Holy Thursday celebrates the Last Supper, or the first Mass, where Jesus offers his body and blood. In preparation for the Last Supper, Jesus washed the feet of his 12 apostles.
The washing of the feet during Holy Thursday is important lesson Jesus taught his disciples. It was an act of love expressed by Jesus towards all mankind. It is a symbol and a call from Jesus’ to be service to others.
On April 17, 2014 students, parents, and faculty at St. Malachy learned the valuable lesson during our Holy Thursday liturgy. Many believed it was going to be mass as usual, little did we know it would change their way of thinking. From the moment the students, parents, and faculty enter the church there was a sense of unexplainable holiness. As mass began one could not help but feel happy and sad at the same time. It was truly a breath taking experience from the moment the readings were read, to Fr. Abel’s homily, the song selections, but most importantly the symbolism and meaning of the washing of the feet. It during this liturgy we can truly see why St. Malachy is a faith driven school. It is here were all have received the call to serve others.