“Let us proclaim the Mystery of Faith…”
One of the popular acclamations in the previous translation of the Mass was a response to the words given above, “Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again!” Contained in those words is the very Mystery of our Faith. And ready or not, we plunge into the Mystery with Holy Week.
On Palm Sunday, we not only receive blessed palms, we hear once again, the Passion of our Lord. As the Palms come home with us, they not only bless our homes, they remind us of Jesus’ sacrifice each time we see them.
On Monday morning, the world returns to normal. Business takes place. Homes and vehicles are bought and sold. People are born and people die. Some will fall in love and others will finally realize the lack of love. It is life.
It is life without Jesus.
Unless you stop.
Unless you decide to make Holy Week… HOLY. Unless you decide to make this week a renewal of your life with Jesus. If it is possible, join us at church each evening. If you are unable to do that, there are spiritual exercises you can plan at home.
On Monday we will gather to recite the Scriptural Rosary.
Tuesday night is the Holy Hour before the Holy Eucharist. One hour of blessed peace and quiet with Jesus Christ.
Wednesday night we will sing and pray the Taizè Prayer.
Thursday night Mass of the Lord’s Supper celebrating the Holy Priesthood, the Commandment of Jesus and the institution of the Holy Eucharist.
On Good Friday, Stations will be at 12 Noon. The Good Friday Liturgy will be at 1:00pm. The Divine Mercy Chaplet at 2:30p and at 7:00pm, Tenebrae and the reposition of the Lord in the Tomb.
Holy Saturday is spent with Mary because on that day, the faith of the Church was kept alive in her heart. At 12 Noon, we will bless Easter Baskets. The Easter Vigil will be at 8:30 pm. On Easter Sunday, we will follow the normal Sunday Schedule.
Only one thing is left:
“Let us proclaim the Mystery of Faith!”