HOLY WEEK ACTIVITIES -Lesson 1
LO:. know that Holy Week celebrates the last week of the life of Jesus here on earth
Why do you think Jesus was so popular?
What titles was Jesus given by the crowds waving their palms?
• Research the meaning of these titles.
• What do you think the people were expecting Jesus to do?
TASK: write you own story as one of the crowd. What did you see? What was the reaction of other people there?
LO: links between the Passover, the Last Supper and the celebration of Mass.
The Passover with the Disciples
17 On the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Where do you want us to make the preparations for you to eat the Passover?” 18 He said, “Go into the city to a certain man, and say to him, ‘The Teacher says, My time is near; I will keep the Passover at your house with my disciples.’” 19 So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them, and they prepared the Passover meal.
20 When it was evening, he took his place with the twelve;[a] 21 and while they were eating, he said, “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me.” 22 And they became greatly distressed and began to say to him one after another, “Surely not I, Lord?” 23 He answered, “The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will betray me. 24 The Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that one by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that one not to have been born.” 25 Judas, who betrayed him, said, “Surely not I, Rabbi?” He replied, “You have said so.”
Recall what Jesus said at the table about being betrayed. How would you have felt if you had heard Jesus say these words? Why do you think that one of his friends might betray Jesus?
TASK- Pupils to write diary accounts as a disciple at the Last Supper, recalling what happened and their thoughts and feelings at the time.