Called to Serve

Key Passage

Jesus said, "If I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you." (John 13:14–15)

Questions

Adults: What is the most difficult thing you have done as a service to another person?
Children: What is the hardest thing you have ever done for another person who needed your help?

Activities related to Holy Thursday

Readings

First Reading • The Passover Ritual Prescribed

Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

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Psalm

Psalms 116:12-13, 15-16, 17-18 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

Second Reading • The Lord's Supper

1 Corinthians 11:23-26 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

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  • LearningCycles series: This is My Body: Creative Activities for Teaching the Last Supper & Eucharist
    • Chapter 1: Art Workshop • p.12-14 • Mt 26:17-30; Mk 14:12-26; Lk 22:7-39; Jn 13:1-30; 1 Cor 11:23-26
    • Chapter 2: Publishing Workshop • p.15-18 • Mt 26:17-30; Mk 14:12-26; Lk 22:7-39; Jn 13:1-30; 1 Cor 11:23-26
    • Chapter 3: Drama Workshop • p.19-22 • Mt 26:17-30; Mk 14:12-26; Lk 22:7-39; Jn 13:1-30; 1 Cor 11:23-26
    • Chapter 4: Movie Workshop • p.23-24 • Mt 26:17-30; Mk 14:12-26; Lk 22:7-39; Jn 13:1-30; 1 Cor 11:23-26
    • Chapter 5: Story Workshop • p.25-26 • Mt 26:17-30; Mk 14:12-26; Lk 22:7-39; Jn 13:1-30; 1 Cor 11:23-26
    • Chapter 6: Kitchen Workshop • p.27-28 • Mt 26:17-30; Mk 14:12-26; Lk 22:7-39; Jn 13:1-30; 1 Cor 11:23-26
    • Chapter 7: Music Workshop • p.29-31 • Mt 26:17-30; Mk 14:12-26; Lk 22:7-39; Jn 13:1-30; 1 Cor 11:23-26
  • Learning Centers series: Learning Centers for First Eucharist & Reconciliation
    • First Eucharist • Chapter 15: The Mass • p.36-39 • 1 Cor 11:23-26
    • Learning Centers for the Whole Community • Chapter 35: The Mass • p.83 • Jn 15:3-5; 1 Cor 11:23-29
  • Learning Centers series: Learning Centers for Confirmation
    • Chapter 6: You Are Nourished by the Eucharist • p.26-29 • 1 Cor 11:23-27

Gospel • The Washing of the Feet

John 13:1-15 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

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