Thursday, April 21, 2011
Why Do We Pray With Jesus on Holy Thursday Night?
The short answer to that question may surprise: “The purpose of reserving the sacrament that night is not first of all adoration. ...The purpose is for distribution at the Good Friday liturgy. Only secondarily is praying before the Blessed Sacrament part of this custom.”
More about the venerable custom, including the quote above of Jesuit Father Joseph Weiss, pastor of St. Thomas More in St. Paul, MN, is here.
Wiki-image of the Last Supper is in the public domain.