April 2nd 2023 Palm Sunday


‘Blessed is He who comes in the

name of the Lord’

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week. The word holy means ‘set-apart’. Holy Week, ‘an tSeachtain Mhór’, is indeed set apart from all other weeks on the Church’s calendar. It brings us to the centre of who we are. It takes us to the heart of our faith. On Holy Thursday we will give thanks for the incomparable gifts of the Eucharist and priesthood. On Good Friday we will raise the Cross high and salute the ‘triumph of failure’ which was the ‘triumph of love’. On Holy Saturday night we will light the Paschal Candle and proclaim joyfully that the Lord is risen, that we are going somewhere and the grave will never be our final address. As we journey through the week may our faith be renewed and our hope strengthened.

 By His cross and resurrection He has set us free.