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March 28, 2021 | Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion
First Reading – Is 50:4–7
Second Reading – Phil 2:6–11
Responsorial Psalm – Ps 22
Gospel – Mk 15:1-39
by Sem. John Ervin Valerio:
Palm Sunday, a time when everyone attends the holy mass bringing different kinds and designs of palaspas (palm branches) . People are gathered at the entrance of the church, letting their palm branches be blessed by the priest. Truly, it is a magnificent view and festive sight to see the churchgoers waving their palms, like a form of salutation to an honourable king. But what do these palm branches signify?
This Sunday marks the start of the Holy Week, where we commemorate the paschal mystery of our Lord Jesus Christ: His passion, death, and resurrection. The theme of today’s readings talks about “abandonment” and “sacrifice.” That Jesus’ triumphant entry to Jerusalem depicting a king being welcomed in his native place, is just temporary. The calm before the storm, as what they say. People shouted “Hosanna” as they lay down their cloaks and spread leafy branches on the road. But later on in the Gospel, the citizens of Jerusalem also ordered Him to be crucified which caused his anguish and death. It is ironic, how these people do welcome Jesus as a king and later on allowing Him to suffer as a convicted criminal.
In the first reading, Isaiah spoke of the “willing victim”, who voluntarily offers himself to suffer for God’s sake. Such idea, is being ratified in the second reading’s Kenosis – the perfect humility and sacrifice of Jesus. That the abandonment of the world was replaced by His love for us, offering His blood for the salvation of the world.
In the observance of the Holy Week, we are reminded to abandon our old self and be like these palm branches, welcoming the Lord with joyful hearts, being laid on the road of the Lord’s path as a form of total surrender. We must not abandon the Lord by our wicked ways, saying praises to Him but doing the contrary. Let us accompany our faith with works. Let us not be “lukewarm” followers of God. Let our actions be sincere, and let it be a proclamation of the words of our mouth. It is the time to abandon living our “double lives”. We must not see ourselves in those people who shouted “Crucify Him”, but instead to those who shouted “Hosanna to the King of Kings”.
𝗘𝗽𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗱𝗲 𝟮: Today the liturgy presents two noteworthy characters who play dissimilar roles in the Lord's passion. One fills us with solace and comfort; the other with uneasiness and wholesome fear. Their juxtaposition produces a powerful effect by way of contrast. The two characters are Mary of Bethany and Judas.
Jesus is in the house of Lazarus, at dinner. Mary approaches, anoints the feet of her Savior for His burial and dries them with her hair. Judas resents her action and resolves upon his evil course. These two persons typify man's relation to Christ. He gives His Body to two types of individuals: to Magdalenes to be anointed, to Judases to be kissed; to good persons who repay Him with love and service, to foes who crucify Him. How movingly this is expressed in the Lesson: "I gave My body to those who beat Me, and My cheeks to those who plucked them. I did not turn away My face from those who cursed and spit upon Me."
- Excerpted from The Church's Year of Grace, Pius Parsch
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#MassMedia: In a brief moment during the Eucharistic Prayer, the priest extends his hands and prays over the bread and wine. This moment is the 𝗘𝗽𝗶𝗰𝗹𝗲𝘀𝗶𝘀; a miracle happens in this moment.
The word epiclesis means ‘invocation upon’. In this regard, the prayer invokes the Holy Spirit: that by His power, the bread and wine may become the body and blood of Jesus Christ. Like the ancient Jews who pleaded with God to send the Messiah, the priest begs the Father to send the Holy Spirit (or the power of His blessing) on the bread and wine.
At another level, the Epiclesis is also a prayer for the faithful to be in communion with the mystery of Christ.Through “the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit”, the Church simultaneously asks the Father to send the Holy Spirit to make our lives a living sacrifice to God, and asks that those who take part in the Eucharist may be one body and one spirit.
Together with the Anamnesis, the Epiclesis is at the heart of the Mass. Altar boys thus often ring Sanctus bells at this point, to signify that something supernatural is taking place: the Holy Spirit is “hasten[ing] the coming of the kingdom and the consummation of the mystery of salvation.”
As we hear the first rings of the bells creating a joyful noise to the Lord, let us then give thanks and praise, and marvel at the miracle that is taking place before our eyes.
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Catechism of the Catholic Church
Edward Sri, A Biblical Walk Through The Mass: Understanding what we say and do in the Liturgy (Ascension Press, 2011)
Regis J. Flaherty, Discovering the Awe of the Mass
Roman Missal, EPI I (Roman Canon), 90
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☑#FaithCheck: "How can anyone believe in a good God if there is so much evil in the world?"
Evil in the world is a painful mystery. Much about it is incomprehensible. One thing, though, we know for sure: God is 💯% GOOD. He can never be the originator of something evil. God created the world to be good, but it is not yet complete. In painful processes it is being shaped towards its final perfection (physical evil: e.g. catastrophe, birth defects). Moral evil, in contrast, come about through the misuse of freedom. "Hell on earth" is usually man-made.
But Christ's Ressurection shows us that evil don't have the first word, nor does it have the last. We believe that in the Last Judgement God will put and end to all injustice. In the life of the world to come, evil no longer has any place and all suffering ends.
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"You see, nothing much has changed since 2000 years ago. Evil is still following the same strategy of trying to intimidate, outshine, outvoice, saturate, possess and overpower. But neither will goodness change its ways. It will continue to fight quietly its spiritual battle, on the side of the God who irrationally strips himself of power, the God who empties himself of might and glory and embraces the cross of love as the only way, the only bridge to the new and eternal Jerusalem."
cbcpnews.net In our taping of the episode of our Sunday Gospel talk show, “Men of Light” for Palm Sunday, my cohost, Fr. Deo Galang called our attention to what he called the “little acts of kindness” on the wa…
The very people who cried Hosanna, with the same breath shouted Crucify Him.
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Sambuhay TV Mass | March 28, 2021 | Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion
𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗣𝗮𝗹𝗺 𝗦𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗟𝗼𝗿𝗱'𝘀 𝗣𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻
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Archdiocese of Jaro, Commission on Social Communications
Today is the Feast of Saint Pedro Calungsod, a Visayan Martyr and Patron of the Filipino Youth.
Liturgical note (from the Cebu shrine): Whenever April 2 falls within Holy Week or Easter Week, the feast is celebrated on the Saturday before Palm Sunday, as Saint Pedro Calungsod was martyred on a Saturday just before Palm Sunday in 1672.
Saint Pedro Calungsod (c. 1654 - April 2, 1672) is a Filipino Roman Catholic martyr who was killed while doing missionary work in Guam in 1672. He was beatified on March 5, 2000, by Pope John Paul II. As a skilled sacristan and teacher of cathecism, he was a companion of Blessed Diego Luis de San Vitores to the Marianas Islands. Through their efforts, many receive the sacraments especially that of baptism. A plot to kill Pedro and San Vitores started when a certain Choco, a Chinese who gained influence over the Macanas of Marianas Island, circulated false accusations that the missionaries were spreading poison through the ritual of the pouring of water (i.e. baptism), and through the ritual of Catholic Masses. Calungsod and Diego San Vitores were both murdered after baptizing an infant and mother who converted to the Roman Catholic faith. Calungsod is the second Filipino saint after San Lorenzo Ruiz if approved by the Pope and the Holy See.
All-powerful and eternal God,
you made Saint Pedro Calungsod faithful
in the preaching of the Gospel
even to the point of shedding his blood.
By his merits and intercession,
grant that we may also be strong in faith
to persevere until death.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ
your Son, who lives and reigns with you in
the unity of the Holy Spirit, One God for ever
and ever. Amen.
𝗛𝗢𝗟𝗬 𝗪𝗘𝗘𝗞 𝗠𝗔𝗦𝗦𝗘𝗦 𝗦𝗖𝗛𝗘𝗗𝗨𝗟𝗘
“Aware that God never abandons the humanity He has created, and that even the hardest trials can bear fruits of grace, we have accepted our distance from the Lord's altar as a time of Eucharistic fasting, useful for us to rediscover its vital importance, beauty and immeasurable preciousness.”
Following the IATF Resolution No. 104 suspending all public gatherings from March 22 to April 2, 2021, Eucharistic celebrations this Holy Week will be accessed by the faithful virtually. Here’s the schedule of Masses streamed LIVE from the Sanctuary of St. Paul, Makati
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#SWord from today's First Reading 🗡📖 : “Then the nations will know that I the Lord make Israel holy, when my sanctuary is among them forever. (Ez 37:28)"
To know our part or position in a certain place requires knowing one’s self. If we know ourselves and accept who and what we are, then we can act accordingly and appropriately. In the family for example, if we know that we are a son, then we can act like a son. It is when we act accordingly and appropriately that everything will be in harmony. Today’s reading is inviting us to know better ourselves in order to perform our assigned roles better. When we know ourselves and our role, we are able to know God our Lord and others better.
Reflection by: Sem. Kerence Fritz Faderanga
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𝗘𝗽𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗱𝗲 𝟭: So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!" And Jesus found a young ass and sat upon it; as it is written, "Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on an ass's colt (Jn 12:13-15)!"
This Sunday we commemorate Christ's entry into Jerusalem for the completion of the Paschal Mystery, marking the beginning of Holy Week.
Following the Jews' example we proclaim Christ as a Victor... Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord. But by our faith we know, as they did not, all that His triumph stands for. He is the Messiah, the Son of David and the Son of God. He is the sign of contradiction, acclaimed by some and reviled by others. Sent into this world to wrest us from sin and the power of Satan, He underwent His Passion, the punishment for our sins, but issues forth triumphant from the tomb, the victor over death, making our peace with God and taking us with Him into the kingdom of His Father in heaven.
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Most of us will be participating in this year's Semana Santa through our screens.Though this set-up is uncomfortable and limiting, it won't stop us from doing the core activity of this season -- praying. As we look forward to our safe return to our celebrations in the Church, even from our home, let us make the most out of this holiest week of the year.
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The Bible is Good News you can literally carry with you wherever you go. Talk about being handy!
"It is prohibited for you to carry the Eucharist while traveling. But you can always carry the Sacred Scriptures."
~ Blessed James Alberione
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#Faithcheck: Can “virtual” Mass substitute in-person participation during and after this pandemic? Is this gonna be our new normal?
"No," said Pope Francis in his homily at his morning Mass in the chapel of his residence on April 17, 2020. “This is the Church in a difficult situation that the Lord is allowing, but the ideal of the Church is always with the people and with the sacraments — always.”
"People are living this familiarity with the Lord” apart from each other in order to “get out of the tunnel, not to stay in it.”
In a Letter to the Presidents of Episcopal Conferences, the Congregation for Divine Worship affirms the necessity of a return to the normality of Christian life, where the health care crisis permits, saying that assisting at a virtual Mass cannot be compared to the physical presence of the faithful at a liturgy. The Letter, bearing the title, "Let us return to the Eucharist with joy!" was published with the approval of Pope Francis, which he granted on September 3 last year.
The Church, Cardinal Sarah says in the conclusion, “will continue to cherish the human person as a whole.” While our earthly existence is important, he says, eternal life is far more so; and thus, “the Church unites proclamation and accompaniment towards the eternal salvation of souls with the necessary concern for public health.”
Read the document in FULL here: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/full-text-cardinal-robert-sarah---let-us-return-to-the-eucharist-with-joy-58368
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Saint Paul Seminary (SPS) is one of the activities of Saint Paul Seminary Foundation, Inc. (SPSFI). As a Higher Education Institution, it takes its philosophy from the apostolic mission of the Society of St Paul, a religious institute of priests and brothers who serve the Church through the means of social communications. The SSP was originally founded in Italy in 1914 with the charism of “bringing the total Christ to the total person”. It does this principally through the media of communications and where members have been educated and formed integrally as regards their use, understanding, and instruction.
Originally, SPS started in Pasay City in the 1950s as a formative training school for its student aspirants. Academic activities were then affiliated with the Rizal City College in the same city. In 1960, SPS moved to Makati where and when it received its own Government Recognition to offer the General and Classical Secondary courses (High School) in 1965. The High School Department was eventually phased out in 1989. In 1968, SPS was given Government Recognition to offer a four-year Liberal Arts course, with major in Philosophy and minor in either History, or English, or Graphic Arts. 1988 saw the revision of the four-year Liberal Arts course of the Seminary which offered Bachelor of Arts, with major in Philosophy and with minor in Mass Communication.
Taking cue from the “signs of the times”, the 1990’s saw SPS switching to the “high tech” formation of future Paulines that was continuously rooted in scholastic philosophy. Development of personnel and updating of equipment and facilities of the Seminary became the order of the decade. This culminated in the transfer of SPS to Silang, Cavite in June 1993. Its site having an idyllic ambiance, with an ample space of 1.6 hectares, the three-story main seminary building has an area of 4,000 square meters which houses facilities for the formation of the Pauline aspirants and other students from other Institutions welcomed also at the Seminary. SPSFI itself was duly approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on November 3, 1992. Seven months after the approval of the SPSFI, SPS started its tertiary education activities on June 30, 1993.
SPS facilities were enhanced by the revised curriculum which offered a four-year Liberal Arts course, leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts, with majors in Philosophy and in Mass Communication. It received Government recognition on July 7, 1993, exactly 58 years after the first Paulines came to the Philippines.
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