The Diocese of Des Moines
Palm branch shortage means some may get other greenery on Palm Sunday
March 22, 2018
Written By: Anne Marie Cox

Church supply companies all over the country were contacted by their vendors this week explaining that the harvest in southern Texas was compromised this year, resulting in a nationwide shortage of palm branches. Church supply companies are hoping that they will be able to fill at least 50 percent of the parish orders, if not more, by the end of the week. The Roman Missal does not specify which type of branch is to be used during Palm Sunday liturgy. In light of the shortage, it is possible your parish may use another type of green branch this year, like evergreen branches or shrubs.


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