“Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord.” (Luke 19)
The crowds that gathered to welcome Jesus to Jerusalem proclaimed him as, “the king who comes in the name of the Lord.” He truly is a king, but not the kind they may have been expecting. He reigns, not in a palace, but in our hearts; he reigns not with swords and armies, but through faith, hope, and love. To all those who welcome him into their hearts and lives as king, Jesus offers salvation, forgiveness of sins, new life and a loving relationship with him and with his heavenly father.
In this most holy of weeks, we celebrate with special solemnity those events through which Jesus became our king, our Lord and Savior. It is only once a year that we have the opportunity to celebrate in such a special manner these events that are the source of our salvation. Therefore, we encourage all of our parishioners to make a commitment to attend the liturgies each day of the Sacred Triduum.