The week between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday, Holy Week, is the most sacred time of year. During this special time, we enter into the passion of Christ — his crucifixion, death and resurrection — through liturgical celebration and personal conversion. While the season of Lent is a very important time in the Church, it is helpful to remember that our Lenten practices (prayer, fasting and almsgiving) are meant as preparation for the three days of the Triduum.
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.
Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter, commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem to celebrate Passover before his death as recounted in the Gospels. In today’s post you’ll find explanations of the important Palm Sunday symbols to share with your Catholic kids.
A new mom of a squirmy little boy is wondering how to handle the beautiful–and long–liturgies of Holy Week. When do you leave the little guy at home? How do you engage a baby during a long Mass or service? Let us know on the website.
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.