Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion
Saint of the day
Saint Hesychius of Jerusalem (d.450)
Saint Hesychius of Jerusalem was a priest and monk who penned the history of the Church, which has unfortunately been lost to time. Apart from writing the Church's history, Hesychius also documented many major issues of his time, including the heresies of Nestorianism and Arianism. He had a special devotion to the Eucharist and told his followers, "Keep yourselves free from sin so that every day you may share in the mystic meal; by doing so our bodies become the body of Christ."
Take time to meditate on the Eucharist. Think about Jesus' sacrifice and how it has benefited your life.
Dear Jesus, thank you for your sacrifice. Help me to appreciate and fully understand the love that led you to make such a grand sacrifice.
Liturgical season information
Lectionary: 37 and 38
Place in Year: Lent
Color of decorations and priest's vestments:
At the Procession with Palms - Gospel: Mk 11:1-10
At the Mass - Reading I: Is 50:4-7
Responsorial Psalm: 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24
Reading II: Phil 2:6-11
Verse before the Gospel: Phil 2:8-9
Gospel: Mk 14:1—15:47View complete readings on USCCB.org