Dear Brothers and Sisters,
We begin Holy Week today, commemorating the Lord’s entrance into Jerusalem as he was hailed by the crowds who waved palms at his presence. As we carry our own palms we begin a very special week of prayer that links us to the events that marked the Lord’s final days leading into his Passion, Death and Resurrection. Please join us during these special days as we celebrate the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00pm, including the washing of the feet, and then on Good Friday at 3:00pm for our solemn commemoration of the Lord’s Passion, and 8:00pm on Saturday evening for the great Easter Vigil when we celebrate his Resurrection from the dead. On Easter Sunday our Masses will be celebrated at 7:30am, 9am and 11am in the church, as well as a 9am and 11am in the Parish Center. Please know that I am praying for you in these special days!
I have some good news about this year’s Archbishop’s Annual Appeal: our parish family has pledged over $124, 000, coming from 23% of our families. Thank you so much for your support of the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal and all of those who are helped by your gifts, both here locally and in our sister parish in Haiti. It’s not too late to give and support our parish work in Haiti, in Cherry Hill at St. Veronica’s, and in and the work of evangelization being done by ChristLife. You can still find envelopes in the narthex literature racks in order to make a gift.
I look forward to seeing you all for the special times of prayer this Holy Week and Easter. May God bless you!