9 am – Sung Mass at the church
10.30 am – Procession of Palms from Victoria Square
10.50 am - Solemn Mass at the church
On Palm Sunday we remember Jesus entering Jerusalem. Many other people were also entering the city to celebrate the festival of Passover. When they saw Jesus approaching, they waved palm branches and shouted: “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord—the King of Israel!”
In memory of this moment, it is traditional to have a Palm Sunday procession. Some churches process around their building, their property or their street.
St Mary Magdalene's joins with other Adelaide city churches for a Blessing and Procession of Palms in the grounds of St Francis Xavier’s Roman Catholic Cathedral at 10.30am, returning to our building for Solemn Mass at 10.50am.
If this seems too energetic for a Sunday morning, we also have a service at 9am in the church building that includes a Godly Play segment especially for children. And, of course, morning tea.
|Palm Sunday at St Mary Magdalene's. Photo by Stephanie Edwards|
The bible passage about Jesus entering Jerusalem [Bible Gateway]
St Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Cathedral [Roman Catholic Church]
St Francis Xavier's to St Mary Magdalene's [Google maps]
Godly Play - a Montessori method of telling Bible stories [godlyplay.org.au]