Where are your palms from last year’s Passion Sunday? The ritual of burning old palms for the ashes on Ash Wednesday is a reminder of our ongoing journey of faith. We held our palms high on Passion Sunday, welcoming Christ, our triumphant King, to Jerusalem. We burn these same palms turning triumph to ash, symbolizing the times we fail to live as Christians. On Ash Wednesday, the dust of the ashes will be marked on our foreheads as once again we begin our communal journey to renewed faith at the Baptismal font on Easter.
Baskets will be placed at the doors of the Church for collection of palms on February 10/11.