Welcome to Holy Week. It’s all about remembering what Jesus did for us and then affirming our faith in him. It’s the most important week in our Liturgical year.
Today, Palm Sunday, is a joyful day, but we know the dark clouds are coming. Today we sing Hosanna in the shadow of the cross that we will honor on Good Friday. Holy Thursday is about service to others. We cannot call ourselves disciples of Jesus if our lives do not serve others. Jesus literally washed feet.
Good Friday, a day of fast and abstinence, shocks us and we venerate the cross. Not only did Jesus take on human life, he accepted human death and so taught us how to live and how to die. Holy Saturday is exciting with the Easter fire outside church, the beautiful readings, the baptism of new converts and the celebration of the Resurrection.
I hope you can make all the special services. Fr. Dan Fox who retired last July will join us for Holy Week as will Deacon Parker Sandoval so let’s be sure to make this coming week a holy week for ourselves.
Easter Sunday will be here before we know it. I would like to invite anyone who will be alone that day to join me for dinner in the rectory. It’s a great day to share with our fellow believers. So don’t be home alone. Call me and let me know you are coming 818-888-8200. We will gather at 2:00 and eat at 3:00 PM.
A blessed Holy Week to you all, Father McNamara
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Prayer For Priestly Vocations
Prayed at the Ordination of
Fr. Eben McDonald and Fr. Nabor Rios
on June 3, 2012
Father, in every generation you
provide ministers of Christ and the Church. We come before you now, asking that
you call forth more men to serve our Archdiocese in the ministerial priesthood.
Give us priests who will lead and guide your holy people gathered by Word and
Sacrament. Bless us with priestly vocations so that we can continue to be a
truly Eucharistic Church, strengthened in our discipleship of Jesus Christ, your
Raise up, we pray, men who are generous in their service, willing to offer their
lives and all their gifts for your greater glory and for the good of your
We make our prayer in the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, through Christ,