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As we begin the month of April, we continue our Lenten journey, in fact as the month continues, we have much to reflect on.  We still have two weeks before Palm Sunday when we commemorate the triumphant entry of the Lord into Jerusalem, and then, Holy Week, the greatest and most dramatic week of our year.

 

We reflect on the drama of the events in Jerusalem where every human emotion is laid bare.  There is humble service and the gift of the Eucharist, intrigue and betrayal, vigil and prayer, suffering and death; followed by the bleak and empty day of Holy Saturday.

 

At the end of Holy Week we keep vigil and celebrate the First Mass of Easter when all is transformed as we celebrate the resurrection, a joy which lasts until the Feast of Pentecost.

 

As we begin the month Archbishop Malcolm’s Lenten Pastoral Letter continues to support us in this penitential season as we prepare for the weeks ahead.

 

May we continue our journey together in prayer and have a happy and holy Easter.

Welcome from the Editor

Holy Week, the greatest and most dramatic week of our year

Peter H