Courage on Palm Sunday

I was overjoyed to read Robert Brennan’s column on the Palm Sunday procession in Silver Lake online April 3 (also in this issue on page 26) and see that some parishes are not cutting corners on this beautiful tradition.

There's been more emphasis in recent years on doing Eucharistic processions, which are good and important. But the Palm Sunday procession is the oldest one in the Church’s history (technically, Jesus himself started it) and one of the very few actually in the liturgical books.

Sadly, this procession is often skipped or done in a parish parking lot to save time and effort. Bravo to St. Teresa of Avila Church for making this public profession of faith in the most challenging of circumstances.

— Anonymous priest, Northern California

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