Monday, April 05, 2004

It's Holy Week y'know So the blogging, commenting, and general internet ruckus-raising will be minimal for this week. I have few or no words of wisdom to share with you, other than the wish that you enter fully into Holy Week in your parish. Thursday night, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil are the singularly most important things your parish will pray this year. I always tell people that wherever you are spiritually, try and go one step deeper this year. If you've fasted on Friday, try adding Holy Saturday as well, until the Easter Vigil reception. If you always go to church on Easter morning, try the Vigil, too. Most parishes offer both Stations and the Passion on Good Friday: nothing's stopping you from going to both. If your habit is to attend Mass just on Easter Sunday, you put me in a quandry. Most parishes do Holy Thursday better than Friday, but the most important thing to add might well be Sunday Mass on the 18th. I'm always hopeful and optimistic that we do a good enough job with Easter to encourage a few searching souls to return the next Sunday. Me, I will try to snatch spare moments of prayer along the way this week. I'm going to refrain from commenting on blogs, even my own, so have at it and be relatively nice.

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