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.