Palm Sunday procession marks start of Holy Week

26 March, 2018, 01:14 | Author: Gregory Stephens
  • Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday was observed in churches throughout western MA, including Immaculate Conception church in Indian Orchard.

Worshippers celebrated Palm Sunday, kicking off Holy Week with a traditional mass in the Tridentine Latin language.

Next Sunday, Easter, celebrates that resurrection.

The faithful congregated in churches of various Christian denominations across the district and took out processions carrying palm leaves, symbolising the reception given to Jesus when he rode into Jerusalem on a donkey.


In the Polish tradition, parishioners use decorative palms. The observance signifies Jesus entering Jerusalem one week prior to the resurrection. The Bishop will be at St. Mary of the Visitation Church, located at 110 Military St., on Wednesday, March 28 for the Mass of the Holy Oils starting at 6:30 p.m.

Seven-year-old Tokoni Lati said he was blessed because God's love was evident to him every day.

Outside the Cathedral Basilica at 18th and Race Streets Sunday, the Rev. Gerald Dennis Gill conducted prayers before leading a procession of palms into the church for the 11 a.m.

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