Celebrating Palm Sunday at Home
One of the things that makes Palm Sunday so special is the grand procession with blessed palms at the beginning of Mass. Even though we will not be able to hold processions this year, many parishes are still making blessed palms available for individuals to collect at the church. Check with your local parish to see what times they may have blessed palms available.
Whether or not you are able to acquire blessed palms for your home, here are some prayers and rituals you can use to commemorate this special day.
If you can't get palm fronds from your parish, you can collect fresh green branches from whatever plants are available local to you. Combine these rites by having a procession with branches around your home, followed by the Liturgy of the Word, and concluding with the placing of the branches in a suitable place, which can serve as a place of prayer for you and your family throughout Holy Week.
You can also listen to this short homily preached by Deacon Matt on Palm Sunday last year.