We gather on this evening – both parishes together. We begin these three days of re-enactment; three days of contemplation; three days with the Lord through his Passion, Death and Resurrection.
Tonight we celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Supper.
There will be no washing of feet but a reflection on water – of what it means to hear the Lord say: ‘What I have done to you, go you and do the same.’
There will be no watching with the Lord at the Altar of Repose but as we leave the church after communion we can make a reverence at the tabernacle of repose in the lady chapel as we pass by.
Then at home we can quietly reflect on the Lord in the garden of Gethsemane on the night of Passover, the night of his arrest before we gather again tomorrow at 3pm for the Passion for the Lord.