Fr. Ariel Lustan, Pastor of Our Lady of the Mountains Parish, did the same at the Holy Thursday Services. Fr. Ariel chose 12 boys to have their feet washed. They were from 4th-8th grade; six were from All Saints Catholic School and six were from the Religious Ed. Program of the Parish.
Fr. Ariel told the parishioners before Mass started that he chose to wash the feet of the youngest disciples of our Parish in hopes that they will go out and serve others and also that some of them might be a priest some day to serve the church.
The disciples processed into church and took their places in front-six on each side.
After the Washing of the Feet, the oils were brought forth that were blessed by Bishop Kicanas on Monday at St. Augustine's Cathedral in Tucson at The Chrism Mass.
Oil of Catechumens, Oil of the Sick, Sacred Chrism
At the consecration of the Mass, Fr. Ariel, changed the unleaven bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ (transubstantiation) just like Christ did at the Last Supper.
The Body of Christ was then broken and all ate of it.
At the close of Mass all processed out of church behind the Blessed Sacrament.
Processing outside to the Parish Hall where Adoration will take place till midnight. We, too, like the Apostles, are asked to stay awake and pray with Our Lord as He did that night in the Garden of Olives; asking His Father in heaven for the strength to do the Father's will. May we too ask God what His will is for us and may we have the strength to accept it and do it-may we be a "backbone".
Come and pray with me a little while.