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The Lord’s Supper by Mark


This rosary reflection contains the story of the Lord’s Supper according to the Gospel of Mark. The Last Supper Reflection contains the verses of the passage from the Gospel of Mark, Mark 14:22-26.

The Gospel Account

 Jesus shares the bread and wine as His Body and Blood with his apostles the night before he died on the cross. Jesus establishes a new covenant in His blood which will be shed for all humanity. Jesus’ gift of Himself is remembered at every Mass throughout history and the world.

The Five Decades

When you pray the five decades of this Rosary Reflection, use these five moments from Mary’s prayer in the Gospel. Read the Gospel verses for each decade and let the words sink in as you pray that decade.

First Decade:   Jesus Gives His Body (Mark 14:22)

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, gave it to them, and said, “Take it, this is my body.”

Second Decade:  Jesus Shares the Cup (Mark 14:23)

Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, and they all drank from it.

Third Decade:  Jesus Gives His Blood (Mark 14:24)

Jesus said to them, “This is my blood of the new covenant, which will be shed for many.”

Fourth Decade:   Drinking New in the Kingdom of God (Mark 14:25)

“Amen, I say to you, I shall not drink again the fruit of the vine until the day I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”

Fifth Decade:  Departing for the Mount of Olives (Mark 14:26)

Then, after singing a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

What to Remember

These Gospel verses reflect how Jesus gave his life to deliver all humanity from the bondage of sin and death. Jesus feeds us with His Body and blood for strength on life’s journey. Every Eucharistic Prayer at Mass is a remembrance of the Last Supper.

As a follower of Jesus, you have the privilege of remembering and sharing in the Last Supper whenever you receive communion or participate in Eucharistic Adoration. The bread and wine are transformed into the Real Presence of Jesus’ Body and Blood. Mary shares in this meal with you and in her prayers.

What to Pray For

  • For a deeper appreciation and awareness of Jesus’ new covenant at each Mass you attend and those offered throughout the world.
  • For a greater devotion and worship to the Real Presence of Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration.
  • For unity and peace among all Christians, for whom Jesus’ blood was shed.
  • For those who are hungry for God’s love and peace.

 Feel free to pray the rosary using these Scripture verses for a deeper devotion to Jesus in the Eucharist. 

When This Gospel Appears

Luke’s Gospel account in the Gospel reading at the Palm Sunday Mass, in Cycle B of the Lectionary. The latest appearance is March 28, 2021.

* Scripture passages are from the United Conference of Catholic Bishops website,

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