Palm Sunday

On this day the Church recalls the entrance of Christ the Lord into Jerusalem to accomplish His Paschal Mystery. As Jesus enters victoriously into Jerusalem to do His Father’s will, we turn to the Father united with our crucified Savior and ask: that the suffering and death of Jesus Christ will strengthen the Church in holiness, and that civil authorities will use their power to protect the poor, oppose injustice, preserve freedom and promote peace…  and that God will shelter all persecuted Christians and make their witness effective for the redemption of all…  and that Christians everywhere will live this Holy Week with special reverence, self-giving and devotion…  and that our own Lenten discipline will continue to transfigured us so as to bring us into a deeper conformity to Christ. Merciful Father, by the holy cross of Christ, Your Son has redeemed the world. Help us to take up His cross and to be united to Him in His Passion with Mary His Mother. With ask this in Jesus’ Name. Amen