Tag Archives: Holy Week

Paper Towels of Holy Week

When contemplating Holy Week, laundry detergent and paper towels probably are not what first come to mind.  However, as I and five others sorted through plastic bags of dish detergent, toothbrushes, children’s coloring books, and toilet paper, that’s very much where I was. Our Lenten Easter Basket Project, which for six weeks had collected all these items in addition to innumerable boxes of food for the regional Saint Vincent de Paul food pantry, was a monumental success.  We put together over forty large baskets of cleaning supplies and paper products, and another sixty kids’ Easter …

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The Greatest Week of the Year

For me, Holy Week has been for many years the most powerful liturgical experience of all. Part of this feeling comes from working with the RCIA for so long and part of it comes from the beauty of the liturgies themselves. They have so many deep and meaningful symbols that speak to what Christianity is all about. There are processions, incense, candles, darkness, foot washing, oil, water, and so much more. There are scripture readings about the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem, the Passion narratives, the profound reading from Philippians about Jesus life and death, …

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