Holy Thursday falls on the Thursday before Easter and commemorates Jesus' Last Supper with his disciples. During this final meal, Jesus identifies the person who ultimately betrays him. At the Last Supper, Jesus said these words that we hear in Mass:
“This is my body, which is given for you” - when Jesus breaks bread
“This is my blood…” - when he holds up the cup of wine
Following the Last Supper, Jesus and his disciples went to the Mount of Olives to pray and this is where Jesus was betrayed by Judas.
Some of our classroom teachers within Living Waters schools re-enact the Last Supper with their students to recognize the importance of the events on Holy Thursday.