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Gospel Reflection

Praise to Jesus, the resurrection and the life.
All who have faith in Christ,
though they die, they will come to life;
and no one who is alive in faith will ever die.

Gospel Reading - The triumphal entry

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1As they neared Bethphage and Bethany on the outskirts of Jerusalem and came to the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples on ahead.

2“Go into that village over there,” he told them, “and just as you enter you will see a colt tied up that has never been ridden. Untie him and bring him here. 3And if anyone asks you what you are doing, just say, ‘Our Master needs him and will return him soon.’”

4-5Off went the two men and found the colt standing in the street, tied outside a house. As they were untying it, some who were standing there demanded, “What are you doing, untying that colt?”

6So they said what Jesus had told them to, and then the men agreed.

7So the colt was brought to Jesus, and the disciples threw their cloaks across its back for him to ride on.8Then many in the crowd spread out their coats along the road before him, while others threw down leafy branches from the fields.

9He was in the center of the procession with crowds ahead and behind, and all of them shouting, “Hail to the King!” “Praise God for him who comes in the name of the Lord!” . . . 10“Praise God for the return of our father David’s kingdom. . . . ” “Hail to the King of the universe!”

11And so he entered Jerusalem and went into the Temple. He looked around carefully at everything and then left — for now it was late in the afternoon — and went out to Bethany with the twelve disciples.

. . . . .Mark 11:1-11

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father in heaven,
     hallowed be your name,
     your kingdom come,
     your will be done,
          on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
     as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
     and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
     now and for ever.
Amen.