Holy Thursday

Thursday, March 28

Holy Thursday marks the beginning of the sacred Easter Triduum, which culminates with the celebration of Easter. On this day, we remember the Last Supper, during which "Jesus, loving those who were his own in the world even to the end, offered his body and blood to the Father under the appearance of bread and wine, gave them to the apostles to eat and drink, then enjoined the apostles and their successors in the priesthood to offer them in turn."

This Mass is the memorial of the institution of the Eucharist as the true body and blood of Christ. It is through the Holy Eucharist that we participate in the Lord Jesus' offering of himself for our salvation.

The Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday is also a celebration of the institution of the priesthood, and it is a reminder that we are called to serve others. Just as Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, we are called to do likewise.

A list of Holy Thursday Mass times around the diocese, listed by city/town, may be found here. You will find a listing by parish here.