Palm Sunday 2020: Matthew 21:1-11, Homily, and Prayers of the Faithful

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Palm Sunday: Painting by: Ronald Raab, CSC

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READ HERE all the scriptures for today’s Mass

At The Procession With Palms – Gospel 35 YEAR A  MT 21:1-11

When Jesus and the disciples drew near Jerusalem
and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives,
Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them,
“Go into the village opposite you,
and immediately you will find an ass tethered,
and a colt with her.
Untie them and bring them here to me.
And if anyone should say anything to you, reply,
‘The master has need of them.’
Then he will send them at once.”
This happened so that what had been spoken through the prophet
might be fulfilled:
Say to daughter Zion,
“Behold, your king comes to you,
meek and riding on an ass,
and on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.”

The disciples went and did as Jesus had ordered them.
They brought the ass and the colt and laid their cloaks over them,
and he sat upon them.
The very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road,
while others cut branches from the trees
and strewed them on the road.
The crowds preceding him and those following
kept crying out and saying:
“Hosanna to the Son of David;
blessed is the he who comes in the name of the Lord;
hosanna in the highest.”
And when he entered Jerusalem
the whole city was shaken and asked, “Who is this?”
And the crowds replied,
“This is Jesus the prophet, from Nazareth in Galilee.”



For our Universal Church, that we may embrace the mystery of Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection in humility, self-sacrifice and tenderness.

We pray to the Lord.

For family members who carry emotional burdens, especially the weight of depression and loneliness, that they may find healing and support.

We pray to the Lord.

For people suffering humiliation or injustice, that they may receive comfort and peace through their trust in God’s love.

We pray to the Lord.

For our parish communities during this Holy Week, that we may walk the journey from embracing the cross to celebrating Easter joy even though we are not together. For our conversion in mind and heart, that hope may bear fruit in our world.

We pray to the Lord.

For our families and friends, that we may bend our knees to the name of Christ our Savior, that we all may learn to serve Christ from a rich humility and compassion in these days of need.

We pray to the Lord.

For those who bear the weight of loneliness and isolation during this time of COVID-19. May those who are ill discover our care and love. Let us grieve the dead with compassion and live without fear.

We pray to the Lord

For those who have died that they may be at peace in the glory of God’s Kingdom.

We pray to the Lord.




2 thoughts on “Palm Sunday 2020: Matthew 21:1-11, Homily, and Prayers of the Faithful

  1. This is such a loving portrait of Our Lord, thank you Fr. Ron! I’m watching Palm Sunday mass from the Vatican, and I know I’ll enjoy your homily later. Thank you for all your prayers and spiritual support for all who suffer in the midst of this virus. God bless you! -Danny Z-man

  2. I have told God I am ready. Am I really ready only time will tell. I know to be ready it will by His Strength not mine. Help me to be ready all week My LOrd and My God. My prayer is for all people to let God in and let go of fear and be filled with God”s Love.
    Blessings Father Ron and to all Priests in this Week we call Holy.

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