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Holy Thursday

Event date: 3/29/2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Export event

At the conclusion of Lent, the Christian community assembles to celebrate the great three days of the Easter Triduum, the death and resurrection of Christ. These days constitute the highpoint of the liturgical year.

 

Every year, the Jewish people recall the first Passover, when their ancestors, slaves in Egypt, shared a sacrificed lamb before they crossed the Red Sea to freedom. Every year Christians gather to remember Christ's passing over to the Father, when he offered himself for our liberation from sin and left us his body and blood for our nourishment. Paul hands on the tradition as it had come to him: within a ritual meal of thanksgiving, Jesus interpreted the meaning of bread and cup in a way never before imagined. He gave his body and blood for us in death, and even now offers it to us in Eucharist. During the action of the Mass, we are present at Jesus' self-offering and are invited to make it our own. The Lord's washing of his disciples' feet serves as an example of the love and service we owe one another in imitation of his perfect love. As we gather to give thanks, to eat the bread of life and drink the cup of salvation, Christ forms us into his body, a community of mutual love and service.

We are encouraged to spend some time in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament.

Adoration will continue until midnight. 

The front doors of the Church will be open.

We leave the church tonight in silence as we prepare ourselves to return for tomorrow’s celebration of the Passion of our Lord. 

The Solemn Liturgy of

Good Friday is at
11 a.m. and 3 p.m.


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