Holy Week has almost arrived. Faith Formation Director Martha Montaño has been working hard on a directory of resources you can use at home – for adults, kids, youth – alone or with family. The list includes many ways to recognize Holy Week in your home. 

Readings – The Passion Story in Each Gospel

Matthew
Mark
Luke
John

Videos

An animated kids’ movie about Palm Sunday and the Passion, adapted from the gospel of Mark.

This video explains the traditions and the significance of Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter.

Busted Halo’s two-minute video that describes the final week of Lent we spend preparing for Easter.

In this lighthearted mini movie, two friends prepare for an Easter egg hunt while discussing the meaning of Easter.

What is the cross really about? Mark Hart (the Bible Geek) shares a powerful Good Friday message.

Mark Hart, Executive Vice President of Life Teen, shares the details of Jesus Christ’s Passion and Death.

What does Maundy Thursday mean?

Podcasts

A Holy Week Reading, from Faith Comes by Hearing

An Easter Sunday Story for kids, from Bible Stories My Kids Love

Music

Activities

The story of holy week coloring book for kids

Share the story of Jesus’ resurrection using plastic eggs and small objects from home – resurrection eggs

Some Easter traditions and 15 Ways to Observe Holy Week with Your Family

The seven days that represent Holy Week, what happened, and fitting activities and food ideas to go with them

Use these awe-inspiring experiences to help kids discover that Easter — and all of Holy Week — is wholly about Jesus.  I particularly like the great Cross ideas.

Palm Sunday

Please pick up palms at church Sat. 4/4 after 10am.

How to fold a palm cross video: 

How to fold a palm cross step by step illustration:

How to fold a palm cross with green paper: How to make a Palm Cross for Palm Sunday

Palm leaf fold and cut craft: http://www.dltk-bible.com/crafts/mpalm.htm

Maundy Thursday

Great discussion questions relating to the Last Supper: https://buildfaith.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Agape-Feast-kids-activity-questions.pdf

You could also wash each other’s feet as Jesus did for his disciples.

As recorded in John’s gospel, on his last night before his betrayal and arrest, Jesus washed the feet of his disciples and then gave them a new commandment to love one another as he had loved them. But how did “Foot Washing” ever become part of Christian worship?

Good Friday

Here are some Good Friday crafts and activities you might like to create with your kids from Catholic Inspired!

http://www.catholicinspired.com/2013/03/good-friday-crafts-and-activities-plus.html

Easter Sunday

Empty tomb rolls are so easy & yummy. Empty Tomb Rolls [+ Video]

Easter Coloring pages:

https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=ALeKk02bjXjXEBBHbcNv_f-gfWEGGtLaXA:1585854252050&q=religious+easter+coloring+pages&tbm=isch&source=univ&client=firefox-b-1-d&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjeie-6t8roAhUBH80KHaCcAc4QsAR6BAgKEAE&biw=1366&bih=654