Prepare the Way of the Lord

Friars throughout our province have been in preparation, along side the people we serve, for Holy Week and the celebrations of the Resurrection of Our Lord. On Passion Sunday (also known as Palm Sunday) our varied ministries often celebrated parts of the Mass outdoors as well as inside of the church. Some processed, while others met outside of the church to hear the Gospel before entering.

Fr. Abelardo Huanca Martinez, OFM Conv. and the parishioners of Holy Cross Catholic Church (Atlanta, GA) gather for Passion Sunday. Friar Abelardo serves the parish as Parochial Vicar.

Fr. David Kashen, OFM Conv. celebrated Passion Sunday with the parishioners of St. Elizabeth of Hungary (Baltimore, MD), where he serves as pastor.

Fr. Timothy Dore, OFM Conv. shared his Passion Sunday with the parishioners of St. Ann Catholic Church, where he serves as pastor. Friar Tim is also the pastor of St. Wenceslaus Church. The group processed through the streets of Baltimore, MD.

Fr. Dennis Mason, OFM Conv. celebrates Passion Sunday with the pilgrims of our Shrine of Saint Anthony (Ellicott City, MD)

Our friars serving at the San Damiano Mission, in Brooklyn NY, also commemorated the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem. During all masses they blessed and distributed palms & read and reflected on the Passion of Jesus Christ. The music featured at the mission featured the Dave Harrington group, which provided an original score for the Sunday liturgy.