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Students learn about living in Jesus' time
By Marty Denzer
Catholic Key Reporter

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Marty Denzer/Key photo
Students watch closely as a fisherman nets his catch of minnows. The young people were given a chance to fish with a net, much the way Jesus' apostles would have.
ST. JOSEPH - The tax collector stood at the gates to the city, collecting the coins of both citizens and travelers. Inside the city, a beggar sat by the city well, women swept the entries to houses, the smells of cooking and bread baking filled the air. A shofar (an ancient trumpet made from the horn of an African antelope) sounded suddenly. The mirage faded . into students in uniform and parents in costume as St. Francis Xavier School hosted "A Day in the Life of Jesus" on Feb. 1.

Students were escorted by costumed parents to stations depicting foods from Jesus' time, carpentry, Herod's temple and synagogue, a home in early Palestine, fishing, and games children played. A shepherd guarded his flocks of live sheep and goats in the hills of the playground.

The students tasted food that Jesus might have eaten, made a small cross using wood and leather cording, and learned to fish with nets as Jesus' apostles did.

A display of first century pottery and artifacts from the Palestinian region was loaned to St. Francis Xavier School for the event by Jimmy Albright, a professor of archeology at Missouri Western State College and pastor of Wyatt Oak Baptist Church in St. Joseph.

Precious Blood Father Timothy Armbruster portrayed a beggar. He had a bed sheet wrapped around him, which gave him an instant bed. He wore a towel around his head so he could wash his face if necessary and a bag tied around his waist to carry extra clothing. He wandered around, collecting alms from sympathetic parents and students and joining in on the games.

St. Francis Xavier School presented "A Day in the Life of Jesus" for the first time in 2000. Teachers requested it again for Catholic Schools Week this year. The Home and School Association organized it again under the direction of Jeanne Modlin, chair of the parish's Spiritual Action Committee.

Modlin said she first got the idea for the Day in the Life from Dena Pepple of Our Lady of the Presentation Parish in Lee's Summit.

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