NO MASS ONCE AGAIN THIS SUNDAY!!!–additionally, there will be no masses until further notice due to the corona virus and the need to “shelter-in-place.”
For your information–our board has agreed to send $300 to the Advocacy Center (formerly the Women’s Resource Center of Winona) because they had to cancel their Spring Gala Event due to the corona virus. This event is a huge fund-raiser for them each year. It has been documented that domestic violence has gone up during this time of “sheltering-in-place,” thus the need to support their efforts.
We have come to Holy Week in this “new normal” of being “church” during this time of pandemic due to the corona virus. Each day’s news brings unbelievable almost, numbers of sick people and likewise, deaths from this silent enemy. Except for maybe since, World War II, our nation has not been so galvanized to fight an enemy and trying to remain sane and human as we do it.
Holy Week and its message of life, death and resurrection seem a fitting meditation for our present time. Let us bring all our worries, our faltering faith and strength to our brother Jesus in the mystery of the cross. Let us not lose sight though of the Resurrection–let each of us do our part as we, “shelter-in-place” for the good of us all.
Peace and much love,
P.S. I will send out sets of readings for each of the days of the Triduum–Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and of course, Easter Sunday–watch for those too!
Procession with the palms: Matthew 21: 1-11
Readings for Mass:
- Isaiah 50: 4-7 Psalm Response: “My God, my God, why have you deserted me?” Psalm 22: 8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24
- Philippians 2: 5-11
- Passion from Matthew 26: 14–27: 66