Holy week begins with Passion Sunday, more popularly known as “Palm Sunday” because this day celebrates the regal entrance of Our Lord into Jerusalem, where he will face his bitter Passion. Today, we commemorate Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem by passing out palm leaves (also called fronds) on Palm Sunday. At Christ the King we are blessed to have four ladies in our Hispanic community – Elizabeth Aparicio, Erendira Estrada, Elena Isabel Flores and Maria Francisca Paque – who make the elaborate woven palms used to adorn our main altar arrangements, Cathedral doors and processional crosses. These gifted ladies spend hours creating the beautiful woven palms braided in the shapes of flowers, crosses, cones and religious symbols. We thank these four ladies and their families for their dedication, generosity, and sharing their talents. Their work is a beautiful expression of Christ’s love and sacrifice as we enter into Holy Week.
God Bless You,
Msgr. Frank McNamee, Rector