Trinitarian Father Thomas Morris, pastor, washes the feet of parishioner Delia Yates as her interpreter uses sign language to help communicate during the Holy Thursday Mass held April 13 in Incarnation Church, a worship site of Incarnation-St. James Parish, Ewing. Hal Brown photos

Trinitarian Father Thomas Morris, pastor, washes the feet of parishioner Delia Yates as her interpreter uses sign language to help communicate during the Holy Thursday Mass held April 13 in Incarnation Church, a worship site of Incarnation-St. James Parish, Ewing. Hal Brown photos

From staff reports

Thousands of years may separate Delia Yates from the Last Supper, but she couldn’t help but feel connected to Christ’s disciples as she had her feet washed April 13 during Holy Thursday Mass.

“It was so inspiring,” Yates, who is hearing impaired, said through an interpreter. “I’m a follower, the same as the 12 apostles.” (To watch an interview with Yates and others, click on the video at right.)

Yates, of Incarnation-St. James Parish, Ewing, joined fellow faithful for the Mass of the Lord’s Supper held in Incarnation Church, a worship site of the parish. Trinitarian Father Thomas Morris, pastor, celebrated Mass and presided over the Washing of Feet.

Photo Gallery: Holy Thursday in Incarnation Church

Those gathered in Incarnation-St. James Parish were among the thousands across the Diocese to celebrate Holy Thursday Mass in their respective parishes. The Mass of the Lord’s Supper relates how Jesus gathered with his disciples to celebrate the Passover. During the Last Supper, Jesus instituted the Eucharist and the priesthood and washing his disciples’ feet. By doing so, he set the example of what it means to be of service to others.

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