On Holy Thursday the Church gathers to celebrate the evening Mass of the Lord's Supper.
This Mass recalls Our Lord's Institution of the Mass and the Ordination of the first priests of the Church.
At the end of Mass the Blessed Sacrament is carried in solemn procession to the Altar of Repose and the high altar is then stripped of its furnishings.
The church remains open for sometime after Mass for the faithful to keep watch with the Lord as he prays for the strength to endure all this is going to happen.
|The Altar of Repose at St Joseph's Church|