Lent 2022

Our Lenten Focus this week is Palm Sunday

DATE: 4/06/22

This Sunday, April 10th is Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday is the final Sunday of Lent, the beginning of Holy Week, and commemorates the triumphant arrival of Christ in Jerusalem, days before he was crucified. In the Gospels, Jesus entered Jerusalem riding a young donkey, and to the lavish praise of the townspeople who threw clothes, or possibly palms or small branches, in front of him as a sign of homage. This was a customary practice for people of great respect. Pope Francis stated “What is most amazing about the Lord and his Passover? It is the fact that he achieves glory through humiliation. He triumphs by accepting suffering and death, things that we, in our quest for admiration and success, would rather avoid.” His message and our focus for Palm Sunday, “go beyond admiring Jesus'' and “follow in his footsteps, to let ourselves be challenged by him; to pass from admiration to amazement.”

Mass times: Sat. at 5:30 PM, Sun. 8:30 AM & 10:30 AM and Sun. 6:30 AM, 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM in Spanish.

Please join us for our weekly school Masses during Lent on Friday, April 8th. All Masses start at 8:45 AM. Students in 3rd through 8th grade will be receiving the sacrament of reconciliation with Fr. Woodland during Lent.

During Lent the St. Philomena School students attend Stations of the Cross on Fridays. Here are the dates:

Fri., April 8th- 2:15 PM- 6th grade leading

Fri., April 15th- (Good Friday) - 10:45 AM- 8th. The 8th grade class will be doing a dramatization of the Stations of the Cross. We hope you will be able to join us.

Our April Rosary is Thursday, April 14th at 2:15 PM.