Today is Palm Sunday, the start of Holy Week – the most special week in the whole Christian year.
At the beginning of the week, the Gospel tells us, the crowds cheered Jesus as he arrived in Jerusalem, waving palms like flags above their heads.
“The messiah has arrived! Our saviour has come! Hosanna!” they cried.
By the end of the week, though, everything will look so different.
Jesus will be arrested, tried and put to death on a cross. Good Friday will be the darkest and saddest day of all.
But Jesus knew that all this was coming and he was ready for it.
Because he knew that everyone was in for a surprise on Easter Sunday!
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The Children’s Liturgy today will take place during 11:30 Mass at St Alphonse.
Please note that there will be no Children’s Liturgy on Easter Sunday. The next Children’s Liturgy will be held during 11:30 Mass at St Alphonse on Sunday 24 April.
To take part in the Children’s Liturgy, children must be registered using this form.
Click here for more information about the Children’s Liturgy.