This is the greatest time in the Catholic Church’s celebrations. It is called Holy Week due to the liturgical celebrations of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. We commemorate these great events in Our Lord’s Life. We remember that much of what we do today got its beginnings on the first Holy Week.
Holy Thursday always stands out because we consider this day as the day when our Lord gave us the priesthood, our Mass, and Holy Communion. Where would we be without these sanctifying gifts? Good Friday is a sorrowful day since we reflect upon the awful day in our Lord’s life and witnessed by his Mother and friends. And even though we inherit the kingdom because of His sacrifice, it is sad to remember what they did to Him. Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday are the completion of Holy week when Lent is over and we celebrate Our Lord’s victory as well as our own.
Hopefully, attending church is in your plans for Holy Week. I always remember the picture with the phrase “Jesus of Nazareth requests the honor of your presence at a dinner to be given in His honor.” We give thanks since Eucharist means to give thanks. We honor the Lord with our presence. Happy Easter!