Posts Tagged ‘Palm Sunday’

‘In drawing close to those ill-treated by life, we are loving Jesus’

Monday, March 29th, 2021
ill-treated by life

Pope Francis opened Holy Week celebrations the Palm Sunday ceremony in St. Peter’s Basilica. “For the second time we are living in the context of the pandemic. “Last year we were more shocked, this year we are more tried, and the economic crisis has become heavier,” he said after reciting the Angelus at the end Read more

Isolation, a time of hope

Sunday, April 5th, 2020

This week’s reflection comes from the parish of Holy Name Church, Dunedin. It is ironic that in these times of isolation when people replace cars around the streets, people are meeting more people than they used to. All the while keeping their social distance and remaining in their bubble. People seem to have slowed down. Read more

Four ways to finish Lent well

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

As we near the end of Lent, it’s a good time to stop and assess how we have done thus far. Before the revision of the Roman Missal in 1970, this coming Sunday, the Fifth Sunday of Lent, was referred to as “Passion Sunday” and marked the beginning of Passiontide. In his incredible fifteen-volume work Read more

Pope decries indifference to refugees

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Pope Francis decried the abandonment of refugees entering Europe in his Palm Sunday homily in the Vatican. “Even as every form of justice is denied to him, Jesus also experiences, in his own flesh, indifference,” the pope said. “Since no one wishes to take responsibility for his fate, I am thinking of so many other Read more

Fiji’s Children help Vanuatu’s children

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

“Celebrating the Palm Sunday (Children’s Sunday), it is only proper that children and parents in Fiji dedicate their donations to the more than 30,000 children of Vanuatu as well as children of Tuvalu and Kiribati who are facing the aftermath of the cyclone,” said Methodist Church communications secretary, the Reverend James Bhagwan. On Palm Sunday Read more