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Palm Sunday

April 14, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Sunday 14th April:

First Mass – Saturday 19th March – 6.30pm

Sunday 20th March – 8.30am and 10.30am

Palm Sunday commemorates the triumphal entrance of Christ into Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1-9), when palm branches were placed in His path, before His arrest on Holy Thursday and His Crucifixion on Good Friday. It thus marks the beginning of Holy Week, the final week of Lent, and the week in which Christians celebrate the mystery of their salvation through Christ’s Death and His Resurrection on Easter Sunday.

Beginning in the fourth century in Jerusalem, Palm Sunday was marked by a procession of the faithful carrying palm branches, representing the Jews who celebrated Christ’s entrance into Jerusalem.

In the early centuries, the procession began on the Mount of the Ascension and proceeded to the Church of the Holy Cross.

As the practice spread throughout the Christian world by the ninth century, the procession would begin in each church with the blessing of palms, proceed outside the church, and then return to the church for the reading of the Passion according to the Gospel of Matthew. The faithful would continue to hold the palms during the reading of the Passion. In this way, they would recall that many of the same people who greeted Christ with shouts of joy on Palm Sunday would call for His Death on Good Friday-a powerful reminder of our own weakness and the sinfulness that causes us to reject Christ.

 

Details

Date:
April 14, 2019
Time:
8:30 am - 10:30 am

Venue

St Helens’ Church
Court Road
Barry, CF63 4ET United Kingdom
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Details

Date:
April 14, 2019
Time:
8:30 am - 10:30 am

Venue

St Helens’ Church
Court Road
Barry, CF63 4ET United Kingdom
+ Google Map