Sunday, April 9, 2017

Palm Sunday... wear RED to Mass today!

HOLY WEEK, the most solemn and intense period of worship in the 
Christian faith, begins with PALM SUNDAY of the PASSION of the LORD 
(full name), the Sunday before Easter. In spite of the spiritual gravity 
of Holy Week, it begins with joy.  The Church celebrates Jesus' 
triumphal entry into Jerusalem and the Church begins her 
commemorative pilgrimage with her Lord on His way to Calvary

Wear RED today to holy Mass!

The event is mentioned in all four Gospels
Mark 11:1–11, Matt 21:1–11, Luke 19:28–44, John 12:12–19. 

This entry into Jerusalem is seen as the 
prophetic fulfillment of Zechariah 9:9-10:

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Sion, shout for joy, O daughter of Jerusalem: BEHOLD THY KING will come to thee, the just and saviour: he is poor, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass. And I will destroy the chariot out of Ephraim, and the horse out of Jerusalem, and the bow for war shall be broken: and he shall speak peace to the Gentiles, and his power shall be from sea to sea, and from the rivers even to the end of the earth.

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"It is a fact that an age waxes or wanes
in proportion to the worship of the divine Eucharist.
It is there that is found the life and the measure
of its faith, its charity, and its vitality.

May the reign of the Eucharist
come about more and more.
For too long impiety and ingratitude
have been allowed to hold sway over the world!
Adveniat regnum tuum. Thy Kingdom come."

St. Peter Julian Eymard

Above:  Christ's Entry into Jerusalem, fresco on the wall of the Church of St Germain des Pres ~ 
Jean Hippolyte Flandrin (1848)

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 How to make simple blessed palm Crosses to tuck behind
picture frames or near holy images

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Adveniat regnum tuum. Thy Kingdom come. 

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