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Seize the Week!

Holy Week is considered a week like no other. It is filled with some of the darkest and brightest days in human history. In the chaos of a fast-paced and hectic society, Holy Week reminds us to pause and ponder, calling us to carefully mark each day. Hence, seize the week!

Although this week comes around every year, each year is new, not because the events change but because we change. Each year, we encounter the events of Holy Week in a new way because we are at a different point in our lives. Seize the week now and work to see and hear things differently.

Begin by reading Scripture. Yes, we know how the story ends, but try not to jump ahead. Stay with Jesus and allow each day’s anticipation to build within. Put yourself in the moments of each day and identify with the people in the story. Live it as it unfolds.  

May God make this week for you a week like no other. May you seize the week. 

Palm Sunday – Luke 19:28-40

Monday of Holy Week – John 12:1-11

Tuesday of Holy Week – John 13:21-33, 36-38

Wednesday of Holy Week – Matthew 26:14-25

Holy Thursday – John 13:1-15

Good Friday – John 18:1-19:42

Holy Saturday – Day of Silence as the body of Jesus lays in the tomb

Easter Vigil – Luke 24:1-12

Easter Sunday – John 20:1-9

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

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