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HOLY THURSDAY; EVENING MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

HOLY THURSDAY; EVENING MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER
Wash “down” for supper

Jesus commanded his disciples to follow his example and wash each other’s feet—though this year will be an exception—and lay people, priests, and even popes have been doing it for centuries as a sign of humility and service. In 2015, Pope Francis made headlines when he broke norms and washed the feet of women and Muslims in Rome—proof positive that simple gestures (even ones that are 2,000 years old!) can be powerful acts of inclusion. Show your authority as a follower of Christ and make yourself meek to the excluded.

Today’s readings:Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-15 (39).

“If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another’s feet.”

Prepare the Word

Rick Pilger

Father Pilger, I.C. was born in Canton, Illinois and was ordained at St. John’s Seminary, Wonersh, England in December 1978. He joined the Blessed Sacrament Parish in August 1995, coming here from Sacred Heart Parish in Bradenton Florida. After 22 years as Parochial Vicar, he was appointed Pastor by Bishop Gregory Parkes in June 20, 2017.

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