The Community Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM, Abbot Robert Barnes presiding. The solemn liturgy of the Lord’s Passion begins with the distribution and blessing of palms followed by the Gospel of the Lord’s entry into Jerusalem; this opening rite will be celebrated in the Chapter Room just east of the sacristy and church. Monks will direct you there and give you your palms. The procession will return us to church, the opening ceremonies replacing the Penance Rite. The Liturgy of the Word will culminate in the Lord’s Passion according to Matthew. There is no homily today.