Tag: Palm Sunday

On a Palm Sunday sans palms across U.S., Maine parishes have ‘Pine Sunday’

On a Palm Sunday sans palms across U.S., Maine parishes have ‘Pine Sunday’

| Julie Asher | April 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

In Maine, known as the “Pine Tree State,” the solution to a prohibition on passing out palm branches at church this Palm Sunday Mass was simple.

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Photographing Palm Sunday where the pope usually celebrates funerals

Photographing Palm Sunday where the pope usually celebrates funerals

| Paul Haring | April 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis celebrated a somber Palm Sunday Mass in a location he goes to most frequently for the funerals of deceased cardinals.

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Surgical masks, social distancing: Palm Sunday in Jerusalem’s Old City

Surgical masks, social distancing: Palm Sunday in Jerusalem’s Old City

| Judith Sudilovsky | April 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Nadine Bitar wore a surgical mask and waited 109 yards from her home in the Old City — as permitted by the Israeli Ministry of Health — to receive a blessed olive branch from Franciscan Father Amjad Sabbara of St. Saviour Parish.

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Pope on Palm Sunday: Life, measured by love, is meant to serve others

Pope on Palm Sunday: Life, measured by love, is meant to serve others

| April 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

With a small procession down the vast and empty central nave of St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis began the first of a series of Holy Week liturgies celebrated without the presence of the faithful from the general public.

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On Palm Sunday, bishops to livestream Masses, some parishes make palms available for pick-up

On Palm Sunday, bishops to livestream Masses, some parishes make palms available for pick-up

| April 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Catholics are encouraged to check their parish’s websites and social media for information about receiving palms. Offering palms is optional, and some parishes may not provide them during the stay-at-home order.

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It will be a palmless Sunday at most U.S. parishes

It will be a palmless Sunday at most U.S. parishes

| Mark Pattison | April 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Don’t expect any palms this Passion Sunday.

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Pope gives youths three missions before synod, World Youth Day

Pope gives youths three missions before synod, World Youth Day

| April 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

On the eve of Palm Sunday, Pope Francis gave young people several missions: to ask their grandparents what their dreams were; to work to make those dreams reality; and to let their bishops and the pope himself know what they need from the church.

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Love Jesus in all who suffer, pope says on Palm Sunday

Love Jesus in all who suffer, pope says on Palm Sunday

| April 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jesus does not ask that people only contemplate his image, but that they also recognize and love him concretely in all people who suffer like he did, Pope Francis said.

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Why is the Passion read on Palm Sunday and is organ donation OK?

Why is the Passion read on Palm Sunday and is organ donation OK?

| Father Kenneth Doyle | April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q. I have always wondered why we read the Passion during Palm Sunday services. Palm Sunday is a day of rejoicing and jubilation, as we remember Jesus riding into Jerusalem amid throngs of cheering people.

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On cathedral anniversary, archbishop asks faithful to be ‘edifices of faith and witness’

On cathedral anniversary, archbishop asks faithful to be ‘edifices of faith and witness’

| March 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Cathedral of St. Paul commemorated the 100th anniversary of its first Mass March 29 at a 10 a.m. Palm Sunday liturgy celebrated by Archbishop John Nienstedt.

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Choosing meekness leads us toward union with Trinity

Choosing meekness leads us toward union with Trinity

| Deacon Andrew Windschitl | March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Roman soldiers, who among their other acts of violence against Jesus placed a crown of thorns on his head, were correct about one thing: He is a king. This painful irony is not lost on us, especially when we pray the third sorrowful mystery of the rosary.

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Passion Play at St. Casimir ‘lovely way to honor God’

Passion Play at St. Casimir ‘lovely way to honor God’

| March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bob Hindel’s piano pours over the empty pews at St. Casimir on a March Saturday morning as the Cantabile chamber singers begin to gather for the first rehearsal of “The King of Love: A Musical Passion Play,” which they will perform at the church at 3 p.m. March 29.

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