Week of March 29 – Holy Week
Scripture: Lk 23:43 – He replied, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”
YouCat: Question 337- How are we saved?
Question: What is the Triduum?
Saint: Dimas the Good Thief
No Faith Formation Sunday April 5th – Easter Sunday or Sunday April 12th – Divine Mercy Sunday
Volunteers needed for YLI Seminarian Tea – contact Sarah if interested
Pancake Breakfast – Sunday April 12th – volunteers needed
Interested in serving on the leadership team – talk with Sarah!
Permission slips and information about summer events are out – get them turned ASAP
Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday and Jesus’ Triumphant entrance into Jerusalem. This week is filled with beautiful traditions to help all of us enter into Holy Week. Check out the bulletin for the Holy Week schedule and be sure to go to the St. Joseph Youth Ministry Facebook page for daily reflections. As we end this Lenten season and enter into Holy Week and the Easter Triduum, I pray that your Lenten commitments and sacrifices have helped you prepare for this incredibly awesome week in the Church year and in our faith lives. It is important to remember that we are all called to remember the gift of our Baptism and celebrate with those entering the Church during the Easter Vigil their new life in Christ.
As we celebrate Palm Sunday, we see people glorifying Jesus. They sing His praises. They seat him on a colt that has never been ridden before, and they spread their cloaks over the colt’s back to make it more comfortable for him. They don’t even let the colt that he is riding upon set foot on the dirty ground. They spread their coats and leafy branches to make a path. What path have you made for Jesus in your life? Do you save the best of everything for him, and give him your all? Or do you give God and the Church your leftover time, attention, and energy? Think about where you want to see your life go in the next few years. How will you give glory to God through your life? God’s glory is made visible for others when His children use their gifts to serve the Church.