Holy Week is Near
After ash Wednesday, we have 40 days before Palm Sunday. In my country Philippines we call it kuaresma, or 40 days preparation before holy week.Time to medidate and prepare ourself for the coming of Christ. Repent and believe in the Gospel of our Lord. During this time, we are obligated to fast and abstain every Friday. When Palm comes, I personally welcome the 12 apostles of our parish church, headed by HOLY NAME SOCIETY MEMBERS, who visits my house and offer prayers. Then on Thursday, we have what they call "visita iglesia", That is when my whole family rides a car, go out of town and visits 14 churches. This takes the whole day of Thursday. Here like Christ we mediate on the stations of the cross. Each church is one station. Then comes Friday, the day our Lord dies to save us from our sins, Still on church we listen on his 7 last words, given by priest and good catholic speakers. Then after veneration of the cross. Then Comes Saturday, midnight mass, Or Easter mass, the greatest day of the year, most festive in the catholic church, when Christ lives again. We have to be there an hour earlier because we wont get any seats a church. Jam pack up to the side streets, cause our parish mass is con celebrated by all our parish priest. What a great way to celebrate Holy week. Thank you Lord for coming again to redeem nus for our sins.