Sunday

14 Apr 2019

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, Cycle C Click here for all content for this cycle Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, Cycle C

SUNDAY SUMMARY

Procession with palms: Luke 19:28-40  Even the stones must cry out when the glory of the Lord passes by.

Isaiah 50:4-7  The servant of the Lord accepts suffering for the sake of the divine Word.

Psalm 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24  Matthew’s Crucifixion portrait emerges here: My God, why have you abandoned me?

Philippians 2:6-11  Jesus is humbled to the point of death on a cross.

Luke 22:14-23:56  Jesus is counted among the wicked and is executed as a criminal.

The inner word

The inner word

What’s in your heart?

Confidence radiates from the texts we read today. Isaiah has set his face like flint, knowing that he will not be put to shame. Paul tells us that Jesus emptied himself to the point of death on a cross only to be exalted to the glory of God.

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Exploring the word

Exploring the word

Unbounded passion

At the start of Holy Week, I find myself most grateful for the insight and foresight of the ones who originally compiled the canon of scripture. What richness is given to the church with four unique portraits of the Passion of Jesus! Some early church leaders found this same idea rather scandalous: that more than one version of the gospel would be preserved as authoritative.

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In other words

In other words

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

When it was time, he sat down, all the apostles with him, and said, “You’ve no idea how much I have looked forward to eating this Passover meal with you before I enter my time of suffering. It’s the last one I’ll eat until we all eat it together in the kingdom of God.”

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Homily stories

Homily stories

Much obliged

My favorite teacher in high school was Madame Roselle, who taught French and was French herself. I’ve always been an ardent Francophile. I love the language, the culture, the art, the history—all of it.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

The look

My fifth-grade teacher, Mr. Cihocki, could really give “the look.” He was a young teacher, full of idealism, eager to reach us and teach us. And I was a blurter—a kid who couldn’t help but blurt out comments and quips I thought were funny.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

Please don’t forget

My eldest sister lies with her head resting against my mother’s side. My mother stroked her hair. “Honorable Number One Daughter,” my mother whispered softly. Tears welled up in my sister’s eyes.

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Prayers

Prayers

Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

As we begin the remembrance of our Lord’s Passion, we call to mind the failures and sins from which he saves us.

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Quotes

Quotes

No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown. 

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