Holy Thursday: The Washing of the Disciples’ Feet

Before the feast of Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to pass from this world to the Father. He loved his own in the world and he loved them to the end. The devil had already induced Judas, son of Simon the Iscariot, to hand him over. So, during supper, fully aware that the Father had put everything into his power and that he had come from God and was returning to God, he rose from supper and took off his outer garments. He took a towel and tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into…

Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus

January 3rd is the optional feast of the Holy Name of Jesus. Also, the month of January is dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus. I have posted the Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus below. The prayer is in regular, italic and bold font. If said by more than one person, the regular font is for the prayer leader and the italic is the response for the others. Bold words (which there is only one word in this prayer) is for everyone. Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus Lord, have mercy Lord, have mercy Christ, have mercy…

Feast of The Holy Name of Jesus

Originally posted on Modern Catholic Woman:
January 3 is the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus. And, the month of January is dedicated to the Holy name of Jesus. Jesus is the most beautiful name of all time. In Hebrew, Jesus means “God saves”. Yet so many people use the name Jesus or Jesus Christ as a curse. Why is that? And, why do some people add an “H” between Jesus and Christ? What does the “H” stand for? I have to admit that there was a brief period in my life in which I had the most terrible…

Poland’s President-Elect Rescues Host

During Poland’s Thanksgiving Day, thousands took part in an open air Holy Mass in Warsaw. Many government officials attended this Holy Mass including President-Elect Andrzej Sebastian Duda. During Holy Communion a wind blew one of the consecrated Hosts to the ground. The Host rolled until it landed in front of President-Elect Andrzej Duda. Saving the Host from desecration, Duda rushed up and grabbed the Host. He then took the Holy Host and handed it over to Cardinal Nycz, who was celebrating the Mass. This story/event gives me hope. I pray for the leaders of the world that they govern according…

The Washing of My Feet

At Mass on Holy Thursday, a priest will wash feet of 12 people. This is to show humility of service. Jesus washed the apostles’ feet to show them what kind of priests he wanted them to be, to serve not to be served. I once had the complete humiliation of having my feet washed. It was not on Holy Thursday but it was part of my The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) class. The RCIA class is a class for converts to Catholicism. I’m not sure if washing of the feet is a standard for all RCIA classes…