This Sunday is Palm Sunday and we will then pass through the darkness of Holy Week to the light of Easter. One of the things that we “fast” from during Lent is the use of the word “Alleluia” or “Hallelujah”. I explained this to the children back at the beginning of Lent and have been amazed by how they have understood and observed this restriction.
The thing is that they sing all the time, both hymns and songs they’ve learned and songs that they improvise. Alleluia is a feature in many of them. They understand that it is a word of