Tag Archives: Holy Thursday

Why Do We Fast and Give Alms During Lent?

Rosie in Whittier, California, listening on Immaculate Heart Radio. Rosie, you are on with Jim Blackburn, what’s your question please? Hello, how are you? Thank you for taking my call. Can you hear me? We can, yeah? Okay. I’m a catechist for RCIA, and I usually train–I work with questions about Lent, because I go… Read More »

The Jewish Passover Seder, The Last Supper and The Roman Catholic Mass

For millennia, the Jewish people have celebrated the Passover Seder— a biblically mandated meal that commemorates the emancipation of the ancient Israelites from Egyptian bondage. The Passover meal has many unique symbols, songs and rituals. The table is typically set with festive candles, a Kiddush cup, wine and matzo. On a special plate are symbolic… Read More »