* Holy Thursday 2020

This comes to us from our Confirmandi Team Leader – Carol Dupont.

It is fitting for them….and all of us parishioners. Blessings!

Today is Holy Thursday, personally, it’s my favorite mass of the year and I am sad to be missing it in person.  
The night before He died, Jesus and the disciples gathered in the Upper Room to celebrate the Feast of Passover. It was the night He instituted the Eucharist, and washed His Disciples’ feet. 
I encourage you to watch mass live on TV or online here are a few links to churches I heard that are celebrating: 
Masses tonight:At the Cathedral of Christ the Light 7:00 https://facebook.com/ctlcathedral.org and they have a worship aid:  https://ctlcathedral.org/documen…/2020/4/Holy%20Thursday.pdf
Saint Joseph Church Pinole:  has live mass tonight at 7:30 on YouTube or Facebook
Saint Mary Magdalen Parish: has mass tonight on Facebook at 7:30

Information on online daily Masses can be found at https://www.oakdiocese.org/response-to-coronavirus-
Online resources:  Catholic News Servicepandemic. http://www.oakdiocese.org/response-to-coronavirus-pandemic
St. Jerome Bulletin:  eBulletins

Holy Thursday Prayer to Appreciate the Mass
O Lord Jesus, in order that the merits of your sacrifice on the Cross might be applied to every soul of all time, you willed that it should be renewed upon the altar. At the Last Supper, you said: “Do this in remembrance of me.” By these words you gave your apostles and their successors the power to consecrate and to the command to do what you yourself did. I believe that the Mass is both a sacrifice and a memorial- reenacting your passion, death and resurrection. Help me to realize that the Mass is the greatest gift of God to us and our greatest gift to God.  We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.