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Iroquois Principal's Corner — April 12, 2022

Welcome back to school after, what I hope, was a fantastic spring break. It is so great seeing kids back in the building and ready to learn on this home stretch of the school year.

This week Thursday is Maundy Thursday, the day of Jesus’ last supper with his disciples. To this day, in many of our Christian traditions, remember Jesus’ last supper through communion. I recently learned that the first and last meal consumed on our moon was communion. Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the moon, received special permission to carry along bread and wine on the mission to the moon. Once there, Buzz broke bread and drank wine, bringing the Good News of Christ’s death and resurrection, literally out of this world to the dark, lonely and desolate moon.

When we landed on the moon in 1969, a lot was going on in our world. The Vietnam war was in full swing; significant racial tensions, protests, and other unsettling events were occurring throughout the nation, and other troubling tragedies were happening in our world. Yet, one of the most incredible worldwide events, landing on the moon, included the most incredible form of worship. 

1969 sounds a lot like 2022. As we walk through Holy Week and all weeks of the year, may we worship and remember the ultimate act of love that Jesus gave to us through his death and resurrection. We are in some tough times, and we may be in a dark, lonely, and desolate place. Remember the body and blood of Jesus that was broken for you, and may that phenomenal act of love bring you hope, joy and peace. 

Have a wonderful Holy Week!

—John Barkel
Iroquois Campus Principal

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