Holy Thursday 2020
We celebrate the anniversaries of the institution of the sacrifice of the Holy Mass and the sacraments of the Holy Eucharist and Holy Orders today. The Mass is the central act and purpose for the Church which Christ commanded at the Last Supper to be offered and from it flows Our Lord’s Real Presence among us in the Blessed Sacrament. He is our Food and the reason for the joy and freedom we experience even at the worst of times. The Priesthood was established to accomplish this until the end of time. St. John Vianney said that love of the Mass and the priesthood are signs of predestination. Priests must cherish these things most of all. St. Paul in the Epistle warns that our infirmities are caused because of the neglect of the Holy Eucharist. These mysterious days in which we are living have as their root cause the mistreatment of Our Lord in the most sacred sacrament of the altar.