Holy Week and Easter Sunday are the center of the Catholic Church’s Liturgical Year. This season is especially solemn at Servants of the Holy Family where the Traditional Latin Mass is offered.
The ceremonies and sacred events of each day have their origins in the life of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Apostles.
The first celebration of Holy Week is Palm Sunday — one week before Easter. The ceremonies of this day are filled with both joy and sadness. In the Blessing of the Palms and the Procession of the Palms, we relive Christ’s entry into Jerusalem — a truly joyous recollection and proclamation of Our Lord’s Kingship. But the Procession also carries with it the memory of the Passion of Our Lord and sorrow becomes entwined with our joy.