Dear Patrons and Friends,
Holy Week is here and Easter is approaching. We would like to accompany you in these last days before the Resurrection with the words of His Holiness Pope Francis.
He spoke at the end of the Palm Sunday service for about 50,000 people in St Peter’s Square, the first time since 2019 that the public was allowed to attend following two years of Covid restrictions.
Palm Sunday recounts Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey and hailed by the people, only to be crucified five days later. It marks the start of Holy Week, which leads up to Easter Sunday in the Roman Catholic Church on the 17th of April this year.
We would like to share this special mass with pictures taken by our staff members last Sunday.
This token, along with the meditations of Monsignor Hogan, is our personal way to wish you all a happy and peaceful Easter.
We hope you enjoy!
Pope Francis driven around the crowd in an open white “popemobile” arrives in St Peter's Square.
|People holding olive branches on Palm Sunday.||Pope Francis waving at the crowd on St. Peter's Square.|
God can forgive every sin. He forgives everyone. He can bridge every distance, and turn all mourning into dancing (cf. Ps 30:12). The certainty that with Jesus there is always a place for everyone. That with Christ things are never over. That with him, it is never too late. With God, we can always come back to life. Take courage! Let us journey toward Easter with his forgiveness. For Christ constantly intercedes for us before the Father (cf. Heb 7:25). Gazing upon our violent and tormented world, he never tires of repeating: Father, forgive them for they know not what they do. Let us now do the same, in silence, in our hearts, and repeat: Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.
CELEBRATION OF PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD
St Peter's Square Sunday, 10 April 2022
A VATICAN MINUTE
with Monsignor Terrence Hogan
Our journey through Lent ends today with the words of Monsignor Hogan, our North American Chapters Chaplain. This videos will help you prepare for and deepen your experience of this holy season.
Happy Easter to you all!