Newsletter – Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion—2nd April 2023
Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion—2nd April 2023
Gospel at the Procession with Palms – Matthew 21:1-11: Jesus enters Jerusalem as the crowd waves palm branches and shouts, “Hosanna!”
Our First Reading is from Isaiah 50:4-7: The Lord’s Servant will stand firm, even when persecuted.
The Responsorial Psalm is Psalm 22: A cry for help to the Lord in the face of evildoers.
The week’s Second Reading is from Philippians 2:6-11: Christ was obedient even to death, and God has exalted him.
Today’s Gospel Reading is Matthew 26:14—27:66: Jesus is crucified, and his body
is placed in the tomb.
Introduction to Holy Week
This Sunday Fr John will be giving an online Introduction to Holy Week. Our weekly Bible Study this week will be like a mini-retreat time as we contemplate Jesus’s Holy Week journey from Palm Sunday to the Sunday of the Resurrection. Starting at usual Bible Study time of 2pm, even if you haven’t been following this semester’s study of 1st Corinthians, you are very welcome to join us for this time of reflection and meditation on the Passion narratives.
How do I join the sessions? –
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/72104785609
Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible –
Overview of the Bible in 8 Weekly Sessions
Introduction to the Bible 8 Week Online Course – Newham Deanery
Starting on Sunday April 23 at 2pm, we will be leading an 8-week online Bible Study Course. If you have a desire to read the Bible but just don’t know where to start, this course is for you. Many Catholics want to read the Bible because they know it is God’s Word, but they give up because it seems so complicated. Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible helps you get the “big picture” by showing how fourteen narrative books of the Bible tell the complete story from Adam and Eve to Christ and the Church. More information will be posted after Easter.
Saint Mary Magdalene Procession on Easter Morning—
Dear friends, there Is a beautiful ancient Church tradition that we the brothers have on Easter morning that we would like you to share with us. Like St Mary Magdalene, early Easter Sunday morning at 7am, we will follow in her footsteps as she goes to the tomb and discovers its empty and encounters Jesus risen from the dead. Marked by a time of Eucharistic adoration in the Friary Lawn and the morning office of Lauds, it’s a very beautiful and powerful way of beginning Easter morning. It will end in time for 8:30am mass. I hope you can join us.