The Night That Changed Everything - Holy Thursday Consecration Collage
The Catholic News Agency writes,
"Except for the resurrection on Easter, Holy Thursday is possibly one of the most important, complex, and profound days of celebration in the Catholic Church. Holy Thursday celebrates the institution of the Eucharist as the true body and blood of Jesus Christ and the institution of the sacrament of the priesthood."The Eucharist, Our Lord truly present in the Blessed Sacrament and the Holy Priesthood instituted by Christ at the Last Supper...both pinnacles of our faith....will be celebrated tonight, Holy Thursday.
My prayers will be that we honor & protect everything the Eucharist and Priesthood stand for...
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.