Each and every year we begin Holy Week by reading an account of Jesus’ triumphant entry into the city of Jerusalem. In order to accomplish this objective, Jesus sends His disciples ahead of Him to secure a colt on which to ride. He gives the instruction to His disciples on what to say if asked by others, “Why are you doing this?” They are to say, “The Master has need of it.” The owner of the colt will willingly comply with the request and the entry into the city begins. Notice that Jesus doesn’t come into the city with battalions of charioteers nor with much premeditated fanfare. He enters simply using a simple colt. Before we get into Passiontide let us reflect upon what Jesus asks of us? Jesus needed someone’s colt to accomplish His purpose and the owner freely allowed it. What does Jesus ask of us to accomplish His purpose? We don’t have to be wealthy to do that. Jesus wants our simple gifts and talents. Are we willing participants? Let us freely work beside Him; enable Him to utilize our gifts and talents to accomplish His purpose. Thus we will ride with Him into Jerusalem. Let us sing and acclaim Him Messiah and Lord of our lives. Let us journey with Him through His passion. Let us be raised with Him upon His cross; be buried with Him in the tomb and rise with Him to glory. Amen!
THANK YOU JOANNE AUGUGLIARO & CREW for the outstanding job of coordinating our annual St. Joseph Day Table followed by our Lenten Journey Mass on the Feast Day this past Monday. May the Lord bless each and every one to added to the celebration.
SISTER PARISH HOLY WEEK CELEBRATIONS
PALM SUNDAY – ST. MARTIN DE PORRES NEIGHBORHOOD PASSION WALK Sunday, March 25th at 9:30AM – Procession takes about an hour. Dress accordingly. Provisions made for active participation in the Church for those unable to walk the procession.
HOLY THURSDAY – FRIENDSHIP SUPPER & MASS AT ST. MARTIN DE PORRES Thursday, March 29th 5:00PM Pot Luck Supper followed by Holy Thursday Mass at 6:30PM. Bring a dish you wish to share. Hot foods hot, cold foods cold.
GOOD FRIDAY – PASSION OF THE LORD NEIGHBORHOOD PROCESSION AT ST. LAWRENCE Friday, March 30th 3:00PM Passion Procession, (Dress accordingly), Veneration, Holy Communion. Provisions made for active participation in the Church for those unable to walk the procession.
HOLY SATURDAY – EASTER VIGIL AT NATIVITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY Saturday, March 31st 8:00PM Readings, Baptism, Profession of Faith, Confirmation, Eucharist. Bus Service will be provided from St. Martin de Porres Parish leaving by 7:00PM
LAST LENTEN LEAVE THE LIGHT ON FOR YOU: CONFESSIONS will take place at both Nativity and St. Martin de Porres this Wednesday, March 28th 5:00-7:00PM in the Church. Come and take advantage of this time to learn from our failures and receive healing and restoration for our lives.
CCCB: CATHOLIC CHURCHES OF CENTRAL BUFFALO PENANCE SERVICE concludes our Lenten Journey of Masses which will be held on Monday, March 26th at 6:30PM at SS. Columba Brigid Parish. Let us not miss this opportunity to bring to the light any sins living in the darkness of our lives.