This Sunday marks the beginning of Holy week – the most important week in the Christian liturgical calendar. This week is a time of preparation for the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Holy Week starts off with Palm Sunday, commemorating the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem to the enthusiastic welcome of the crowds waving palms to greet Him. Other days of observation within the week include Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday.
Holy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper, when Jesus established both Holy Orders and the Eucharist prior to his arrest and crucifixion.
Good Friday marks the day Jesus suffered through the Passion and died on the cross for our sins. We commemorate the crucifixion of our Savior, and treat this day as a day of repentance, prayer, and fasting.
Easter Sunday is a day of immense celebration. On the third day, Jesus rose from the dead, coming back to save us from our sins.
So, what should we as Catholics do this week to observe these days? Here are six things you can do:
- Go to mass on each day of observation
- Read the Passion or participate in the CWBS Bible Study on The Passion
- Go to confession
- Pray the rosary
- Invite family and community members to come to church and pray with you
- Partake in Communion
If you are not sure how to celebrate this week, feel free to reach out to us, and follow along our social accounts. We will be posting as the Lenten season comes to an end, allowing us to make way for Jesus and all that He brings.