Year of Faith

posted 22 Mar 2013, 06:21 by Susan Weaver

We have journeyed through Lent, and we now begin Holy Week as we recall Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. Although Jesus had always refused popular attempt to make him king, he chooses the time and prepares the details for his messianic entry into the city. As he does so he is acclaimed as son of David, as one who brings salvation. The crowds shout ‘Hosanna’, meaning ‘Save!’ or ‘Give salvation!’.

 Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem manifested the coming of the kingdom that the King-Messiah was going to accomplish by the Passover of his Death and Resurrection. It is with the celebration of that entry on Palm Sunday that the Church’s liturgy solemnly opens Holy Week.

 During this week there will be the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation on;

 Sunday, 24th March – St Peter and St Paul at 4pm

Monday, 25th March – Our Lady of Lincoln at 7pm

Tuesday, 26th March – St Hugh of Lincoln at 7pm

 It is called the Sacrament of Reconciliation, because it imparts to the sinner the love of God who reconciles: ‘Be reconciled to God.’ [2 Cor 5:20] He who lives by God’s merciful love is ready to respond to the Lord’s call: ‘Go; first be reconciled to your brother.’[Mt 5:24]

 Please do take this opportunity to receive this Sacrament during Holy Week

 

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