IGNITE - Bulletin for Sunday, March 28th, 2021
Sunday, March 28th - Palm Sunday
CHEERS! - A MESSAGE FROM THE
This is the most important week on the Christian calendar:
. This is the week when we celebrate the Paschal Mystery, that is, the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ! Although Christmas may be more popular in the hearts of many and more profitable— commercially speaking—, the events of this week are those that have changed our lives.
So, I encourage you to try to attend as many of the Holy Week services as possible. See the schedule below.
As of this writing (Wednesday, March 24), we are still limited to 400 persons in attendances in order to maintain six feet apart for social distancing. We cannot exceed that limit! So, once the limit is reached, please do not assume that you can come by anyway and will be let in. This is for your safety and the safety of those already in the pews. I have observed, a few times, persons entering a pew that is already at capacity and those in the pew getting irritated or worrying about being too close and looking very uncomfortable and even getting up and moving to another pew — because someone else “broke the rules”. So, please be careful and considerate! I am sure that most of the Masses on Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday will be filled to capacity.
The “sign ups” for Easter Vigil (Holy Saturday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m.) and all day Easter Sunday will be made available as usual on Wednesday evening, March 31.
Here are a few important notes:
1. For those who will be attending Mass on the weekend of
, you will be handed palm branches as you enter—from ministers who will be gloved. Please only take the one branch that is given to you so that we have enough to distribute to those who cannot attend. (See # 2 below)
2. For those who cannot attend a Palm Sunday service, there will be palm branches available during a
from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Palm Sunday, March 28. Enter on the Russell Road entrance and exit on Mesa Park Drive.
3. On the mornings of
Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday
, April 1, 2 and 3 respectively, there will be NO morning Mass. Instead, there will be Morning Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours; thus no Communion.
4. At the
evening service, there will no “Washing of the Feet”. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be from 9:00 p.m. until 12:00 midnight. It will be held outside in the Peace Garden (east side of Church building).
5. There is NO 4:00 p.m. Mass on
Holy Saturday, April 3
, but only the 7:30 p.m. Easter Vigil — which will be about three hours long.
6. For the
Sunrise Mass on Easter Sunday morning at 5:30 a.m
., there will be no need for reservations. Bring your own chairs, dress warmly, if necessary, and keep six feet from all other persons or families.
7. Remember, the “sign ups” for Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday will not be
Wednesday evening, March 31
Have a Holy Week. God bless you.
NEWS FROM THE
Regular Mass Schedule. Must pre-register through Eventbrite to attend. Links on the website.
2:00-4:00pm Palm Distribution Only Drive-Thru
Must pre-register through Eventbrite to attend. Links on the website.
5:30am Sunrise Mass
7:30am, 9:30am, 12:30am & 5:00pm
*See full Holy Week Schedule above*
Church seating capacity remains at 400 people even with the governors increase in overall percentage. To maintain social distancing of 6-feet between households, 400 total people at Mass will remain the capacity.
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MOMENT OF THE
This weeks 'Moment of the Week' actually takes place off property of Holy Spirit, however is with one of our Confirmation Candidate
. Over this past week, Joseph, along with his Sponsor Karen, got together and assembled
for Catholic Charities. This project was in response to one of the things we ask our Confirmation Candidates to do, that is, get together with their sponsors for some type of 'outing.' This time spent together was not only a way to benefit those who will put to use the hygiene kits, but was also a great way to share their faith together. All of our Confirmation Candidates are in the process of doing similar projects! Thanks Joseph and Karen!
Holy Spirit New Beginnings Ministry
Announces a 5-week program to support those who have experienced the death of a loved one by suicide.
When: Beginning April 13,2021 (weekly)
Where: Parish Life Center*
How: Please call
for more information. Sign up can be done on parish
Clinical Psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison says,
Suicide is a death like no other and those who are left behind to struggle with it must confront a pain like no other.”
We are here to guide and walk with you through this painful journey.
*Covid protocol will be followed and enforced.
What is your favorite Easter candy?
Peeps (marshmallow bunnies)
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Robin Eggs (malted milk chocolate)
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Feel free to add your opinions, feedback, and suggestions in the comments section.
Last weeks (March 21st) Question Results: #1 Traditional Ham Dinner
Read the Readings from this Sunday, Palm Sunday
Mark 11:1-10 (Procession); Isaiah 50:4-7; Psalm 22:8-9, 17-20, 23-24; Philippian 2:6-11; Mark 14:1-15:47
Use the following discussion/reflection questions in your families, with your spouse, your friends, or even as personal journal questions:
1. Why is it significant that God became man? What does this act reveal about God and His relationship with us?
2. Saint Paul said Jesus was obedient. To whom was He being obedient? How is His obedience a model for us?
3. Would you be willing to follow the Father’s will to the point that Jesus did? What enabled Jesus to do that?
4. According to the passage, what was the result of Jesus listening to the Father? Does this fit with the world’s view of submitting to authority? How so?
"Grace what have You done, murdered for me on that cross. Accused in absence of wrong my sin washed away in Your blood. Too much to make sense of it all I know that Your love breaks my fall. The scandal of grace You died in my place So my soul will live, oh to be like You give all I have just to know You Jesus there's no-one beside You Forever the hope in my heart." Hillsong United
Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion marks the beginning of Holy Week, the final week of preparation before the feast of Easter.
In the Roman Rite, the celebration of Mass has particular traditions that make it look much different than a typical Sunday Mass.
Many of these traditions are centuries old, having roots in the early Church, based on the events that occur in the Gospel passages. The differences are meant to enrich our celebration of Jesus’ Passion, immersing us into the events in a unique way to help our souls ponder the beauty and riches of the Paschal mystery.
Here are 7 of these traditions and the symbolism behind them.
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November 28th - December 13th
This year’s Angel Tree project will be a little different. As you are aware several things are different from prior years: We are practicing social distancing and many schools have not reopened. Many families are without jobs through no fault of their own. The agencies are at a disadvantage since they must use fewer volunteers to assist in their Christmas gift giving programs. We are limited in space for storage and the number of volunteers we can use at one time. Therefore, we are asking everyone to try something new this year…
After all the Masses on the weekend of
, volunteers will be handing out a special Angel tag as you leave Mass. Please consider taking one or two to help a child in need this Christmas. If you are unable to attend Mass and watch virtually, we have inserted an Angel tag in the bulletin that you can print, cut out and attach to your stocking. We will also leave some Angels in a basket in the gathering space of the church if you attend morning Mass during the week.
Here is what we are asking:
Please purchase a 16”-18” Christmas stocking and a Target, Walmart, Visa, etc. gift card (minimum $25). Please be sure to write the amount of your gift card somewhere on the card. You may choose the age and gender (newborn - teenagers) of your Angel just be sure to write that information on the back of the Angel. Put the gift card in the stocking and fill the rest of the stocking with little fun items you think your Angel would enjoy receiving. For many children this might be the only gift they will receive this year. After you have purchased the items and filled your stocking attach your Angel tag to the stocking and follow the directions on the back of the Angel tag. It is important that you give your stocking to one of the volunteers either on Wednesdays or on the weekend before all the Masses.
If you are unable to shop or would like us to shop for you, please put your donation (checks payable to Holy Spirit) in an envelope and label it “Angel Tree”. You can also go online to our website
, go to “Give On Line” and select “Angel Tree. Donations in the Poor Box will also assist with this project.
Thank you for rising to this new challenge and making this Christmas special for many deserving children. God bless you!
GIFTS OF THE
Have you seen? Our gift shop now has Lenten
"Resurrecting Hope" masks, Crown of Thorns silicon bracelets, First Communion masks, and lots of Confirmation and First Communion Gifts.
Stop by to check it out!
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Open after all weekend liturgies and
Monday - Friday 8am - 12pm & 1pm - 4pm
Saturdays 8am -12pm
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For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God."
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