Sunday, March 28, 2021
The readings for Palm Sunday (Passion Sunday) for Year B focus the sacrifice which Jesus Christ made for me and you. The reading for the procession of the palms (Mark 11:1-10 or John 12:12-16) tells of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. The first reading (Isaiah 50:4-7) foretells Jesus’ suffering. The psalm (Psalm 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24) sings “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?” The second reading (Philippians 2:6-11) speaks of the how Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior. And in the gospel (Mark 14:1—15:47) we hear how Jesus first celebrated the Passover, and then became the sacrificial lamb for us.
So these readings would definitely lead into a discussion of the Pascal Mystery. Here are some ideas: