While it may be slightly different, the tradition of the Jesse tree continues at St. John School this year. Each day, one grade per day places an ornament on the Jesse Tree and talks about a member of Jesus’ family. The Jesse Tree represents the genealogy or family tree of Jesus Christ. It tells the story of God’s plan for salvation, beginning with creation and continuing through the Old Testament to the coming of the Messiah.
The name “Jesse Tree” comes from Isaiah 11:1:
“Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, and a branch from his roots will bear fruit.”
The verse refers to Jesse, King David’s father who is in the lineage of Jesus Christ. The “shoot” that grew from the “stem of Jesse”, that is the royal line of David, is Jesus Christ.
Jesse Tree - Christmas 2020
Kindergarten place an ornament on the Jesse Tree and visit the Nativity with Mrs. Clark and Mother Elaine
Grade 7 visit the Jesse Tree and place an ornament on the tree
- Grade 1, St. Mary Kathleen and Mother Elaine visit the Jesse Tree and the Nativity
- Grade 4, Mrs. Meyer and Mother Elaine visit the Jesse Tree and the Nativity
- Grade 8, Mrs. Haylon and Mother Elaine visit the Jesse Tree and the Nativity