March 29, 2010: Holy Week

Holy Week started yesterday with Palm Sunday. (Easter is the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Spring Equinox…and that full moon is tonight.)
First, I will give the listing of Holy Week services at the Motherhouse.

Tuesday: a Communal Penance Service at 6 p.m.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday Morning Prayer at 8 a.m.
Thursday Eucharist at 7 p.m. followed by Adoration until 10 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.: Silent Peace Walk starting in the west parking lot
           11 a.m.: Stations of the Cross in both in Chapel and outside
             2 p.m. Good Friday Service
Saturday: Easter Vigil Service followed by refreshments in St. Francis Hall
Easter Sunday: Eucharist at the regular 8:30 a.m. time.

I saw my first robin a week ago. Signs of spring are visible everywhere. And it seems that we will have no snow during March. That’s a record breaker. Now I look forward to April showers.

Yesterday St. Francis Music Center presented the 2010 Senior Recital. The program notes said: “Each of these students represents the best of what we do; they are accomplished, dedicated young adults and we are very proud to have been a part of their lives.” (The Music Center Staff and Faculty) These 10 musicians gave us wonderful entertainment.

Our house was dark Saturday from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. as we remembered Earth Hour. The purpose of Earth Hour is a gesture to highlight environmental concerns and call for a binding international pact to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Buckingham Palace, Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and Rome’s Colossseum were other places that switched off lights to mark the Earth Hour event.

I wish you peace and many blessings this Holy Week and much joy as we celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection Easter Sunday and all the Easter Season.

God bless you.
Sister Mary Lou

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