The Entry into Jerusalem

April 10, 2022


Sunday Scripture Readings

IS 50:4-7 PS 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24 PHIL 2:6-11 The Passion Narrative LK22:14—23:56 or LK 23:1-49 See the Appendix for the Gospel during the Liturgy of the Word.

Explore the Sunday Gospel


LK 19:28-40 (The Gospel at the Procession with Palms)

Jesus proceeded on his journey up to Jerusalem. As he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples. He said, "Go into the village opposite you, and as you enter it you will find a colt tethered on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it here. And if anyone should ask you, 'Why are you untying it?' you will answer, 'The Master has need of it.'" So those who had been sent went off and found everything just as he had told them. And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, "Why are you untying this colt?" They answered, "The Master has need of it."

So they brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks over the colt, and helped Jesus to mount. As he rode along, the people were spreading their cloaks on the road; and now as he was approaching the slope of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of his disciples began to praise God aloud with joy for all the mighty deeds they had seen. They proclaimed: "Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord. Peace in heaven and glory in the highest." Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, "Teacher, rebuke your disciples." He said in reply, "I tell you, if they keep silent, the stones will cry out!"


meet our extended family

Bl. James Miller (Feast Day September 19)

September 21, 1944-February 13, 1982

James Miller was raised on a Wisconsin farm, and dreamed of becoming a priest. He attended a high school taught by religious brothers, and there he felt called to religious life instead. James went on to teach at a high school in Minnesota, where he came to be known as “Brother Fix-It,” because he was also the soccer coach and the maintenance supervisor. James loved teaching, but he held a deep desire to work as a missionary.

Happily, he was later sent to Nicaragua. He helped build schools, performed maintenance work, and started a soccer team. Later, he was sent to Guatemala, where he taught at a high school serving indigenous students, many of whom were the first in their families to be able to attend school. On February 13, 1982,three masked men shot and killed James while he stood on a ladder repairing a wall at the school. His assassins were never found. He was declared a martyr in 2018 and beatified in 2019.


Take time to chat

•Within a week of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem, the crowds turned against him. How do you think Jesus felt? Share a time when you’ve had a friend turn against you.

•This coming week is called Holy Week. Why is this the most significant week of the whole year?

•What does it mean to do something “in the name of the Lord”?

•In Nicaragua, Blessed James Miller did many of the things he did when he was younger in Minnesota. What are some of the skills you have now that you want to share with others when you are older?


Recipe of the week

Heart of Palm Cakes

In honor of Palm Sunday, enjoy this tasty alternative to crab cakes.

15 oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

15 oz. can hearts of palm, drained, rinsed and cut into large chunks

15 oz. artichoke heart, drained and rinsed

1 ½ cups panko breadcrumbs, divided

¾ cup mayonnaise, divided(substitute with vegan mayo if desired)

1 tsp Dijon mustard

2 tsp lemon juice, divided

¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp pepper

1 Tbsp Old Bay seasoning oil, for frying

1 Tbsp sweet pickle relish fresh dill, to serve

Add chickpeas, hearts of palm, and artichoke hearts to food processor. Pulse until mixture is chopped, yet still slightly chunky. Transfer mixture to large mixing bowl and add 1 cup of breadcrumbs, ¼ cup mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, 1 tsp lemon juice, salt, pepper, and Old Bay seasoning. Mix well. Form the mixture into 6 1-inch-thickpatties. Dip each patty in remaining breadcrumbs. Heat a pan of oil to 350F.Fry each patty for 3-6 minutes per side, until golden brown. Transfer to paper towel-lined plate to absorb excess oil. For tartar sauce, combine remaining mayo, relish, and 1 tsp lemon juice in mixing bowl. Top the patties with tartar sauce, dill, and lemon juice


Family Fun

Stations of the Cross

Design and create your own Stations of the Cross in preparation for Holy Week. You can post them around your house or outside. Have family members draw different stations or print off coloring pages of them for everyone to color. See the Family Challenge for how to pray the stations throughout the week.

Pray the stations using this guide:


Other Ideas


Family Prayer

Litany of the Way: Prayer for the Journey

As we enter into Holy Week remembering Jesus’ journey to the cross, we can see that everything he did revealed God’s unending love for us. Pray this litany together, reflecting on some of those instances from Scripture.

As Jesus sought the quiet of the desert, teach us to pray.

As Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, teach us to love.

As Jesus promised paradise to the thief on the cross, teach us to hope.

As Jesus called Peter to walk to him across the water, teach us to believe.

As the child Jesus sat among the elders in the temple, teach us to seek answers.

As Jesus in the garden opened his mind and heart to God's will, teach us to listen.

As Jesus reflected on the Law and the prophets, teach us to learn.

As Jesus used parables to reveal the mysteries of the Kingdom, teach us to teach.

(Taken from Catholic Household Blessings & Prayers.)

Liturgy Link

Liga a la Liturgia

Count how many palm branches you see at Mass today.

Unleashing the Gospel in your Family

Haz Llegar el Evangelioen tu Familia

Pray the Stations of the Cross throughout this week. Pray a few stations or all of them each day.

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Fun Facts!

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The palm branches blessed at Mass today are taken home and often displayed. Next year, parishes will collect them before Ash Wednesday to be burned to make the ashes we receive.

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