Catechetical Corner

Palm Sunday

From the Desk of Ms. Kathleen Cook

Director of Religious Education

Theme: Palm Sunday

Scripture: The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!” Matthew 21:9

The king was coming to their city. People lined the streets. Some people walked in front of the king and some walked behind him.

The King rode on the back of a small donkey.

As he rode through the streets of the city, the crowds waved palm branches and shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!

Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

The king was Jesus. Today is Palm Sunday.

Today we celebrate the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. It was a day that marked the beginning of an incredible week.  A week that would see Jesus cheered, then arrested, tried, condemned, and crucified.

Dear Jesus, our voices join with the voices of the people in Jerusalem some two thousand years ago.

Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Amen.

Reflect: If a word or phrase from the Gospel captures your heart, sit quietly for several minutes,

repeating it to yourself and asking God to show you how it applies to your life.

Or reflect and possibly journal on what decisions face you now that call for courage?

 

Suggested book that compliments today’s Gospel:

http://scu.edu/character/build-plant-grow/

 

 

Logos and Obedience: Listening to the

Father’s Voice

Written by Lisa Pelton

Illustrated by Dale Hardin

Copyright 2009 Author House

ISBN-10: 1438951779

ISBN-13: 978-1438951775

 

Family Lenten Discussion: As a family, are we aware of the poor? What can we do to help the poor?

 

As a family check out these websites: www.catholicfamilyfaith.org

 

Sunday Friends is a wonderful place where parish families can do service. http://www.sundayfriends.org/