Today we commemorate the entrance of Christ into Jerusalem to accomplish his paschal mystery for our salvation. We also hear the Passion Narrative according to Mark. The jubilant procession and the somber passion are put side by side. This is reflected in the title for this Sunday—Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord.
We are preparing to celebrate the very heart of our faith. By dying, Christ has destroyed the power of our death, and by rising restored our life. This Holy Week is the most important time of the liturgical year.
Come to celebrate as many of the Triduum liturgies as you can. Spend some time prayerfully reading Mark’s Passion Narrative (chapters 14-15). Notice how you are drawn deeper into this saving mystery.