On Wednesday, April 12, our pastor Father Timothy Hayes will preside over a Seder Meal with all students in grades 5 - 8. This is a Holy Week tradition here at St. Timothy School. All students in grades 5- 8 must buy lunch on 4/12. All students in kindergarten through grade 4 must bring a packed lunch.
Here's some information about Seder from CatholicCulture.org:
In the Christian tradition, the Passover Seder is ... believed to be when Jesus instituted the Eucharist. Gathered around the supper table with his disciples, Jesus told them, "I have longed to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; because, I tell you, I shall not eat it again until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.
Then, taking a cup, he gave thanks and said, 'Take this and share it among you, because from now on, I tell you, I shall not drink wine until the kingdom of God comes'.
Then he took some bread, and when he had given thanks, broke it and gave it to them, saying, 'This is my body which will be given for you; do this as a memorial of me'. He did the same with the cup after supper, and said, 'This cup is the new covenant in my blood which will be poured out for you.'" (Luke 22:15-20)
This Christian observance of this ritual meal celebrates not only our tradition of Christ's last supper but our own Jewish heritage which provided the context for Jesus' institution at the last supper.