Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper
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Reading 1 Ex 12:1-8, 11-14
The LORD said to
Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt,
This month shall stand at the head of your calendar;
you shall reckon it the first month of the year.
Tell the whole community of Israel:
the tenth of this month every one of your families
must procure for itself a lamb, one apiece for
If a family is too small for a whole lamb,
it shall join the nearest
household in procuring one
and shall share in the lamb
in proportion to the number of
persons who partake of it.
The lamb must be a year-old male and without blemish.
You may take
it from either the sheep or the goats.
You shall keep it until the fourteenth day of this month,
and then, with the whole assembly of Israel present,
it shall be slaughtered during the
They shall take some of its blood
and apply it to the two doorposts and the
of every house in which they partake of the lamb.
That same night they shall eat its
with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.
This is how you are to eat it:
with your loins girt, sandals on your feet and your staff in hand,
you shall eat like those
who are in flight.
It is the Passover of the LORD.
For on this same night I will go through
striking down every firstborn of the land, both man and beast,
and executing judgment
on all the gods of Egypt—I, the LORD!
But the blood will mark the houses where you are.
the blood, I will pass over you;
thus, when I strike the land of Egypt,
no destructive blow
will come upon you.
"This day shall be a memorial feast for you,
which all your
generations shall celebrate
with pilgrimage to the LORD, as a perpetual
Responsorial Psalm Ps 116:12-13, 15-16bc, 17-18
R/. (cf. 1
Cor 10:16) Our blessing-cup is a communion with the Blood of Christ.
How shall I make a
return to the LORD
for all the good he has done for me?
The cup of salvation I will take
and I will call upon the name of the LORD.
R/. Our blessing-cup is a communion with the
Blood of Christ.
Precious in the eyes of the LORD
is the death of his faithful
I am your servant, the son of your handmaid;
you have loosed my bonds.
blessing-cup is a communion with the Blood of Christ.
To you will I offer sacrifice of
and I will call upon the name of the LORD.
My vows to the LORD I will pay
the presence of all his people.
R/. Our blessing-cup is a communion with the Blood of
Reading 2 1 Cor 11:23-26
Brothers and sisters:
from the Lord what I also handed on to you,
that the Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed
took bread, and, after he had given thanks,
broke it and said, "This is my body that is
Do this in remembrance of me."
In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying,
"This cup is the new covenant in my blood.
Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance
For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup,
you proclaim the death of the
Lord until he comes.
Gospel Jn 13:1-15
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 a basin
and began to wash the disciples' feet
and dry them with the towel around
He came to Simon Peter, who said to him,
"Master, are you going to wash my
Jesus answered and said to him,
"What I am doing, you do not understand now,
will understand later."
Peter said to him, "You will never wash my feet."
Jesus answered him,
"Unless I wash you, you will have no inheritance with me."
Simon Peter said to him,
"Master, then not only my feet, but my hands and head as well."
Jesus said to him,
"Whoever has bathed has no need except to have his feet washed,
for he is clean all over;
so you are clean, but not all."
For he knew who would betray him;
for this reason, he
said, "Not all of you are clean."
So when he had washed their feet
and put his garments
back on and reclined at table again,
he said to them, "Do you realize what I have done for
You call me "teacher" and "master," and rightly so, for indeed I am.
If I, therefore, the
master and teacher, have washed your feet,
you ought to wash one another’s feet.
I have given
you a model to follow,
so that as I have done for you, you should also do."