Palm Sunday ~ 2 April 2023 ~ Bible Readings for Mass: Gospel I: Matthew 21:1-11; I; Isaiah 50:4-7; Responsorial: Psalm 22; II: Philippians 2: 6-11; Gospel II: Matthew 26: 14- 27:66

The Triumph Passion Crucifixion and Resurrection, Holy Week

With the celebration of Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, we begin our Holy Week journey. It is a week full of rich liturgies for the faithful and all who seek God, as we prepare to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus the Lord and Savior. It is a time when we can be flooded with so much upon which to reflect. So instead of a lengthy reflection, I would invite you to join me in seeking our Lord daily and to exercise our faith, our love for Jesus, God with us, through three words: Pray, Listen, and Follow.

Palm Sunday. The triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem ~ Matthew 21:1-11
Monday of Holy Week. Jesus at dinner with Lazarus, Martha, and Mary. Mary anoints the feet of Jesus. John 12: 1-11
Tuesday of Holy Week. Jesus tells of betrayal and denial. Joun 13: 21-38. Wednesday of Holy Week. Judas betrays Jesus. Matthew 26: 14-25
Holy Thursday, Washing of the disciple’s feet, John 13: 1-15
Holy Thursday, Giving of the Eucharist, John 13: 1-15
Good Friday, The crucifixion and death of Jesus. John 18:1 – 19:42
Easter, John 20: 1-9 [Painting, Peter-Adams, Study for the Resurrection]