My sisters and brothers in Christ,
On Ash Wednesday we began our spiritual journey of renewal, a period of 40 days, known as Lent. Last Sunday, known as PalmSunday, marked the beginning of a week that is special to Christians throughout the whole world, Holy Week. We began our Holy Week celebration with palm branches in our hands, recalling the crowds that cried both “Hosanna!” and “Crucify!” celebrating Christ’s entrance into Jerusalem to accomplish his paschal mystery.
Maundy Thursday we began our three-day celebration of the passion and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, the sacred paschal Triduum. We celebrated the Last Supper. Yesterday, Good Friday, we remembered the sacrifice made for our sins and the veil between God and man being torn away. Today is the Great Easter Vigil where we celebrate the Risen Lord.
We hope to see you tonight as we celebrate the Risen Lord andtomorrow as we celebrate Easter Sunday!