On the very last night of Jesus' life, knowing that he was going to die, he performs for the Apostles his greatest and most significant miracle - the turning of bread and wine into his Body & Blood. Yet this meal is no ordinary meal but is a Passover Meal. This means all of Jesus actions are allusions to and fulfillment of Moses' ancient 10th plague in Egypt. Empowered by this knowledge, your experience of Mass will drastically change if you are willing to take the time to enter into this mystery more fully of Jesus' dying gift to us.

From Our Spiritual Director

Tuesday Reflection


Nm. 21:4-9Ps. 102:2-3,16-21Jn. 8:21-30

In today’s first reading we hear the children of Israel complaining, “Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in this desert, where there is no food or water? We are disgusted with the wretched food!”

This quote from the Book of Numbers calls us to remember that others before us have gone through difficult times, plagues, drought, and lack of food. These experiences can cause people to question or lose faith in God. Today Moses places a saraph on a pole. Those who gazed at that saraph lived. Of course, this is foretelling of Christ hanging on a cross. We look to Christ as our savior, and He will save us. As we continue on our Lenten journey, we must look to Christ, for inspiration, healing, and deliverance from this difficult hour.

May God be with you,

Fr. John Kurgan

Weekly Challenge

Each week, we're introducing a new family fun challenge! Our hope is this would just be a recreative way to blow off some steam, get creative, slow down, and enjoy our time together. This week's challenge is the FORT FUNDAY CHALLENGE! Every participant will be awarded a Badge and a House Point. The Winner will be awarded 3 additional House Points. Check out this video from Steve and fam for a demonstration. Send in your submissions using this form by Thursday, April 2nd.

*A Google account is required to submit. If you have trouble submitting through the form, just send an email to dan@holycrossdewitt.org. Thanks!

Elementary (Grades 1-4)

See Day 1 for a longer explanation of what to do in Pray & Learn


Find all the prayers here.
    • Mealtime Prayers & Night Time Prayers

    • 5 mins - Praying for Others


The Main Points to Teach Your Child:

  1. Basic understanding of the Last Supper

    • Jesus knows and accepts God's will. He knows who will betray him. He knows he is going to die.

    • Jesus chooses to spend the Passover, His last night, with the 12 Apostles.

  2. Basic understanding of the Passover

    • Passover is the meal the Israelites shared on the evening the 10th plague came upon Egypt. The Passover is celebrated by the Jewish people even today.

    • Compare the Passover and The Last Supper (Jesus)...

Passover The Last Supper (Jesus)

a. A Lamb “Behold the Lamb of God”

b. Unblemished Perfect / without Sin

c. Male Male

d. Kill It Crucified

e. Blood on Door Blood on the Cross

f. Eat it with Unleavened Bread The Eucharist (transubstantiates Jesus for us to better understand)

g. Saved from Death Saved (us) from Death / Eternal Life in Heaven

*the people must follow the Ritual – the Passover (Seder Supper) to be saved.

  1. Jesus gives the Apostles (the future Church, the universal Church) the Eucharist

    • The Last Supper is the FIRST First Eucharist.

    • Jesus puts Himself into the meal ("Behold the Lamb of God" - St. John the Baptist)

      1. Jesus takes Bread - This is my Body

      2. Jesus take the Cup - This is my Blood

      3. Jesus is the New and Everlasting Covenant with the universal Catholic Church

A Note from Julie:

Dear Parents,
How timely to have our lesson on The Last Supper during this week prior to Holy Week. This gives us the opportunity to revisit what happens on Holy Thursday, The Last Supper, and to help us better understand and appreciate all that happens on Jesus' last night .

Please help your child connect the events of the Last Supper lesson to what is about to take place next week, Holy Week, on Holy THursday. This is a beautiful celebration, and a great time to help your child see the similarities of the Passover or Seder Supper to the Last Supper; and also to understand that Jesus is the Passover Lamb. This basic understanding can help create in each of us a desire to know and appreciate more fully the Mass.

God bless,

-Julie Sheridan

Additional Resources & Activities to do at Home



Middle School (Grades 5-8)

See Day 1 for a longer explanation of what to do in Pray & Learn


Find all the prayers here.
    • Basic Prayers

    • Ten Minutes of Silence

      • Intercessions

      • Thanksgiving

      • Reading the Bible


The Main Points that need to be learned or taught from this lesson

  1. Understand that the Last Supper takes place on and is a fulfillment of Moses' Passover

  2. Know the basic story of the Passover and the rules for the lamb

  3. Be able to articulate how Jesus makes himself the Lamb in the Passover, so that he might die and we might live.

High School (Grades 9-12)


  • See Day 1 for a longer explanation of what to do in Pray & Learn

Find a list of all these prayers here.




  • See Day 1 for a longer explanation of what to do in Pray & Learn
  • Basic Prayers

    • A list of all these prayers are here.

For those new to prayer

  • First 10 mins - Talk to God

For those more experienced in prayer



Watch the faith formation resource video below to learn more about your faith.

“...While they were eating, he took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.”

- Mark 14:22