April 19, 2019

Good F

April 19, 2019:  Good Friday of the Lord's Passion

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From Messiah Part 2/ Handel (1st reading)
For Psalm 31
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In honor of our brothers and sisters beginning their Passover celebration tonight, from Jewish a cappella six13:
Sr. Eugenia Bonetti Way of the Cross

Preview:  The meditations are meant to show in a simple way what it means to be a Samaritan today.  Christ is still dying today; women are still trying to wipe his face.  Veronica had the courage to meet him and wipe the sweat and tears from his face.  He asks that from each of us.  When I see young women in danger, I have to help them regain their youth, life, and future, amd dream of a better life.  Christians have a greater responsibility because Christ has taught that nobody is created to be a slave; we've been born to be human beings made in God's image.

We need to change today's "throwaway society" mindset.  We're destroying not only what we use in the common life, but also people.  The dignity of the human person and the beauty of creation are not being respected.  Failure to protect the human person is a crime against humanity.  When you see human trafficking and slavery, you want to break the chain.  Every ring has a name, be it the traffickers, poverty, ignorance.  We should be able to break all the rings so that persons may be free.

1st station:  Pray that those in positions of power hear the cry of the poor, the homeless, young people, migrants, and children.  Lord, help us love and be sensitive to others' tears, suffering, and pain.  May we recognize children exploited, bought, and sold.  May we acknowledge our responsibility for human trafficking and be part of the solution.

9th station (Jesus falls the 3rd time):  We share the humiliation of girls forced onto the streets by slave traffickers. Our throwaway culture objectifies people and treats them as waste.

10th station (Jesus stripped of his garments) recalls children and young people stripped of their dignity, reduced to being merchandise.  The idols of power and money trick us into believing everything is buyable.

14th station (Jesus placed in the tomb):  Consider today’s “new cemeteries":  deserts and seas where people we couldn't/wouldn't save find their eternal resting place.  May Jesus’ death give world leaders an awareness of their role in defending every person.  May his resurrection give hope, joy, new life, acceptance, and communion to all.

Prayer of Pope Francis:  Lord Jesus, help us to see in your Cross all the world's crosses:  Of those who hunger for bread and love; those alone or abandoned even by children and family; those who thirst for justice and peace; those who don't have the comfort of the faith; the elderly under the weight of years and loneliness; migrants who find closed doors and hearts; little ones wounded in their innocence; humanity wandering in uncertainty and the culture of the fleeting moment; families broken by betrayal, seductions of the evil one, or selfishness; consecrated persons feeling rejected, mocked and humiliated; consecrated persons who have forgotten their first love; your children who find themselves marginalized and discarded; our weakness, hypocrisy, betrayal, sin, and broken promises; your Church struggling to carry your love; the Church who feels attacked from within and without; our common home withering before our eyes blinded by greed and power.  Rekindle in us the hope of the resurrection and your victory against evil and death.  Amen!

Fr. Rainero Cantalamessa homily:  "He was despised and rejected...

...and we esteemed him not" begins today's readings.  The Passion identified Jesus as this man of sorrows.  Today we contemplate the Crucified as prototype and representative of the rejected, disinherited, and “discarded,” from whom we turn aside.  Throughout Jesus' life he was part of this group.  He is born in a stable.  At his presentation, his parents offered the offering prescribed for the poor.  He was homeless.  When he was in the praetoriumsoldiers pressed a crown of thorns to his head, mocked him by putting a cloak on his bloody shoulders, bound his hands, placed a reed in them, an ironic symbol of his royalty.  Tortured, he's the prototype of people at the mercy of soldiers and thugs!  What Pilate exclaimed when he presented him “Behold the man!,” can also be said of the vilified, objectified, those deprived of dignity.  Jesus became the symbol of the humiliated and insulted.  You rejected, spurned, pariahs, the greatest man was one of you!  Claim him as yours.”

In Jesus and the Disinherited, Howard Thurman shows what the figure of Jesus represented for slaves in the south.  Deprived of rights and abject, the words of the gospel gave them a sense of their dignity as God's children.  

Negro Spirituals arose in this context.  Slaves experienced the anguish of seeing wives separated from their husbands and children from parents, sold to different masters.  “Nobody knows the trouble I've seen.  Nobody knows, but Jesus.”

Jesus' passion and death redeemed the world; it brought God's love to the darkest place:  death.  Through the Incarnation, he united himself to all humanity and made himself poor, rejected, and embracing their cause.  Whatever we do, or don't do, for the hungry, naked, incarcerated, outcast, we do, or don't do, to him.  But the gospel also says the Crucified One is risen!  A total role reversal:  the vanquished became the victor; the judged the judge, the rejected stone the cornerstone. Jesus gave hope to the disinherited.  Easter used to be concentrated in one day.  Jesus' death and resurrection weren't commemorated separately; his passage from death to life. Pascha (pesach) means 'passage,' the passage from slavery to freedom, from this world to the Father, from sin to grace.  It's the feast of the reversal, the just, irreversible turnaround of our fate. We can say to the poor, outcasts, those trapped in slavery:  Easter is your feast!

The cross also contains a message of love and salvation for the powerful, strong, comfortable “victors.”  They're bound to the same fate as the rest:  the same laws, human limitations, Death hangs over everyone’s head and warns against the evil illusion of omnipotence.  The mighty will be mightily tested.  We can't abide in pomp.  What does it profit you to gain the world and lose/forfeit yourself?  We must stand with the poor and weak, be the voice for the voiceless.

We must promote peace and also not remain silent when a few privileged people possess more than they could ever consume, while masses of poor people have no bread or water for their children.  No religion can remain indifferent to this because God isn't.

Today's 1st reading concludes with a description of the Servant's exaltation:  He shall see the fruit of his travail and be satisfied.  I will divide him a portion with the great, and he'll divide the spoil with the strong; because he poured out his soul and was numbered with transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many, and interceded for the transgressors.  Let us keep watch and meditate in expectation of this Victor.

    We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you,
    for by your holy cross you redeemed the world
  • Is 52:13-53:12  My servant shall be exalted.  There was no appearance to attract us to him, so marred was his look.  He was spurned and avoided, a man of suffering, but he bore our infirmities and sufferings.  By his stripes we were healed.  We had gone astray, but the Lord laid our guilt upon him.  He submitted like a lamb led to slaughter.  He was taken away, cut off from the land of the living, buried with evildoers though he had done no wrong.  God's will shall be accomplished through him.  He shall take away the sins of many and win pardon for their offenses.
  • Ps 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-16, 17, 25  "Father, into your hands I commend my spirit."  I'm a laughingstock, forgotten, broken; people flee from me.  But I trust you, Lord; rescue me from my enemies.  You will redeem me.
  • Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9  Our great high priest, Jesus, Son of God, can sympathize with our weaknesses; he was tested in every way.  Approach the throne; receive mercy, grace, and help.  Jesus offered prayers to the one who could save him and was heard.  He learned obedience from suffering, then became the source of salvation.
  • Creighton:  An account of creation speaks about two different trees:  of “life” and of “knowledge of good and evil.” Adam sinned in taking on the authority of deciding what's good.  On Good Friday we watch, listen and receive. In today's epistle we reflect on the "old" and "new" Adams.  The “new Adam” consummates a life of listening, the root meaning of 'obedience.'  He arrived in the second garden, faced a tree and swallowed his life-giving death.  The two trees are embraced as one:  the tree of life offers immortality, and the tree of knowledge becomes the tree of life.  What Adam grasped for himself is offered to us.  Jesus' life was an act of hearing who he was called to be, Listener!  He listened to the poor and sick and to invitations, challenges, threats and judgments against him.  Some accepted what they heard and others seemed threatened.  We're like visitors to a sick friend with shallow breathing. We can do little to change things, but we can experience the poverty of love.  Today we express our poverty as we receive Holy Communion outside of Mass.  He is Good to, for, and with us as we say yes to him, his call, and the good of creation.
    Jesus the Homeless, crucified/ Schmalz
  • One Bread, One Body:  "Dying to be loved":  Pilate knew Jesus was innocent so sought to release him, yet Pilate wanted the Jewish leaders to agree.  Perhaps Pilate had Jesus scourged because he thought they'd respond to Jesus' suffering by changing their opposition to him.  When Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and cloak, Pilate said to them, "Look!," but his maneuver backfired.  Sometimes we respond to others' sufferings by repenting.  What failed for Pilate, Jesus accomplished with his agony, Passion, and death, knowing some would change their hearts.  How sad that only suffering touches us, but Jesus' love is so great that he met our demands.  The Lord, Love, pours himself out in love, blood, and pain for anyone.  How will I let his suffering affect me:  by loving him or crucifying him?
  • Passionist:  Memoria Pasionis”:  Today, Unconditional Love takes on unbearable suffering, shameless betrayal entraps absolute fidelity, wilful injustice convicts Total Innocence, malicious lies deny Unembellished Truth, deliberate wrongdoing casts Tender Mercy aside, the darkness of evil eclipses Divine Light, Eternal Life experiences undeniable death, a mother's broken heart overwhelms her joy, the Word is buried in silence, and we remember the first Good Friday.  (Clemente Barrón, CP)
  • "I thirst":  Sr. Kathleen Bryant RSC's Good Friday meditation.  How will I respond?

  • DailyScripture.net:  "It is finished":  The cross brings us face to face with Jesus' suffering.  He was alone, deserted by his disciples, and suffered an agonizing and humiliating death, crucified for his claim to be King.  The Jews wanted a king to free them from foreign domination; they didn't understand Jesus came to conquer hearts for an imperishable kingdom.  "It is finished!" expresses triumph, not defeat.  Jesus gave up his spirit knowing the battle was won. "As [those at the cross] were looking on, so too we gaze on his wounds, see his blood as he dies, see the price he offered, touch the scars of his resurrection.  He bows his head, as if to kiss you.  His heart is bared in love to you, his arms extended to embrace you, his body displayed for your redemption.  How great these things!  Weigh them in your mind:  as he was once fixed to the cross in every part of his body for you, so may he now be fixed in every part of your soul" (Augustine).  In the cross we see Jesus' triumph over sin, Satan, and death.
Ecce Homo/ Mostaert
"God hung from a cross, the sun was made dark then flamed out; creation mourned with its creator.  The temple veil rent, blood and water flowed from his side: the one as from a man, the other as from what was above man; earth shaken, rocks shattered, the dead risen to bear witness to the Resurrection.  Yet nothing that happened can compare to the miracle of my salvation.  Drops of blood renew the world and bind us together" (Gregory Nazianzen, paraphrased).
"The cross is the door to heaven, the key to paradise, the devil's downfall, our uplifting, the consolation of our imprisonment, the prize for our freedom"  (Rupert of Deutz)  The cross is the safeguard of our faith, the assurance of our hope, the throne of love, the sign of God's mercy, and the proof of forgiveness; by it Christ pardoned us and freed us from sin. The cross is the way to peace, joy, justice, and victory over sin, corruption, fear, defeat, despair, and death."
Dress legend
  • 'Tree' pin:  He grew up like a sapling (1st reading)
  • 'Car with mouth' pin:  He opened not his mouth (1st reading)
  • 'Bear' tie bar:  Through his suffering, my servant shall 'bear' their guilt (1st reading)
  • Striped tie:  "By his stripes we were healed" (1st reading)
  • 'Pierced hearts' suspenders:  He was pierced for our offenses (1st reading); Jesus' love to the end
  • 'Sheep', 'lamb' tie bars:  "We had all gone astray like sheep"; "Like a lamb led to slaughter or a sheep before shearers, he was silent" (1st reading)
  • 'Hands' pin:  "Into your hands I commend my spirit" (psalm); "If my kingdom were of this world, my attendants would be fighting to keep me from being handed over; "the one who handed me over has the greater sin"; Jesus 'handed' over his spirit (gospel)
  • 'Boundless mercy' pin:  Approach the throne of grace to receive mercy (2nd reading)
  • Flesh-colored suspenders:  When Christ was in the flesh, he prayed and was heard... (2nd reading)
  • 'Sword' tie bar:  Peter drew his sword and cut off high priest's slave's ear (gospel)
  • 'Rooster' pin:  The cock crowed after Peter's denials (gospel)
  • 'Stone' tie pin:  "Pilate seated Jesus at the place called Stone Pavement, Gabbatha" (gospel)
  • 'Street light' tie bar:  He shall see the light (1st reading); "let your face shine on your servant" (psalm); Judas approached Jesus with soldiers with lanterns,... (gospel)
  • 'Gun' pin:  ...and weapons (gospel)
  • 'Fire' pin:  Slaves, guards, and Peter were warming themselves around a fire (gospel)
  • 'Eyeball' pin:  Those who haven't been told shall see; they will look upon him they pierced (1st reading); eyewitness has testified, and his testimony is true (gospel)
  • 'Crown' tie bar:  Kings shall stand speechless (1st reading); "are you the King of the Jews?"; "My kingdom does not belong to this world"; crown of thorns; inscription "Jesus the Nazorean, King of the Jews" (gospel)
  • 'Playing card' tie bar:  They cast lots for Jesus' tunic (gospel)
  • '?' tie pin:  Questions to Peter, Jews, and Jesus from soldiers, gatekeeper, slaves/guards, Annas, Caiaphas, and Pilate (gospel)
  • 'Wood' tie pin:  wood of the cross (gospel)
  • 'Mary' pin:  Mary stood by the cross; “behold your son” / “behold your mother” (gospel)
  • 'Abacus' tie pin:  They 'divided' his clothes (gospel)
  • Purple linen on cross:  Soldiers clothed him in a purple cloak (gospel)
  • 'Blood drop' pin:  Blood flowed from Jesus' side (gospel)
  • 'Crucifix' chain:  "Crucify him!" (gospel)
  • Purple on cross:  They clothed Jesus in a purple cloak (gospel)
  • 'Skeleton' pin:  They broke the others' legs but not Jesus' (gospel)
  • Red shirt:  Liturgical color of today

April 18, 2019

Holy Th

April 18, 2019:  Holy Thursday

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Ubi caritas settings (gospel-inspired)
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"Our blessing cup" / Psalm 116 settings
For Psalm 89
Pope Francis
Chrism Mass homily:  The Gospels often show Jesus in a crowd, from shepherds, kings, and elderly dreamers at the Nativity to the Veronicas, Cyreneans, thieves, and centurions at the Cross.  He never lost contact with the people.  When crowds interacted with Jesus, it was personal, not nameless.
The crowds looked for Jesus, traveled with him, and waited to hear what he'd say.  The attitude of the Apostles, who wanted to send them away, verged on cruelty.  I believe clericalism started there.
Jesus’ relationship with the people was marked by the grace of amazement:  theirs at seeing him, and his at their faith.
The people received the grace of discernment, to recognize in Jesus one who taught with authority who could touch their hearts and cast out demons.
Jesus' preferred beneficiaries were the poor, the blind, the oppressed, and captives.  When we priests anoint, we're anointed anew.  Our models are those people, the crowd, with real faces, whom the Lord's anointing raises up and revives.  They're an image of our soul, and an image of the Church.  Each of them incarnates the heart of our people.
When I anoint, I'm generous with the oil.  In that anointing, we sense our own anointing is renewed.  We're not distributors of bottled oil; we anoint by distributing ourselves, our vocation, our heart.  We're anointed by people's faith and affection.  May the Father renew the spirit of holiness in us, and make us one in imploring mercy for the people entrusted to our care, and all the world.
Mass of the Lord's Supper homily:  Jesus washed his disciples' feet; priests around the world repeat this gesture every Holy Thursday.  Jesus carried out an act of service usually done by slaves.  He, the Lord who contained all power, carried out the gesture of a slave, then told his disciples to do the same for each other.  Be brothers in service, not ambition.  Each of us needs to be at the service of our neighbor.

Chrism Mass
  • Is 61:1-3a, 6a, 8b-9  The Spirit of the Lord is upon me.  God has anointed and sent me to bring glad tidings to the lowly, heal the brokenhearted, proclaim liberty to captives and release to prisoners, announce favor and vindication, comfort mourners.  I'll make a covenant with them.  You'll be named priests/ministers, blessed, and rewarded.
  • Ps 89:21-22, 25, 27  "For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord."  I have anointed David, my servant and will exalt him.  My faithfulness and mercy shall be with him.
  • Rv 1:5-8  Jesus Christ is the faithful witness, firstborn of the dead, and ruler of all.  He loves us, freed us from sin, made us into a kingdom of priests....
  • Lk 4:16-21  Jesus went into the synagogue, read the scroll "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me...", and said “Today this passage is fulfilled in your hearing.”
Mass of the Lord's Supper
  • Ex 12:1-8, 11-14  Lord to Moses and Aaron:  “Tell the community:  On the 10th of this month, procure a year-old lamb, keep it till the 14th, slaughter it at twilight, apply its blood to your doorposts, roast and eat it, with unleavened bread, like those in flight.  It is the Passover of the Lord, when I will go through Egypt, striking down every firstborn and judging Egypt's gods.  When I see the blood, I will pass over you.
    "As I have done for you"
  • Ps 116:12-13, 15-16bc, 17-18  "Our blessing-cup is a communion with the Blood of Christ."  In return for the good God has done, I'll take up the cup of salvation and call upon him.  Precious in the Lord's eyes is the death of his faithful.  I am your servant; you have freed me.
  • 1 Cor 11:23-26  Jesus, on the night he was handed over, took bread, gave thanks, broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you.  Do this in remembrance of me.”  Then he took the cup:  “This is the new covenant in my blood.  Do this in remembrance of me.”  Whenever you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.
  • Jn 13:1-15  Jesus loved his own to the end.  He rose from supper, poured water, and washed and dried the disciples’ feet.  Peter / Jesus:  “Are you going to wash mine?” / “You don't understand now but will later.” / “Never!” / “Unless I do, you'll have no inheritance with me.” / “Then my feet, hands and head too.”...  He said to them, “Do you realize what I have done for you?  If I, master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another’s.  As I have done for you, you should do.”
"Washing of the feet" gallery
Jesus washing the apostles' feet/ Parson
Washing Peter's foot/ Forczek
Washing of the feet/ Bondone
Christ washing the apostles' feet

"Last Supper" gallery
The Last Supper/ Bouts
The Last Supper/ Hicks
The Last Supper/ McNaughton
  • Creighton:  Spring, the anniversary of creation, used to be New Year’s.  In the 1st reading God says Passover is the first month, a beginning remembered every year.  In the 2nd reading Jesus creates the Eucharist.  Jesus explains how he gives himself through his sacrifice and our sharing it.  He said, “Love one another as I have loved you,” and he loved us enough to die for us.  Master though he is, he still serves, washing his disciples' feet.  Peter is embarrassed that Jesus is doing servants' work, but Jesus shows the greatest will be the least, and the least greatest.  His foot washing shows them what it means to “love each other as I loved you”:  service and solidarity, not standing above or apart.  Jesus gave himself, washed their dirty, smelly feet, touched them.  Jesus loved us by being born, growing up, healing, helping, knowing people, then dying for us.  He showed his love in becoming human, his intimacy, and dying. May we show our love for him by loving each other, healing, helping, and knowing people....
  • One Bread, One Body:  "The life-stopping gift":  The Eucharist is Jesus' Body, Blood, soul, and divinity, a gift from God, and the Gift who is God.  How shall we respond?  Communion, sharing unconditional love. When Jesus gave us his Body and Blood, he presented us with both the greatest Gift and the greatest responsibility. We have an opportunity to receive communion with him that transforms every aspect of our lives. We can choose to let the Lord move us radically forward, to lose our lives and live for him. May we live in communion with the Trinity, giving ourselves radically, unconditionally, and totally to Jesus.
  • Passionist:  To share Jesus' body and blood, we must get up from the table, bend down and wash feet, taking off our garment of bias, judgment, pride, indignity, insecurity, power...  Some garments will be harder to remove, but Jesus' body and blood give us the strength to remove them, bend down, gaze with love at others, and wash their feet.  We may also discover we can let them wash our feet.  Without the burden of the ‘cloak’ we can live in freedom, open to new life.
  • DailyScripture.net:  "Jesus' supreme humility":   Jesus' reveals the humility that shaped his love in performing a servant's task, washing smelly, dirty feet, even though he knew one disciple would betray him and the others would abandon him.  He met betrayal and disloyalty with humility and love.  Jesus loved them even when they failed and forsook him. The Lord loves you freely and unconditionally and can set you free to love and serve others with compassion and humility.  "Jesus had the power to lay down his life, but we can't choose the length of our lives.  He, by dying, destroyed death; we're freed from death only in his death.  His body didn't see corruption; ours will, but through him be clothed in incorruption at the end of the world.  He didn't need our help to save us; without him we can do nothing.  He gave us himself as vine to branches; apart from him we have no life.  Even if brothers die for brothers, no martyr forgives sins as Christ forgave us, giving us not an example to imitate but a reason to rejoice.  Let us love one another as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us" (Augustine's Holy Thursday sermon, paraphrased)
    • Bl. ("Mother") Marie-Anne Blondin, religious, Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Anne foundress, victim of injustices, example of self-denial and forgiveness.  “The deeper a tree sinks its roots into the soil, the greater are its chances of growing and producing fruit.”  “May the Holy Eucharist and perfect abandonment to God’s Will be your heaven on earth.”  “God will know well how to discern the false from the true and to reward each one according to his deeds.”  “There is more happiness in forgiving than in revenge.”
Dress legend (c:  Chrism reading; s:  Lord's Supper reading)
  • 'Crown' tie bar:  The Lord sent me to place a diadem on the mourning (1st reading c); Christ, ruler of kings, made us into a kingdom (2nd reading c)
  • 'Boundless mercy' pin:  "My faithfulness and mercy shall be with him..." (psalm c)
  • 'Peace sign' tie bar:  Peace from Jesus Christ (2nd reading c)
  • 'Ruler' tie bar:  Christ, 'ruler' of kings (2nd reading c)
  • 'Scroll' pin:  Jesus read from the Isaiah scroll (gospel c); I'll make a lasting covenant (1st reading c)
  • 'Dove' pin:  "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me" (1st reading c, gospel c)
  • 'Hand' tie pin:  "I've anointed David that my hand may always be with him" (psalm c); eat the passover lamb with your staff in hand (1st reading s); I handed onto you what the Lord gave me (2nd reading s); devil induced Judas to hand Jesus over; “wash my hands too” (gospel s)
  • 'Clef with cross' pin:  "I'll sing the Lord's goodness" (psalm c)
  • 'Rock' tie pin:  "My God, the Rock" (psalm c)
  • 'Horn' pin:  Through me shall his horn be exalted (psalm c)
  • 'Door knocker' pin:  Apply lamb blood to the doorposts and the lintel... (1st reading s)
  • 'Blood drop' pin:  Jesus Christ freed us by his Blood; this cup is the new covenant in my blood (2nd reading c); seeing the blood, I'll spare you (1st reading s); our blessing-cup is a communion with Christ's Blood (psalm s); this cup is the new covenant in my blood (2nd reading s)
  • 'Pierced hearts' suspenders:  God sent me to heal the brokenhearted (1st reading c); Jesus Christ loves us; even those who pierced him will see him (2nd reading c); he loved his own to the end (gospel s)
  • 'Lamb,' 'sheep' tie bars:  Passover lamb, from the sheep or the goats (1st reading s)
  • Sandals (not shown):  Washing of feet (gospel s); eat Passover lamb with sandals on your feet... (1st reading s)
  • 'Airplane' tie pin: ...like those in 'flight' (1st reading s)
  • 'Cups' tie:  Our blessing-cup, the cup of salvation (psalm s)
  • 'Feet' pin:  "With sandals on your feet" (1st reading s); Jesus washed and dried the disciples' feet (gospel s)
  • 'Phone' tie bar:  I'll 'call' on the Lord's name (psalm s)
  • 'Eyeball' pin:  "Precious in the Lord's eyes..." (psalm s); "every eye will see Christ when he comes" (2nd reading c); "The Lord anointed me to proclaim recovery of sight" (1st reading c, gospel c); "all eyes looked intently at him" (gospel c)
  • 'Wheat' pin:  Eat the Passover lamb with unleavened bread (1st reading s); Jesus took and broke bread... (2nd reading s)
  • 'Silverware' tie bar:  Last Supper (gospel s)
  • 'Celebrate teaching' pin:  "I am your teacher" (gospel s)
  • 'Clock' pin:  Jesus knew his hour had come (gospel s); passover schedule (1st reading s)
  • White shirt:  Liturgical color of day