Hosanna to the Messiah!
While Jesus would not be crowned an earthly king, Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem has many parallels to the Messianic expectations of the Hebrew people. Before entering, Jesus requisitions a donkey from its owner. In the ancient world, kings had this right. Yet the animal that Jesus requests is rare -- a colt upon which no one else has sat yet. Yet, it's a donkey. This is no great war-charger, no magnificent animal. Jesus acts with all the authority of an earthly king, yet his kingdom is one of simplicity and peace. As the disciples throw cloaks over the donkey, the crowd spreads theirs on the road. This ancient gesture dates back to the line of kings descended from David. Not only are these physical kingly gestures, but the crowd of followers cries out in jubilation and praise. The Messiah has come to Jerusalem!
TOTUS TUUS 2019
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on the parish website, and at the parish office.
Calendar of events:
April 17- gr K-9 meet HOLY WEEK: see “Lenten Schedule”
April 24-all grades meet; Divine Mercy service. Gr 6-11; 7pm
April 26- Short video after mass; The Virgin Mary’s Struggles; 7 min.; in Padua Center
April 28-1st Communion Mass at IC; 8am
May 1-last RE classes
May 12-Confirmation Mass at SA; 9:30a
May 19-Bacculaurette Mass at SA; 9:30a
It’s not about the bunny—It’s about the Lamb