Palm Sunday launches Holy Week

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[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"174","attributes":{"class":"media-image wp-image-3912 size-full","typeof":"foaf:Image","style":"","width":"300","height":"240","alt":"Palm Sunday procession"}}]] A procession with covered Crucifix following the distribution of palms.

With the distribution of palms and a solemn procession with the Crucifix veiled by black cloth, St. Barnabas once again enters the week known as Holy Week – the culmination of Lent and a spiritual journey toward Easter.

Services will be held each day this week to mark Christ's journey to crucifixion – and resurrection. A highlight is the service of Tenebrae, a symbolic journey into darkness accompanied by chanting and psalms, which takes place Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. Maundy Thursday enacts Christ's Last Supper on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday, which will feature a chanted Gospel of St. John, begins on Friday at noon. The Easter Vigil and Solemn High Mass of Easter will celebrate the Resurrection on Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. And of course the customary Easter masses will follow on Sunday.