Commemorating Holy Thursday

Holy Thursday

Peace and All Good!

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Holy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper, where Jesus shared His last meal with His followers before He was killed. Holy Thursday celebrates both the institution of the Eucharist (Holy Communion) as the true body and blood of Jesus Christ and the institution of the sacrament of the priesthood.

Join us tonight for our bilingual celebration of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 pm in the Serra Gardens. Please bring your mask and chair. The mass will be live-streamed on YouTube for those sheltering at home.

At the end of the meal, Jesus washed the feet of His disciples as a sign and example of humility and love. In modern times, the foot-washing ceremony is an important call for all people that they too should be willing to serve others. “Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.” – John 13:16-17

For safety reasons during this pandemic, tonight’s Holy Thursday liturgy will not have the washing of the feet. Instead, to do a foot washing ritual with your family or loved ones at home, you can find a text of the ritual by clicking here.

To see our priests doing the ritual, watch this video.

Click for Live-stream at 7 pm.

We are praying for you and your loved ones!

God bless,
Your church family at Mission San Luis Rey Parish

“And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”In the same way, after the supper He took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.

Luke 22:19-20