Palm Sunday

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Office Closed
Our Parish Office will be closed on Good Friday 4/18/14. We are open on Saturday 4/19/14 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The church will be open on Friday for Good Friday services.

Parking for Holy Week
To accommodate our parish needs for parking, we have rented Table Tennis Club (on Harbor Blvd. right next to our church) for Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday. Please park your car accordantly and follow parking instructions from our security team. Thank you.

Good Friday Collection
On Good Friday, our parish will take up the annual Good Friday Collection for the Holy Land. Your financial contribution helps to support the struggling Christian community and to protect Christianity’s holiest places.

No Class
There will be no classes for all religious education programs, Vietnamese language school, and Eucharistic Youth on Saturday 4/19/14. Classes will resume on Saturday 4/26/14. Thank you.

Chrism Mass
       

Reponsorial Psalm

My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?
 Pastor's Corner
April 13, 20143 

Dear Parishioners of Our Lady of La Vang,

Today is the Palm Sunday. The Church celebrates this sixth Sunday of Lent as both Palm Sunday and Passion Sunday. This is the time of year we stop to remember and relive the events which brought about our redemption and salvation. What we commemorate and relive during this week is not just Jesus’ dying and rising, but our own dying to sin and rising in Him, which will result in our healing, reconciliation, and redemption. Proper participation in the Holy Week liturgy will deepen our relationship with God, increase our faith and strengthen our lives as disciples of Jesus. Today’s liturgy combines contrasting moments -- one of glory and one of suffering - the royal welcome of Jesus in Jerusalem and the drama of His trial culminating in His crucifixion, death and burial.

On Monday April 14, at 5pm at St Columban’s Church, the Chrism Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Kevin Vann. This week at our Parish we have the Tridiuum: Holy Thursday Mass-Trilingual Mass at 6pm with Bishop Brown, Bishop Emeritus of Orange, Good Friday- Live stations of the Cross at 3pm and Veneration of the Cross in Vietnamese and Spanish at 5pm- Holy Saturday Vigil- Spanish at 5pm and Vietnamese at 8pm. Please make an effort to come for these special events.

On this Palm Sunday, we need to answer 5 questions today: 1) Does Jesus weep over my sinful soul as He wept over Jerusalem at the beginning of His Palm Sunday procession? 2) Am I a barren fig tree? God expects me to produce fruits of holiness, purity, justice, humility, obedience, charity, and forgiveness. Am I a barren fig tree? Or do I continue to produce bitter fruits of impurity, injustice, pride, hatred, jealousy and selfishness? 3) Will Jesus have to cleanse my heart with His whip? Jesus cannot tolerate the desecration of the temple of his Holy Spirit in me by my addiction to uncharitable, unjust and impure thoughts words and deeds; neither does He approve of my business mentality or calculation of loss and gain in my relationship with God, my heavenly Father. 4) Do I welcome Jesus into my heart? Am I ready to surrender my life to Him during this Holy Week and welcome Him into all areas of my life as my Lord and Savior? Let the palms remind us that Christ is our King and the true answer to our quest for happiness and meaning in life. 5) Are we like the humble donkey that carried Jesus, carrying Jesus’ universal love, unconditional forgiveness and sacrificial service to our families, places of work and communities by the way we live our lives? Your

Your humble servant in Jesus Christ and Our Lady of La Vang
Reverend Joseph Luan Nguyen - Pastor

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Weekday Masses / Lễ Ngày Thường / Misas Diarias

8:30 am — Thứ Hai, Thứ Tư, và Thứ Sáu — Vietnamese
8:30 am — Martes y Jueves — Spanish

Saturday Masses / Lễ Thứ Bảy/ Misa del Sábado

8:00 am — Vietnamese
6:00 pm — (Vigil) Vietnamese & English
8:00 pm — (Vigilia) Neo-Catechumenal Spanish

Sunday Masses / Lễ Chúa Nhật / Misas Dominicales

6:30 am — Vietnamese
8:30 am — Vietnamese
10:30 am — Vietnamese
12:30 am — Spanish
4:30 pm — English - Lifeteen
6:30 pm — Vietnamese

Mon — Wed : 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thu — Sat : 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday : Closed

288 South Harbor Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Tel:(714)775-6200
Fax:(714)775-6226
parish@ourladyoflavang.org
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