We’re at an interesting point in the religious calendar, sandwiched between the Annunciation and Easter – the beginning and end of the Gospel story – within a week of each other. The proximity drives home the point that what makes Monday’s Annunciation so glorious is Friday’s crucifixion and Sunday’s resurrection.
Holy Week: A Time to Reflect On Sacrifice
Jesus’ joyous entrance into Jerusalem on that long-ago Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, which we celebrated a few days ago. Now are we in the middle of the days preceding Christ’s crucifixion and subsequent resurrection on Easter Sunday. It’s amazing how the events of one week have had a colossal impact on history and on our lives to this very day.
Easter is always an interesting time for regular parish members. It is the one time of year that Mass attendance swells in numbers and parish priests welcome all who have been away from the sacraments and preach homilies with the opportunity to bring them home.
Crosses of the World
Whatever country they’re in, our Cross Catholic Projects Officers always make a point of finding crosses, either to photograph or to bring back with them to display on our office wall as a reminder of our true purpose.