s entry into Jerusalem. Exult greatly, O daughter Zion! Shout for joy, O daughter Jerusalem! Behold: your king is coming to you, a just savior is he, Humble, and riding on a donkey, on […] [Read more]

Blessed Is He Who Comes in the Name of the Lord

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

  “Today we gather together to herald with the whole Church the beginning of the celebration of our Lord’s Paschal Mystery, that is to say, of his Passion and Resurrection. “For it was to accomplish this mystery that he entered his own city of Jerusalem. “Therefore, with all faith and devotion, let us commemorate the […] [Read more]

Walking with Jesus on Palm Sunday and Throughout Holy Week

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

It is traditional that we give up something during the season of Lent.  This year, in the Year of Faith, we did something unusual.  We “gave up” a Pope for a while.  And that time after the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI took effect on February 28 was like being in the desert in a […] [Read more]

Our Journey of Faith Begins

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Holy Week, beginning with Palm Sunday, invites us to remember who we are as disciples of Jesus and what he has accomplished for us. Today the narrative of redemption opens with the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.  Here we are reminded that Jesus proclaims a kingdom that will never end and of […] [Read more]