REP Update: Weeks of April 11 & 18

Posted on April 5, 2022 by Published by

Here’s the REP schedule for the weeks of April 11 & 18, 2022

Tuesday, April 12

  • 4:00 pm, 1st through 4th grade classes meet
  • 7:00 pm, 5th and 6th grade classes meet – LAST Session for 2021-22

Tuesday, April 19

  • 4:00 pm, 1st through 4th grade classes meet– LAST Session for 2021-22
  • 5:30 pm, REP Closing Mass
  • 7:00 pm, 7th and 8th grade classes meet– LAST Session for 2021-22

Palm Sunday

Prayers and Processions

Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem to celebrate Passover before his death. In the fourth century, the Church in Jerusalem re-enacted this event with a celebration during which the people sang Hosanna and carried branches to various holy sites. In medieval times, the processions became quite elaborate.

Why Palm Branches?

Although palm branches are most common, no law specifies what kind of branches must be used. Olive branches are often used and, especially in colder regions, box, yew, spruce and willow branches are common. Since the palms we receive are blessed, they should always be disposed of reverently, either by burning or burial. Generally, the leftover palms are burned and the ashes used for the next year’s Ash Wednesday celebration.

Palms at Home

Place palms in a place of honor in your home. Weaving your palms into crosses and other designs is a traditional way to preserve them. The woven designs can be used as a bookmark in the family Bible, hung above doorways or placed behind a wall cross. Visit Catholic Icing for more ideas and instructions.

From: Palm Sunday celebrations – Teaching Catholic Kids

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