Please contact any of the parishes listed below.
For general questions, contact Jeanette DeMelo, Director of Communications, Archdiocese of Denver
303-715-3230 or email@example.com
March 30, 2012
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On Palm Sunday, April 1, Christians celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, the week before his death and resurrection. For Catholics, Palm Sunday, often referred to as "Passion Sunday," marks the beginning of Holy Week.
The Bible reveals that when Jesus entered Jerusalem, the crowds greeted him by waving palm branches and covering his path with palm branches. In memory of this event, parishioners are given their own palm reeds and invited to participate in a palms procession to mark the beginning of the liturgy.
The extensive Gospel proclaimed on Palm Sunday recalls the suffering and death of Jesus, beginning with his Passover supper with the apostles through to his crucifixion and death on the cross. Many parishes feature theatrical renditions of this Gospel narrative.
Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (Denver)
1530 Logan St., Denver, CO 80203
Media Contact: Mary Ellen Lederman at (303) 831-7010
Weather permitting, there will be a procession with palms at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and at the 6:30 p.m. Mass with Bishop Conley. All processions scheduled to begin in the Marian Garden on the east side of the church, and to process into the church from that point.
Saturday: 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. with Bishop Conley, apostolic administrator
St. Anthony of Padua (Denver) – Spanish
3801 W. Ohio Ave., Denver, 80219
Media Contact: Father Mark Kovacik at (720) 891-5577
3:45 p.m., Sunday, April 1
Procession with the body of Jesus and burial in a tomb
Parishioners will present a theatrical Presentation [in Spanish] of the Stations of the Cross. They will gather in the streets surrounding areas of the parish, dressed in costume as roman soldiers, horses and other roles portrayed in the Gospel account of Jesus’ passion and crucifixion.
St. Catherine of Siena (Denver) - in Spanish with English translations
4200 Federal Blvd., Denver, 80211
Media Contact: Saul Saucedo at 720-982-6604
Adults, teenagers and children will join a 75-member troupe to present a theatrical rendition of Christ’s passion and death. Adults and teenagers share the roles of the apostles. Children of all ages act out “The Pueblo,” the crowd of people who follow the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mary Magdalene and Veronica as each of them encounter Jesus during his passion.
Saturday: 7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m.
Franciscan Mystery Players (at two local churches)
Media Contact: (303)-690-6797 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Franciscan Mystery Players will perform a dramatic multi-media presentation of the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ, called “The Way of the Cross.” The actors and actresses are members of a high school youth ministry made up of 16 teenagers and five adults, one of only 12 groups nationwide.
The performances are in the tradition of the medieval Mystery Plays, and calls for no speaking parts. Through the use of special lighting, inspirational music, drama, and soul-searching meditations, attendees are able to deeply reflect upon their goodness, their struggles, and their sins. Time and time again, attendees have testified to the unique way in which this experience has been vehicle to receive God’s spirit of forgiveness, healing and renewal.
For more information on this national program, please visit www.mysterplay.org.
Immaculate Heart of Mary (Northglenn)
11385 Grant Drive, Northglenn, 80233
Friday, March 30: 7:30 p.m.
St. Michael the Archangel (Aurora)
19099 E. Floyd Ave., Aurora, 80013
Sunday, April 1: 7:30 p.m.