Holy Thursday foot washing: all Latinos in the parish, only Latinos: 2 1/2 hours

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.


Filed under Liturgy, Missionaries of Mercy

3 responses to “Holy Thursday foot washing: all Latinos in the parish, only Latinos: 2 1/2 hours

  1. pelerin

    Two and a half hours for the foot washing? There must have been an awful lot of feet there!
    At one local parish I heard they had 6 men and 6 women. I presume this was brought in so that women would not feel ‘excluded.’ Thankfully at my own parish there were twelve men chosen as usual and I have never felt excluded. I find this exclusion nonsense very annoying. As a Catholic woman I have never felt excluded in any of the Church’s rites.

  2. Gina Nakagawa

    As a Catholic woman who grew up in the Church pre VII, don’t get me started!!!

  3. fms81

    Pelerin, I so agree with you.

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