Palm Sunday commemorated

The Sunday immediately preceding Easter Sunday. Palm Sunday commemorates the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem and begins the series of observances focusing on the events of Holy Week. This Sunday is also known as Passion Sunday, marking the beginning of the passion or suffering of Jesus leading to and including the crucifixion.

The following churches have announced Palm Sunday, April 14, services:

Catholic

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square — 5 p.m. (vigil), 8 a.m., 10 a.m., Noon, and 5 p.m.

Holy Rosary, 900 N. Fourth St. — 11 a.m.

Our Lady of Fatima, 2010 12th Ave. — 10:30 a.m.

Our Lady of Lourdes, 2716 Broad Ave. — 4:30 p.m. (vigil),

8 a.m., and 10:30 a.m.; Stations of the Cross at

6:30 p.m.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 806 11th St. — 4 p.m. (vigil),

8 a.m., and 11 a.m.; 9:30 a.m. at Assumption Chapel

Sacred Heart, 511 20th St.– 5:30 p.m. (Vigil), 10 a.m., and Noon

St. John the Evangelist, 309 Lotz Ave. — 4 p.m. (Vigil), 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.

St. Mark, 416 Sixth Ave. — 4:30 p.m. (vigil) and 8:30 a.m.

St. Mary (Immaculate Conception), 1405 Fifth Ave. — 4 p.m. (vigil), 8 a.m.

St. Rose of Lima, 5514 Roselawn Ave. — 4 p.m. (vigil), 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

St. Therese of the Child Jesus, 2301 Fifth St. — 5 p.m. (vigil), 8 a.m., and 10:30 a.m.

St. Catherine of Siena, 308 Old Route 22, Duncansville —

5 p.m. (vigil), 8 a.m., and

11 a.m.

St. Joseph, 623 E. Third Street, Bellwood– 4 p.m. (vigil), 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

St. Joseph, 628 W. First Street, Williamsburg– 5 p.m. (vigil), and 9 a.m.

St. Mary, 312 Clark St., Hollidaysburg — 4 p.m. (vigil),

8 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

St. Matthew, 1105 Cameron Ave., Tyrone — 5 p.m. (vigil),

8 a.m., and 10:30 a.m.

St. Michael, 301 Spruce St., Hollidaysburg– 5 p.m. (vigil), 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., and

11:30 a.m.

St. Thomas More, 825 Williams St., Roaring Spring —

5 p.m. (vigil/church), 9 a.m. (church), and 11 a.m. (Claysburg Chapel)

Methodist

Greenwood United Methodist Church, 1505 E. Walton Ave., Altoona — 9:30 a.m. worship service

Juniata United Methodist Church — 10:45 a.m., cantata, “You Thought of Us.”

Fairview United Methodist Church, Altoona — 9:30 a.m. with Holy Communion, blessing and distribution of palms.

Lutheran

Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, 2266 Kettle Road, Altoona — 9:15 a.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church, 408 N. Sixth Street — 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Holy Communion will be celebrated at both services.

Presbyterian

Ward Avenue Presbyterian Church — 10:45 a.m. Palm Sunday

Brethren

Altoona’s First Church of the Brethren, corner of Sixth Avenue and Fifth Street — 10:35 a.m. service will feature a message from Pastor Bill Pepper, with traditional hymns being joyously sung.

Episcopal

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Allegheny and Jones street, Hollidaysburg — 9 a.m.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 806 13th St., –Holy Eucharist for Palm Sunday services at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. Sunday

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