The Triduum begins on the evening of Holy Thursday with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper. A program can be accessed below so that you can follow along.
Holy Thursday commemorates the night when the Eucharist was instituted at the Last Supper by Jesus and his movement to the Garden of Gethsemane. We will celebrate this very special Mass with a tri-lingual service. Traditionally, the sacred oils blessed by the Bishop would be presented, 12 parishioners would participate in the foot-washing ritual re-enacting Jesus washing the feet of the disciples, and after Communion, a procession would accompany Jesus to the Eucharistic Tabernacle re-enacting Jesus’ move to the Garden where we would spend time until midnight fulfilling his request to “watch one hour with me.”
This year, due to the quarantine restrictions, this Mass will occur without the congregation and the presentation of oils, the foot-washing, the procession, and watching with Jesus will not occur.