Category Archives: Holy Week

Related to Easter-season activities

2021 Easter Flower Donations (Due March 29th)

St. Mary Parish is accepting donations for flowers for Easter Services. Please note that Monday, March 29, 2021 is the final day for Easter Flower donations made in memory of a loved one to be received and added to the list. You can place your donations in the flower envelopes provided by Our Sunday Visitor…
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The Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross are a 14-step Catholic devotion that commemorates Jesus Christ's last day on Earth as a man. The 14 devotions, or stations, focus on specific events of His last day, beginning with His condemnation. The stations are commonly used as a mini pilgrimage as the individual moves from station to station.…
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Cardinal Seán ‘s Palm Sunday Homily

The YouTube channel of CatholicTV has a video of the Palm Sunday Mass at the Cathedral. The homily by Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap on April 5, 2020 I am sure that we all have great memories of many celebrations of Palm Sunday in the past. The beginning of Holy Week with a procession…
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First Station: Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane

Consider how Jesus Christ, after being scourged and crowned with thorns, was unjustly condemned by Pilate to die on the cross.

My adorable Jesus,
it was not Pilate;
no, it was my sins that condemned You to die.
I beseech You, by the merits of this sorrowful journey,
to assist my soul on its journey to eternity.
I love You, beloved Jesus;
I love You more than I love myself.
With all my heart I repent of ever having offended You.
Grant that I may love You always; and then do with me as You will.

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