Pre-Kindergarten Reenacts the Last Supper on Holy Thursday

March 24, 2016

Today, on Holy Thursday, Ms. Patty LaMothe reenacted The Last Supper with her Pre-Kindergarten students. In the Catholic faith, Holy Thursday is the commemoration of the Last Supper of Jesus Christ, when he established the sacrament of Holy Eucharist with his disciples, prior to his arrest and crucifixion.

With the help of classroom aide, Mrs. Luana McCormick, the students learned about Jesus’ Last Supper with his friends. Prior to the supper, Ms.Patty first washed all the students’ feet just as Jesus did in the Bible.  The students learned about this act of humility and how the gesture first confused his friends. They felt they should be washing his feet, but they learned that by doing this, they would get to be more like their friend, Jesus. The students really enjoyed this lesson – there was laughter as Ms. Patty would go from child to child, washing their little feet.

Afterwards, Ms. Patty broke bread and shared it with the students. She explained that the bread represented Jesus’ body and this is why we have Holy Communion. Lastly, the group shared wine (cranberry juice). Before concluding, they discussed how Jesus would rise on Easter Sunday.

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