Although members of the St Stephen’s community could not physically gather together on Palm Sunday, each member received a palm cross that was distributed by post.
The crosses had been blessed by Fr John with the following prayer:
‘God our Saviour, whose Son Jesus Christ entered Jerusalem as Messiah to suffer and to die, + let these palms be for us signs of his victory; and grant that we who bear them in his name may ever hail him as our King, and follow him in the way that leads to eternal life; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.’
‘Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!’ Mt 27. 9