Holy Week: Maundy Thursday

Thursday 9th April 2020

Today, on Maundy Thursday, we recall the Passover Meal that Jesus shared with his Disciples on the night before he was put to death. We reflect upon the intimate connection between the two great themes; Eucharist, and service and how, as Catholics, we require both. We cannot have one without the other.

Jesus shows this by his actions of washing his disciples’ feet – the ultimate display of humility, setting them an example to follow.

The words spoken by Jesus are meant for us all this Maundy Thursday; they are an invitation for us to follow in the Lord’s example of loving service.

When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.

John 13-14

We are invited to continue on our walk with the Lord on the final steps of his earthly journey.

Please take a look at our Homily and Bidding Prayers for this Thursday.

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