Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

Sat / Sun April 04 & April 05, 2009

MASS INTENTIONS for the week


Sat. 5 pm:            Simon Tang (dec.)

Sun. 8:30:            Jack Russell (dec.)

        10:30:       Int. the Fealy Family (liv.)

        12:30:         People of St. Margaret Mary (l. & d.)

        5:45pm:    Special Int. to the Blessed Virgin

Mon. 8 am:       The Souls of Purgatory

Mon. 6 pm:        Int. Linda Bellavia (liv.)

Tues. 8 am:        The Souls of Purgatory

Tues. 6 pm:        Special Intention

Weds. 8 am:       The Souls of Purgatory

Weds. 6 pm:       Joseph Egan (dec.)

Holy Thursday

Thurs. 8 am:       Lauds

Thurs. 5pm:      Extraordinary Rite Mass of the Last Supper

Thurs. 8 pm:       Novus Ordo Mass of the Last Supper

Good Friday

Fri. 8 am:            Lauds

Fri. 12-3pm:     Good Friday Solemn Liturgy & Devotions

Fri. 3pm:          Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Fri. 5pm:          Extraordinary Form Solemn Liturgy

Holy Saturday 

Sat. 8 am:            Lauds

Sat. 10-2 pm:     Confession & Food Blessing

Sat. 3pm:          Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Sat. 4pm:          Extraordinary Form Easter Vigil

Sat. 8pm:             Novus Ordo Easter Vigil

MUSIC FOR 5:00, 10:30 & 12:30 MASSES

Organ Prelude:          

All Glory Laud, and Honor,
              arr. Colin Hand

Today’s Hymns:
#380 Vexilla, and “ChristusVincit”

Mass at  5:00
pm(Sat.): Mass of Christian Unity, Vermulst. Cantor & organ

Mass at 10: 30:   Missa Simplex,  
            Gregorian. St. MM Choir


Mass at 12:30:       
Missa de Quadragesima,Gregorian.

                                Mixed Schola

Mass at 5:45pm (Sunday): English Mass with organ and hymns.


Organ Postlude:     Procession to Calvary, J. Stainer


Last week, the second collection for SVDPS amounted $ ????.00.


This week, the 2nd collection  is for the Building Fund.


We are collecting also “OPERATION RICE BOWL”  in special envelopes. 


Next week, the 2nd collection is for the Bishop’s Appeal.








       Holy week begins today with Palm Sunday—called Passion Sunday next week - because the theme of Jesus’ suffering and death begins with the reading of the passion.  Parish liturgies begin with the blessing of palms somewhere outside of the usual assembly area, in imitation of the triumphant “parade” of Jesus from “Bethany” to “Jerusalem” (Matthew 21:1-11).


        The gospel of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem is read, followed by a procession into church, with people holding blessed palms and singing festive songs.  Immediately afterwards, the theme of triumph changes radically with the reading of the passion narrative from the gospel according to Matthew.  Palm Sunday liturgy is devoted, therefore, more to the suffering of Jesus than to his triumphant reception by the people.  By telescoping these events, the church emphasizes the meaning of Holy Week rather than presents an accurate historical progression of saving events.  On Palm Sunday, the church celebrates the beginning of Jesus’ passage from life to death to new life:  the Paschal Mystery.



Will take place this weekend, Saturday, April 4, at 5:00 PM, and Sunday, April 5, at the 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM Masses.



Sunday Scripture

The Passion and death of Jesus are expressions of his love for us. Jesus freely chose to suffer and die so that our sins could be forgiven and we could be reconciled to the Father. The motivation our Lord had for doing this was his great love for us and his desire to be faithful to the will of his Father. By entering more deeply into our Lord’s Passion, we can come to experience more fully his great love for us. Today’s first reading describes the Suffering Servant, faithfully carrying out his duties while being subject to mistreatment, all done in obedience to God’s will. The second reading speaks of the obedience of Jesus to the will of the Father. He was obedient, even unto death. In the Gospel, we hear of the Passion and death of Jesus.



Weekly update


Year- to Date


$ 5,296.00

$ 59,838.00


$ 5,100.00

$ 61,200.00


$ 0.00

$ 1,362.00

Bishop’s Appeal

$ 75.00

$ 3,022.00

Goal for Appeal


$ 9,182.00

Par.  Dev. Fund

$ 204.00

$ 3,269.00

Building Fund

$ 0.00

$ 5,159.00