- 7:30pm: The Mass of the Last Supper. There will be the Mandatum (the Washing of Feet), and the Procession of the Blessed Sacrament.
- 8:30pm-ish: Adoration of in the Repository Chapel in the Vestibule of Church will Continue until 10:00 PM, concluding with Night Prayer.
GOOD FRIDAY: [A day of Fasting and Abstaining from Meat]
- 8:15am: Morning Prayer [no Mass].
- 12:00pm: The Stations of the Cross and last chance for Confession
- 7:30pm: The Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion, with the Reading of Saint John’s Passion, Veneration of the Cross, and Holy Communion.
- 8:15am: Morning Prayer [no Mass].
- 8:00pm: Most Solemn Vigil of the Lord’s Resurrection, with the blessing of the Easter Fire, Paschal Candle & Easter Water, the Initiation of New Catholics, & the Renewal of Baptism.
- Regular Masses at 6:30am, 8am, 10am, and 12pm.
- Tonight – More Luke 18 Prep: we will meet in the Cafeteria
- Sunday, Mar 5- Luke 18 prep Retreat: It will be from 5p-8p with dinner
- Monday, Mar 6 – AMP for anyone and everyone [teens, parents, friends, etc]. Confession will be available!
- Tuesday, Mar 28- Seedbearer Information Night. To find out everything you need to know and more about Seedbearers.
How did you see God today? This is what I ask the teens every Wednesday at Disciples, and my children every day. When I first started asking the teens and my children that question, it was hard; they couldn’t answer. They sometimes would look at me like I was insane.
In today’s Gospel, it says, “As they were leaving the boat, people immediately recognized him.” But how could they?! Contrary to today’s standards, this was the time before selfies or twitter; a time before television and the newspaper; a time before decent drawings of the Renaissance. There were no photographs or pictures. But yet, they recognized him IMMEDIATELY.
It has to do with having an open heart. John the Baptist had been preaching for years of the coming Messiah; one who would be so great, that he couldn’t even loosen his sandals. The people’s hearts were primed and open to seeking the Messiah. And it was easy for them to recognize Jesus immediately.
So what’s our excuse? Yes, we live in a society that looks in on itself rather than looking outward. Yes, we live in a society where we must always present the best version of ourselves on social media, in order to obtain the most amount of likes. Yes, we don’t see a bearded, robed man walking through the streets curing every ailment in sight. But it doesn’t mean we can’t see him.
God now works through others. He’s that smile from a stranger; He’s that parent that makes a warm cooked meal to share; He’s that spouse who watches the children; He’s that co-worker goes the extra mile, so you don’t have to; He’s those little coincidences which are really little miracles. He is also here in the Eucharist. All we have to do is open our eyes of our heart. It’s like the Tantum Ergo [which we will sing later tonight] says; “Faith will tell us Christ is present/ when our human senses fail.” How did you see God today?
Let us pray:
God of all creation, you are good and deserving of all praise. We thank you for all the many gifts and blessings, especially those we don’t even recognize. Lord, help us to see you; open the eyes of our heart, so that we may see you immediately. Help us to see you in everyone that we meet, especially those we don’t want to see you in. Help us to be more like you and to be the instruments of your love.
We also pray for those who protect us, the poor, the sick, the suffering, those who are lost, those who are forgotten, and those souls in purgatory. We ask these through the intercession of all the angels and saints, especially your mother, as we pray, Hail Mary…