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Lent VI – Palm Sunday

Photos from Palm Sunday 2018:


Daily Sermons
March 17 – Bp. Dolan – Ireland and The Mass
March 19 – Bp. Dolan – St. Joseph, Sacristan & Teacher
March 20 – Fr. McKenna – Babylonian Musings
March 21 – Fr. McKenna – Actions Speak Louder than Words
March 22 – Fr. McKenna – St. Isidore and the First Fruits

✠ The Bishop’s Corner ✠
Last Sunday we entered into the Passion, St. Pat-rick’s green giving way, just for a day, to the great liturgical mourning. But Monday we were in gold for good St. Joseph. Many of you came for that special Mass, dedicated as a memorial to Katie Bischak and Sharon Patton. St. Joseph, silent, strong and utterly selfless is the special saint of sacristans and of teachers. After Mass we processed to Helfa Hall and blessed Hot Cross Buns in his honor, and had lunch together. The beautiful day closed with Vespers and Benediction. I went home to have the flu, which has had me, off and on, ever since. I’m glad the rest of the Fathers and faithful workers are holding on in preparation for this holiest of weeks.

The night of the Spring snowstorm I saw six deer eerily silhouetted against the white light of the night. We just looked at each other for awhile, then parted. Spring snows tend not to stay, and this is what I was hoping for with the latest prediction for Saturday.

Today is doubly sacred, both to the great Offertory of Christ’s Mass, and to the Incarnation itself, the Annunciation—March 25 is the day of days, you know, so holy. Today is also the traditional date of the Crucifixion, and many other sacred events. Our celebration of the Annunciation is transferred to April 9th.

Today let us accompany our King, led in triumph, of His own will, to the place of sacrifice. Our High Priest and Victim begins to enter into the holy of holies. “Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord.”

A Blessed Holy Week!
– Bishop Dolan