|Photo of the procession as it departs for St. Paul's. (Photographer unknown)|
The following information is taken from the leaflet insert from St. Paul's TLM
The Church of St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, the other church in St. Paul Parish, will once again be used as the ecclesia collecta on Palm Sunday, April 17, weather permitting. This means that the Palm Sunday ceremonies will begin there with the blessing and distribution of palms at `12 Noon. From there, we will process to St. Paul's for Mass. Those who are physically unable to walk should wait at St. Paul's for the procession to arrive at approximately 12:30pm. St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi is approximately 4 blocks from St. Paul's at 7th and Montrose Streets. The faithful can park in the schoolyard across from St. Paul's and walk over to St. Mary's.
The faithful are invited to the altar, the same as they would to receive Holy Communion. The priest celebrant will present each palm to the faithful, at which time the recipient should kiss the palm and then kiss the priest's hand. We will then line up and process to St. Paul's, lead by the schola in a chant appropriate for Palm Sunday.
At the Mass, the priest celebrant will chant the entire Passion in Latin. Last year was my first Palm Sunday Mass in the Extraordinary Form and I very much look forward to hearing it again this year.
One thing I definitely do not look forward to in the Ordinary Form is the way the Passion is parceled out in bits as though it's a stage play.