At the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday evening, March 24, Archbishop Charles Chaput washed the feet of 12 seminarians of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary during the Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul. The Mass commemorates Christ’s institution of the holy Eucharist at the Last Supper, and the ritual of the washing of feet models Christ’s example of humble, loving service.
At the conclusion of Mass at the cathedral as in most parish churches, the Eucharist was reserved in an altar of repose set apart from the tabernacle where it is normally kept. According to the liturgical rites, the Eucharist will not be consecrated again until Holy Saturday night during the Easter Vigil Mass. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
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