Thursday of Holy Week
Parish potluck supper at 5:45 with the Mass of the Lord's Supper at 7:00
Mass at noon: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - Thursday at 7pm
Saturday at 5:00 - Sunday at 9:00, 11:15am and 7:00pm during the semester
When the people gather for prayer, all are welcome.
Saint of the day - Ludovico of Casoria
Readings for today’s Mass
i think this is because we may be service oriented by nature. We want to help out where there is a need. Sometimes we get so good at it that we are unable to let someone else be of service to us when needed. We can give, give, give, but we don't do so well with receiving.
That seems to be what Peter has going in today's footwashing gospel. Peter has learned so much about being a good servant that now he finds himself unable to allow someone else to serve him. You will never wash my feet! he said to Jesus in defiance.
We do a lot of that, but it sounds more like this: "Here, let me help you with that." "No thanks, i'm OK." "No, i have time. Let me give you a hand." "No, no, really, i got it. i'm fine." Sometimes we just don't know how to say "Thank you. i appreciate that." Think of it as an act of charitable humility. Peter certainly was lacking there!
One of the songs we will sing tonight during the Holy Thursday Mass foot washing ritual has a verse that says: Will you let me be your servant? Let me be as Christ to you. Pray that i may have the grace to let you be my servant too. What a wonderful sentiment - the grace to let you be my servant.
Make this your prayer as you prepare for tonight's liturgy. Welcome this opportunity for both sides of service.