As we begin Holy Week here are a few ways you can commemorate the events of the week at home with your
• Read the daily Gospel each day of the week, these can be found at usccb.org
• Pray the Stations of the Cross as a family, these can be found at usccb.org
• Read a couple stations a day and have your children draw those stations as they reflect on them
• Read the Passion narratives from one or all of the Gospels
• Matthew chapters 26 & 27
• Mark chapters 14 & 15
• Luke chapters 22 & 23
• John Chapters 13, 17, 18, & 19
• Have your children act out or draw aspects of the Passion
• Pray the Sorrowful Mysteries of the rosary as a family
• Encourage your family to remain in silent prayer between 12:00 and 3:00 pm on Good Friday.
• Read the Passover story in Exodus 12
• Watch some of the Lenten and Holy Week features on Formed
• Seeds offer a clear message to children of the power of new life. Rest eggshell halves filled with soil in an egg carton. Plant a marigold, petunia, or grass seed in each. Place in a sunny window and explain the connection between seeds in the dark soil and Jesus in the tomb
followed by new life.
• Wednesday of Holy Week has been a traditional day in many countries for housecleaning, this comes from the Jewish custom of cleaning before Passover.