Dear Parishioners and Visitors,
Our holiest of weeks has arrived and begins with the joyous entrance of Jesus riding a donkey into Jerusalem, His city of destiny where Jesus knows He will enter into His passion. People are waving palm branches welcoming the One Who brings the glad tidings of truth, mercy, and salvation for all peoples.
As the Sacred Triduum begins with the Thursday evening Eucharistic meal, recalling The Last Supper, an integral part of this liturgy is the symbolic washing of the feet. Concerning this, St. Ambrose wrote: "Finally, be aware that the mystery is also sanctification: 'Unless I wash you, you have no share with me.'" Another Church Father, Origen, wrote: "Now the feet of those proclaiming good news became beautiful, so that, when they were washed and cleansed and dried by Jesus' hands, they might be able to walk on the holy way and travel over Him Who said, 'I am the way."'
Here in our beloved Holy Rosary, united in following the way of Christ, let us allow Jesus to wash our feet that we may do so for others.
A most graced, joyous and meaningful Holy Week be yours,
-fr. Chris, O.P