Thursday, April 1, 2021
On Holy Thursday, Catholics remember the last supper of Jesus Christ with his apostles. This marks the establishment of the sacrament of the Eucharist (Holy Communion). This day also commemorates the establishment of the priesthood. The washing of the feet reminds us how Jesus instructed us to love and serve one another.
Mass Readings for Holy Thursday Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper
The readings for the Mass of the Lord’s Supper are the same for years A, B, and C:
- First Reading: Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14: “This day shall be a memorial feast for you,”
- Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 116: “Our blessing-cup is a communion with the Blood of Christ.”
- Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 : “This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”
- Gospel: John 13:1-15: “If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another’s feet.”