Thursday 1st April 2021

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01/04/2021 Day 91

Exodus 12:1-8.11-14; John 13:1-15

Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper


Readings on p.369 of Daily Missal and p.164 of Sunday Missal

Entrance Antiphon

We should glory in the cross of the Lord Jesus Christ, in whom is our salvation, life and resurrection, through whom we are saved and delivered.

 

First Reading:

Exodus 12:1-8.11-14

A reading from the Book of Exodus

In those days:

The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt,
“This month shall be for you the beginning of months;
it shall be the first month of the year for you.
Tell all the congregation of Israel
that on the tenth day of this month
they shall take every man a lamb
according to their fathers’ houses,
a lamb for a household;
and if the household is too small for a lamb,
then a man and his neighbour next to his house
shall take according to the number of persons;
according to what each can eat
you shall make your count for the lamb.

Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male a year old;
you shall take it from the sheep or from the goats;
and you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of this month,
when the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel
shall kill their lambs in the evening.

Then they shall take some of the blood,
and put it on the two doorposts
and the lintel of the houses in which they eat them.
They shall eat the flesh that night, roasted;
with unleavened bread and bitter herbs they shall eat it,

“In this manner you shall eat it:
your loins girded, your sandals on your feet,
and your staff in your hand;
and you shall eat it in haste.
It is the Lord’s Passover.
For I will pass through the land of Egypt that night,
and I will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt,
both man and beast;
and on all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments:
I am the Lord.
The blood shall be a sign for you,
upon the houses where you are;
and when I see the blood, I will pass over you,
and no plague shall fall upon you to destroy you,
when I strike the land of Egypt.

“This day shall be for you a memorial day,
and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord;
throughout your generations
you shall observe it as an ordinance for ever.

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm:

Psalm 116:12-13.15

Let us pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/.

R:/ The cup of blessing is a participation in the blood of Christ.

How can I repay the Lord

for all his goodness to me?

The cup of salvation I will raise;

I will call on the name of the Lord.

How precious in the eyes of the Lord

is the death of his faithful.

Your servant am I;  the son of your handmaid;

you have loosened my bonds.

A thanksgiving sacrifice I make:

I will call on the name of the Lord.

My vows to the Lord I will fulfil

before all his people.

R/:

  The cup of blessing is a participation in the blood of Christ.

Second reading:

1 Corinthians 11:23-26

A reading from the first Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians

Brothers and sisters:
I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you,
that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed
took bread,
and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said,
“This is my body which is for you.
Do this in remembrance of me.”

In the same way also the chalice, after supper, saying,
“This chalice is the new covenant in my blood.
Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”
For as often as you eat this bread and drink the chalice,
you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

The word of the Lord

 

Please stand for the Gospel

Glory and praise to you, O Christ.

A new commandment I give to you, says the Lord, that you love one another even as I have loved you.
Glory and praise to you, O Christ.

Gospel:

John 13:1-15

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John

Before the feast of the Passover,
when Jesus knew that his hour had come
to depart out of this world to the Father,
having loved his own who were in the world,
he loved them to the end.
And during supper,
when the devil had already put it
into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him,
Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his
hands,
and that he had come from God and was going to God,
rose from supper, laid aside his garments,
and tied a towel around himself.
Then he poured water into a basin,
and began to wash the disciples’ feet,
and to wipe them with the towel that was tied around him.
He came to Simon Peter;
and Peter said to him, “Lord, do you wash my feet?”

Jesus answered him, “What I am doing you do not know now,
but afterward you will understand.”

Peter said to him,
“You shall never wash my feet.”

Jesus answered him,
“If I do not wash you, you have no part in me.”

Simon Peter said to him,
“Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!”

Jesus said to him,
“He who has bathed does not need to wash, except for his feet,
but he is clean all over;
and you are clean, but not all of you.”
For he knew who was to betray him;
that was why he said, “You are not all clean.”
When he had washed their feet,
and taken his garments, and resumed his place,
he said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you?
You call me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am.
If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet,
you also ought to wash one another’s feet.
For I have given you an example,
that you also should do as I have done.”

The Gospel of the Lord

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