The most solemn week in the Church calendar, Holy Week is a time to contemplate, pray, attend your parish liturgies–and try to explain it all to your Catholic kids. This post has more activities and ideas from around the Teaching Catholic Kids and around the Catholic web.
Sacrifice is a weird concept. This Lenten season, let’s all try to live with sacrifice’s messy and contradictory rules: Give until it hurts. Give yourself credit. Give it up to God.
As parents of young children, when Lent comes around each year, I sometimes find myself thinking, “What else do you want from me, Lord?” This is probably the wrong way to look at Lenten sacrifice. The spirit with which we approach the sacrifice matters.
Lent is a time to prepare for Easter, but why do we pray, fast and give alms during it? Those acts prepare us, mind and body, for the sacrifice of Lent. Head over to the web site for ideas to make praying, fasting and giving important parts of your family Lent.
How can we remain devoted to our Lenten sacrifice? We have some tips on the web site to help you out. Here’s one: Keep a cruxifix nearby.