Fr. Keith's Korner
In the celebration of Palm Sunday this weekend, we join with Christians all over the world as we enter our holiest week of the year. We are invited to maintain a prayerful spirit in our daily routine throughout this week, especially making a commitment to worship during the high holydays of the Sacred Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter celebration). Worshipping as a family on these special days will help to pass on our faith tradition to the next generation. Holy Week is actually a “holy” week only if we intentionally make it so. Can you set aside some special time so that the Sacred Triduum is really a “sacred” time for your family to experience?
The Sacred Triduum culminates in the celebration of the Feast of the Resurrection at Easter. Please take note that there is no 5:00 PM Mass next Saturday (Easter Vigil at 8:00 PM) and that our Easter Sunday Masses are expanded from the normal two Masses to three Masses at 8:30 AM, 10:15 AM, & 12:00 PM to accommodate the large number of people celebrating the Feast of Easter in our church. Also, there are no Children’s Ministries in session on Easter Sunday.
Each year our Youth Ministry organizes a summer
service trip to Washington DC and raises funds to cover expenses for this worthwhile experience. Hershey Park tickets (good through September) can be ordered using the form at the Welcome Center (and on our parish website) for about half the normal admission if ordered before 26 April. If your family is planning to go to Hershey Park this year, please try to support our young people in this way.
This weekend we hear Luke’s account of the passion of Jesus. In our prayer during Holy Week, may we remember our suffering brothers and sisters around the world in the hope that they may also find the resurrection and new life experienced by Jesus at Easter. I look forward to seeing you during our celebration of the Sacred Triduum liturgies this week.
Fr. Keith Boisvert