This weekend marks the beginning of Holy Week, the most solemn time of the year for Catholics and Christians alike with the celebration of Palm Sunday. As Jesus enters the city of Jerusalem riding a donkey, he is hailed the “Messiah”, and embarks upon his journey towards death and resurrection for our eternal salvation.
Hosanna to the Son of David; blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest! Matthew 21:9
Along with Palm Sunday, many events are planned for Catholics on Long Island this weekend.
Little Sisters of the Poor Lenten Fish and Chips Dinner
The Queen of Peace Residence in Queens Village is holding a Lenten Supper to help the Little Sisters of the Poor on Friday, March 30 from 6:00-8:00PM. Dinner is $20 per person. Call 718-464-1800 for more information.
Let’s Line Dance
Sponsored by Couples for Christ FFL Long Island, enjoy an evening of line dancing at Holy Name of Mary in Valley Stream on Saturday, March 31 from 7:00-10:00PM in the school cafeteria. Admission is $5 per person including light refreshments. Contacts can be found in the church bulletin.
2012 Life Teen Empower Plus Long Island
On Saturday, March 31 from 8:30AM (registration begins at 8:00) until 5:00 PM, St. Matthew’s in Dix Hills will conduct training for youth ministers and Core Members within the best practices of youth ministry, such as small groups, relational ministry, and Life/Edge Nights for high school/middle school aged teens under the direction of Joan Root. Visit the Diocese of Rockville Centre’s website for further information.
Belong More Deeply 2012 Catholic Men’s Conference
Holy Trinity High School in Hicksville will be hosting the Catholic Men’s Conference this Saturday, March 31 beginning with a 9:00AM morning Mass celebrated by the Most Reverend Bishop William Murphy of the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Featuring live music by Rob Ruymaker and the St. Margaret of Scotland Parish Music Ministry. Tickets may be purchased on the Diocesan website.
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