Palm Sunday Prayer

Almighty and ever-living God, in your tender love towards us you sent your son to take our nature upon him, and to suffer death upon the cross; grant that we may follow the example of the great humility and share in his glorious resurrection, through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit one God now and forever. Amen.


Fasting means having only one full meal to maintain one’s strength. Two smaller, meatless and penitential meals are permitted according to one’s needs, but they should not together equal the one full meal. Eating solid foods between meals is not permitted. Catholics from age 18 through 59 are bound to fast. Again, invalids, pregnant and nursing mothers are exempt.