Some trusted elderly parishioners moved closer to their children just out of state recently but return frequently. They came back with a story about their new parish. At the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday they did have the foot-washing ceremony. They have lots of Latinos in the parish. All the feet of all the Latinos were washed, but only of Latinos, but all of them. I’m not sure what that means. At all. Maybe they switch out races every year and we are looking at this in media res.
Anyway, just the foot-washing alone lasted 2 1/2 hours… That’s what really surprises me. 2 1/2 hours just for the foot-washing alone.