Holy Thursday (March 29)Mass of the Lord’s Supper is at 7pm.
This celebration begins with the Presentation of the Oils that were consecrated for our parish at the Archdiocesan Chrism Mass. The Oil of Catechumens will be used during Baptisms. The Oil of the Infirmed will be used for those receiving the Anointing of the Sick. Finally, the Sacred Chrism will be used for Baptisms and for those receiving Confirmation at Easter Vigil. We also wash the feet of our newest Altar Servers during this Mass, in imitation of Jesus washing his disciples' feet. This act reminds us that we must serve one another as Christ has served us.
As we relive Jesus' journey from the table to the garden a few things occur. This is the last Mass until Easter Vigil, meaning no new hosts will be consecrated between Holy Thursday and Saturday evening. Also, we journey in a Eucharistic procession to our own garden where we will stay, watch and pray with Jesus. Adoration will continue in the main knave of the church until midnight.Night Prayer (10pm)
Along with Adoration, there will be Night Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours at 10pm. The Liturgy of the Hours are a rich form of prayer that draw heavily from Scripture, specifically the Psalms. This is a beautiful way to pray with Jesus before Good Friday.