Recovering a Beautiful Tradition: Burning Palms for Ash Wednesday

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Immediately after school on Tuesday, OLMC students, parents, teachers, and parishioners all gathered together outside the church for the ritual Burning of the Palms.

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Led by OLMC’s new parochial vicar Fr. Przemek, this prayer ceremony prepares the ashes for Ash Wednesday by burning the palms that were blessed for last year’s Palm Sunday celebration. It was a beautiful and solemn occasion that directed our thoughts, stirred our hearts, and sharpened our liturgical appreciation.

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