This Sunday, 24 March, 2013, we celebrate the Community Mass at 11:00 PM; Abbot Robert Barnes will preside. The celebration begins with the distribution and blessing of the Palms and St. Luke’s Gospel, describing Jesus entrance in Jerusalem. Extra blessed palms will be left on the Church Porch throughout the day should any visitor require them. The opening ceremonies of this feast replace the Penance Act.
At the Liturgy of the Word, three readers from the monastic community and our visitors will celebrate the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke. There is no homily today due to the extended and self-explanatory Gospel; the rest of the Mass follows as usual.