Blessed Palm will be available for those attending Mass in the vestibule. Palm will be available in front of Church from 12:30 to 2PM for those not attending Mass.
Saturday, March 27th
5:00 PM Vigil Mass
Sunday, March 28th
10:00 AM - Mass will be live streamed 🎥
Mass Live at 10:00 AM
Mass Stream 3-28-2021
In the ancient Near East the palm branch was a symbol of victory, triumph, peace and eternal life. The tree is usually 40 to 50 feet tall but can reach 80 feet and provides much needed shade in a very hot climate. It does not bear fruit for 6 to 8 years after planting, but it’s worth the wait as the fruits are highly nutritious. Its branches were used for roofing, baskets, sandal making and medicinal purposes. It is mentioned throughout Scripture; Genesis, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Book of Psalms, Book of Kings and in the New Testament. Palm branches were often depicted on coins and decorative carvings symbolizing goodness and well-being and used in the celebration of festive occasions. Kings and conquerors were welcomed home with palm branches being strewn before them and waved by admiring people along the route. Christ received such a welcome on that first “Holy Week” over two thousand years ago. Next Sunday is Palm Sunday, the beginning of our solemn remembrance of our Lord’s passion, death and resurrection. Please join us for the Sacred Liturgies.
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