In the Catholic Church, Good Friday is the day on which we commemorate the death of Jesus Christ on the Cross, the act that brought salvation to all who believe. It is the culmination of Holy Week, which begins on Palm Sunday, and it takes place two days before Easter Sunday.
So on 29 March 2013 In Battambang parish there are many Catholic people join the station o the cross in Battambang Catholic parish under the sunshine over 40C. Some people carried the cross, some with the big cross and some with the small cross as they can carry. Some people wear the black dress that showing they are joining with the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
They are praying following the steps from first step to forth-teen steps the step of sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Many people they didn't wear the shoes although the weather is very hot.
After the station of the cross in the compound parish out side of the church. they enter to the church for salute the cross of Jesus Christ. There is procession of the cross by Fr. Totet Banaynal.
On 28 March 2013 in the evening around 5:00pm. There are many catholic people came to celebrate the holy Thursday in Battambang Catholic parish. There are around 300 people include the children and the elderly people. They are together outside of the church around the well on the beautiful garden for waiting the celebration of the holy Thursday.
After the priest washed the feet for all the disciples of Jesus, they start to wash the feet to others people and other people wash to each other with their smile and wishes. It's also the symbols of the Catholic faith to Serve other people as Jesus do for us everyday.
After the washing outside the church the Mass is start, they enter to the church to having mass together for the Holy Thursday.
Fr. Totet banaynal said in the mass "Today we are very very happy together here to celebrated the Holy Thursday with Jesus Christ and serve the people who we never talk to, who are poor, and who are disable people by washing of their feet. As the pope Francis do today. He enter to in the jail and washing of the prisoners feet. It is the true activities that we all should do for them. I would like you to Everyday you live as the Holy Thursday as today you did it. to serve the other by washing their feet. So in your family and you society you should living as you did today.
In the end of the mass there also share the bread from one to other. They are very joyful with there activities. After that there is a procession of the body of Christ around the church and bring the body of Christ to the Garden of Gethsemane.
In the full night in the Garden of Gethsemane there are many difference groups and fmaily came to pray in front of the body of Christ.
In the Evening On Monday 18 March 2013 at 6:00pm. there was an inauguration of the St. Joseph statue in Battambang parish. There are many people come to mass and after the mass Mrg. Kike was bless the statue with the blessing water. This statue was in front of the church at the right side. you will see next to the well on the garden religious.
On 20 March 2013 there was an inauguration of the building Don Bosco high school in Ondong Chegh Village, Ocha commune Battambang city and battambang province under the leader of Sor kegh.
In this inauguration there were many people around 1000peole join. This high school named Don Bosco high school. They spent 250,000 Dollars for build. there tow building in one building there are 12 rooms. this building was sponsored by German and Holland.
Palm Sunday, the final Sunday before Easter Sunday, marks the beginning of Holy Week. Christian churches distribute palms. On Palm Sunday to commemorate Christ's triumphal entrance into Jerusalem, when palm branches were placed in His path, before His arrest and Crucifixion on Good Friday. On Sunday 24 March 2013 the Battambang Catholic Parish was celebrated the palm Sunday. There is a procession from the Bishop house to the church. There are many Catholic joined in this feast.
Mgr. Kike Figarido said in the mass: Long before Jesus died He made a great sacrifice for us; He gave up who He was as God with all His power and might. so we have to join and pray to the Lord especially in the Holy Week.
In this month we had tow groups of the Spanish doctors come and help our people in Battambang prefecture. in one group there are 4 doctors. They are working in Battambang, and Svay Sisopon Province. They come see the general deceases and giving the medical treatment to them. They are working with our welcome Center for the sick.