Saturday, March 31, 2007

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday's Mass is a bit of an emotional roller coaster. It begins with the joyous processing with palm branches. Often, the congregation includes people who have not come to church the rest of the year. The mood is festive. The children are excited to get their own palms.

The mood quickly changes, though, at the first reading and Psalm as we enter into Holy Week and commemorate Christ's death.


Anonymous said...

Very true about Palm Sunday! I particularly like it also because my second son was born on it in '85 and my husband gave me some very good news on it in '03.

Staying in Balance said...

That's neat! Happy Palm Sunday!

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