Catholics at St. Peter observe Palm Sunday - – Rockford’s News Leader

Catholics at St. Peter observe Palm Sunday


An old, old tradition marks Palm Sunday at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Rockford.

Starting at the back of the church, palms, representing those from biblical times are blessed before being marched in.

The march is representative to how Jesus of Nazareth entered Jerusalem on the back of a donkey one week before being crucified and as the Bible recalls, rising from the grave.

St. Peter observes Palm Sunday as preparation for Holy Week.

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