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At the Procession with the Palms: Luke 19:28-40
Reading I: Isaiah 50:4-7
Responsorial Psalm 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24
Reading II: Philippians 2:6-11
Gospel: Luke 22:14-23:56 or 23:1-49

Open our hearts that we may love you.
(Introductory Prayers)

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PALM SUNDAY PROCESSION

Luke 19:28-40

The whole multitude of his disciples began to praise God aloud
with joy for all the mighty deeds they had seen.

Multitudes proclaimed your mighty deeds!
“Blessed is the king who comes
in the name of the Lord,”
they shouted!

But the
 Pharisees
wanted
quiet. 

As for us,
let us throw down our coats for you,
shout your name to all who hear.
Hosanna! Jesus of Nazareth,
God, walking along with us
and leading us to grace,
our beloved hero,
loving us all the
way to the
cross.

Come into our
Hearts!

Lest the stones
 cry out!


THE GOSPEL

Luke 22:14-23:56 or 23:1-49

They blindfolded him and questioned him, saying,
“Prophesy! Who is it that struck you?”

“This
is my body,
 which will be given up for you.”

He did not shield his face from pounding and spitting,
nor cry out when they covered his eyes.
They jeered, “Who struck you?”
But instead he quickly
emptied himself,
for he so
loved 
the world. 

Christ,
teach us to empty
everything
but
you.


THE FIRST READING

Isaiah 50:4-7

He opens my ear that I may hear.

Lord,

morning after morning, open our ears
that we may hear you
in all things.

Isaiah, Romero, Dorothy Day, Rutilio Grande:
sunrise to sunset, you
opened their
ears.

Let us too hear the cry of the poor.
And let us act on
their behalf.
                                                                                           
Open
our hearts
that we may love you,
holding nothing back, nothing at all.


THE SECOND READING

Philippians 2:6-11

He emptied himself, taking the form of a slave.

Christ,
You emptied yourself.

No self-concern,
no turning
back.

Teach us to love this way.
Filled with your Spirit,
let us surrender
into your
love.


Anne Osdieck         
Art by Martin (Steve) Erspamer, OSB
from Religious Clip Art for the Liturgical Year (A, B, and C). This art may be reproduced only by parishes who purchase the collection in book or CD-ROM form. For more information go http://www.ltp.org