For five weeks of Lent we have been preparing, by works of charity and self-sacrifices, for the celebration of our Lord’s paschal mystery. Today we celebrate the Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion the first day of the Holy Week.
On this day the Church celebrates Christ’s entrance into Jerusalem to accomplish his Paschal Mystery. Accordingly, the memorial of this event is included in every Holy Mass with the procession or the solemn entrance before the Mass.
Our wonderful daily lives can be only express by our worship of God our Creator. By Palm Sunday we praise our Lord Jesus Christ, we call him Holy Son of David and King of Israel. We give him the worship of God to make Him equal with God Creator for his work of our Salvation.
During this Holy Mass we will hear the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to St. Mark. We have to find ourselves in that story of salvation because our sin is the purpose of this event and our own role is very important in the whole economy of Salvation.
The Holy Mass which we now celebrate is the Paschal Mystery of Jesus and ours therefore we need to be present on that event.
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
Apr. 5: Maundy Thursday - 6:30 PM Holy Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Apr. 6: Good Friday - 6:30 PM The Stations of the Cross and Liturgy of the Word and Adoration of the Cross
Apr. 7: Holy Saturday - 5:00 PM Blessing of Food Baskets and followed by the Easter Vigil Eucharist; Parish Dinner and Hunting the Eggs
Apr. 8: Easter Sunday - 10:00 AM Holy Mass of Easter with Procession
April 1, 2012 – Palm Sunday
10:00 AM for +Mary Watcheski from Carolyn Hanson
April 5, 2012 – Maundy Thursday
6:30 PM for all priest who served for the Holy Cross Parish
April 7, 2012 – Holy Saturday
5:00 PM for all sponsors and donors of the Holy Cross Parish
April 8, 2012 – Easter Sunday
10:00 AM for all parishioners living or dead
¨ HC – On Saturday April 7, after Easter Vigil Eucharist at 5:00 PM, we will have the Parish Dinner, it is the Agape Supper. Every Parishioner with Family is invited. This is the Potluck Dinner everyone can bring something – please ask Ewa what to bring.
¨ Many Thanks to all people who cleaned the Church on Saturday.
¨ On Tuesday April 3 Father will participate in Clergy Conference and in the Holy Mass of Chrism inScranton,PA.
¨ On Saturday Apr. 14 at 2:00 PM we will have the baptism of Luke William Peyton please pray for good growth of faith for him and his Family.
¨ Philadelphia Seniorate meeting – Saturday April 28, 2012 in Reading, PA
¨ For Easter Letter and Holy Week Schedule look on our web site www.holycrosspncc.org
¨ MYMISSION: When I am the disciple of Christ and the member of his Church I realize this and participate in all matters which concern Him. The Holy Week Liturgy is not my challenge it is my privilege.