Holy Week

Sunday, April 2nd

Palm Sunday

Our volunteer team of decorators worked tirelessly to prepare the church for Palm Sunday. Each detail was carefully considered.

Why is Palm Sunday Important?

Palm Sunday is the last Sunday of Lent. We celebrate Christ entering Jerusalem only days before he was crucified.

Guests and parishioners will receive palms at the entrance. The Gospel reading is on the Passion of Christ. Everyone participates. The priest, two lectors and YOU!  Jesus enters Jerusalem on a donkey. Everyone was so excited to see him and palms were laid to make a path for him. This was a way for people to show respect and love for someone very special!


Some Facts about Palm Sunday

Palm branches signify peace and victory. Christ brings peace and defeated evil in the desert

Jesus riding on a donkey is symbolic. Like the feeding trough he is laid in at birth, he arrives humbly – on a lowly animal in peace, instead of a horse, ready for war.

The mass color is RED, to symbolize the blood Jesus will shed.

The palms are blessed and many people will fashion them into small crosses or other items of personal devotion. Most people keep these all year until the following Palm Sunday.

Thursday, April 6th • 6:30 PM

Holy Thursday

Join us for mass at 6:30 PM on Holy Thursday, where we remember the last supper Jesus shared with the disciples before his crucifixion.


…Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins.  I tell you, from now on I shall not drink this fruit of the vine until the day when I drink it with you new in the kingdom of my Father.” 
Matthew 26: 26-29

Why is Holy Thursday Important?

When the Mass on Holy Thursday is celebrated, we as Catholics recognize the day as the starting point for the sacraments of the Holy Eucharist AND the priesthood. After Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, Jesus encourages the them to follow his example.

“If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you” (John 13:14-15).


Some Facts about Holy Thursday

The priest will wash the feet of some parishioners as Jesus did with his disciples.

There is a tradition to visit 7 Catholic churches on this day.

The mass color is GOLD or WHITE, in honor of the holy eucharist.

Holy Thursday masses are usually celebrated at night, because Jesus shared his last supper with his friends at dinner time.

Easter Egg Hunt

On Sunday, April 9th @ St. Paul Church we are hosting our Annual GIANT Easter Egg Hunt in the parish hall…

✅ 5,000 Easter Eggs!

✅ 10,000 Pieces of Candy

✅ Free Pictures with the Easter Bunny

✅ Brunch 

There will be two GIANT EASTER Egg Hunts.


Come to Mass at 10 AM or 12 PM and join us after for EASTER EGGS!