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Thursday 29 March

HOLY THURSDAY EVENING MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14; Psalm 116:12-13, 15-18; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-15 Do this as a memorial of me On the night before he died, Jesus celebrated the Last Supper with the Twelve. Rather than being a Jewish Passover, it was the Supper of the New Passover – […]

Last Supper in Stained Glass

On Holy Thursday we celebrate the Mass of the Last Supper. This seems often to fade into the background against the centrality of the Crucifixion and Resurrection. Yet we remember the Last Supper every time we take part in the Mass. The supper took place in “a large upper room furnished with couches” (Luke 22:13) […]

The Passover Seder – a Different Night

Jews celebrate the Passover (Hebrew Pesach) from the 15th to 22nd of the Hebrew month of Nissan – this year 30 March to 7 April. The theme is of redemption. It is a holy time, where the Lord is celebrated as the great liberator of humanity. Synagogue services include special readings, psalms of praise and […]

Thursday 2 April

HOLY THURSDAY Exodus 12:1-8,11-14; Ps 116; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-15 A model to follow Today we celebrate the gift of the Eucharist as seen in the Last Supper. Jesus breaks the bread and shares the cup which becomes his body and blood, the heart of our sacramental life. But the Gospel reminds us that […]

Thursday 17 April

Holy Thursday Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14, Ps 116B, 1Cor 11:23-26, John 13:1-15. Perfect love When Jesus took the bread and the cup at the Last Supper and gave them to his disciples, he instituted the Eucharist as a loving act of self-giving. When he then took the towel and the basin of water and washed the […]

Sunday 10 June

Corpus Christi 1 Exodus 24:3-8; 2 .Hebrews 9: 11-15; Ps 116B; Mark 14 12-16, 22-26 “This is my body … this is my blood” The solemnity of Corpus Christi reminds us of Christ’s promises at the Last Supper, which was held during the Passover. The Passover feast, celebrated with bread and wine, commemorates God’s Covenant […]