Passion (Palm) Sunday

Announcements from our bulletin of April 5, 2020

Dear Family,

As we begin Holy Week, we are very conscious of the theme of death surrounding us knowing that Covid-19 can infect and kill any of us. Jesus too was aware of death being around the corner. Maybe as we enter into Holy Week this year let us bring our awareness and fear of death lurking around the corner and join it together with Jesus’ Passion this week.

The fear we experience is real. During Holy Week Jesus too experienced real fear asking God in the garden of Gethsemene to take this cup away from him. But then Jesus then said, “Yet not my will but Your will be done.”

While we take the necessary precautions, we must not let fear dominate our lives. So during this Holy Week 2020, we walk with Jesus resolutely and firmly with faith in spite of our fears. Let us be responsible in our manner of living these days of Covid-19 but let our focus be on Jesus with his loving gaze on the will of God His Father.

On a practical note, for this Palm Sunday palms will be available on tables at the main door of the Church as well as by the door close to the parking lot.

May God keep you safe this Holy Week,

Fr Damian Flanagan.

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