“On this final Sunday of Lent before Palm Sunday, we hear Jesus call Lazarus forth from the tomb. Jesus calls us as well, calls us forth from our tombs of sin and death, where harmful habits and attitudes separate us from God, from life. He is the resurrection. He is the life. Jesus’ words to Martha then are his words to us now: Do you believe this? Do you believe that God can bring life out of death? Do you believe that God can free us from the burial bands of sin? Let us recover that faith within us and so prepare ourselves to witness to the Resurrection.” (From Pastoral Patterns)
Next week is Palm Sunday and at the 10:30 a.m. Mass we are going to do a procession with palms from the Social Hall to the Church. We hope to get a little sense of the first Palm Sunday marking Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem riding a donkey. We will invite you to join us in the Social Hall for the procession just before we begin from there.