Triduum and Easter Schedule
- April 6th Holy Thursday 7 p.m.
- April 7th Good Friday 3 p.m. (Way of the Cross 7 p.m.)
- April 8th Easter Vigil 8 p.m.
- April 9th Easter Sunday 9 a.m. & 11 a.m.
First Saturday Devotions
Today - Saturday April 1st.
Every month on the first Saturday we celebrate Mass at 10 a.m. followed by Adoration & Marian Devotions.
Sunday April 2nd we celebrate the Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion at regular Sunday Mass times.
Season of Lent
Lent is a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection at Easter. During Lent, we seek the Lord in prayer by reading Sacred Scripture; we serve by giving alms; and we practice self-control through fasting.
Way of the Cross
"Salvation came through the Cross."
During Lent, we follow the Stations of the Cross every Friday at 7 p.m.
Poverty LunchCome, let us share . . . a simple lunch of soup & bread. Sunday March 26, 2023 after 11:00 Mass. ClickTouch for details.
Income Tax ReceiptsThe tax receipts are available for those who used envelopes in 2022. Please come to the sacristy after Mass.
Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion
|First Reading:||Isaiah 50.4-7|
|Second reading:||Philippians 2.6-11|
All Is Fulfilled
Scott Hahn Reflects on Passion SundayCopyright © 2023 The St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, All rights reserved.
“All this has come to pass that the writings of the prophets may be fulfilled,” Jesus says in today’s Gospel (see Matthew 26:56).
Indeed, we have reached the climax of the liturgical year, the highest peak of salvation history, when all that has been anticipated and promised is to be fulfilled.
By the close of today’s long Gospel, the work of our redemption will have been accomplished: the new covenant will be written in the blood of His broken body hanging on the Cross at the place called the Skull.
In His Passion, Jesus is “counted among the wicked,” as Isaiah had foretold (see Isaiah 53:12). He is revealed definitively as the Suffering Servant the prophet announced, the long-awaited Messiah whose words of obedience and faith ring out in today’s First Reading and Psalm.
The taunts and torments we hear in these two readings punctuate the Gospel as Jesus is beaten and mocked (see Matthew 27:31), as His hands and feet are pierced, as enemies gamble for His clothes (see Matthew 27:35), and as His enemies dare Him to prove His divinity by saving Himself from suffering (see Matthew 27:39–44).
He remains faithful to God’s will to the end. He does not turn back in His trial. He gives Himself freely to His torturers, confident that, as He speaks in today’s First Reading, “The Lord God is My help . . . I shall not be put to shame.”
Destined to sin and death as children of Adam’s disobedience, we have been set free for holiness and life by Christ’s perfect obedience to the Father’s will (see Romans 5:12–14, 17–19; Ephesians 2:2; 5:6).
This is why God greatly exalted Him. This is why we have salvation in His name. Following His example of humble obedience in the trials and crosses of our lives, we know we will never be forsaken. We know, as the centurion realizes today, that truly this is the Son of God (see Matthew 27:54).