Preparing for Holy Week 2018

Dear Friends in Christ: 

As Holy Week rapidly approaches, this is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to ponder on the great mystery of our Salvation gained for us through Jesus’ Passion, Death and Resurrection. Please read St. John’s Gospel Chapter 13 onwards this week.donkey.png

Next Sunday is Palm Sunday of the Passion; we recall in a very vivid way the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, and the cries of “Hosanna to the Son of David” greet Our Lord as the people lay their palm branches before him. Palm Sunday marks the beginning of this most “Holy Week”.

THE TRIDUUM OF THE LORD is the most powerful liturgy that we experience during the church’s liturgical year. I earnestly encourage you all to participate fully in these most wonderful celebrations of the Lord’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection. As we begin our Holy Thursday celebration with the sign of the Cross it is important to remember that the next time we cross ourselves will be at the end of the Easter Vigil; the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, the Good Friday Liturgy, and the Easter Vigil, are one continuous celebration of Salvation History.

tridiumPlease make every effort to enter into the spirit of this Holy Week, attend the Masses and Services organised here at St. Edmund’s. This is a truly wonderful time for parents to teach children about these most sacred events in Our Lord’s life; bring your children with you and let them experience these most wonderful events of our Salvation.

There will be a Parish Reconciliation Service on 27th March 2018 at 8.00 p.m. There will be several visiting Priests to help with the Sacrament of Confession. Please make every effort to be there and, avail yourselves of the Sacrament of God’s forgiving Love. There will also be other opportunities for Confession throughout Holy Week, please see your Parish Newsletter.

God Bless You All,

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