Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion

"Crowds, celebrating, praise, blessing, peace: joy fills the air. Jesus has awakened great hopes, especially in the hearts of the simple, the humble, the poor, the forgotten, those who do not matter in the eyes of the world. He understands human sufferings, he has shown the face of God’s mercy, and he has bent down to heal body and soul. This is Jesus. This is his heart which looks to all of us, to our sicknesses, to our sins. The love of Jesus is great. And thus he enters Jerusalem, with this love, and looks at us. It is a beautiful scene, full of light - the light of the love of Jesus, the love of his heart - of joy, of celebration. Jesus enters Jerusalem in order to die on the Cross. And it is precisely here that his kingship shines forth in godly fashion: his royal throne is the wood of the Cross!...Why the Cross? Because Jesus takes upon himself the evil, the filth, the sin of the world, including the sin of all of us, and he cleanses it, he cleanses it with his blood, with the mercy and the love of God...Jesus on the Cross feels the whole weight of the evil, and with the force of God’s love he conquers it, he defeats it with his resurrection. This is the good that Jesus does for us on the throne of the Cross. Christ’s Cross embraced with love never leads to sadness, but to joy, to the joy of having been saved." -Pope Francis, Homily on Palm Sunday, March 24, 2013

Readings: Scripture Readings for Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion on USCCB.org

Entrance Antiphon: Hosanna (Simple English Propers)

Entrance: Hosanna

Responsorial Psalm: Ps 22 My God, My God

Offertory: Run to the Cross

Communion Antiphon: Pater, si non potest (Simple English Propers)

Communion 1: Remembrance

Communion 2: One Thing Remains

Recessional: Exit in Silence