Sunday, March 24, 2013

Holy Week & Easter Celebration Ideas

Repost from last year...
 
"God passionately desires and ardently yearns for our salvation...
Nothing is greater than this: 

that the blood of God was poured out for us."
- Blessed Pope John Paul II

Food


Palm Sunday Fig Newton Ice Cream Sundaes
Palm Sunday is also known as "Fig Sunday" because it is believed that Christ ate figs after his entrance into Jerusalem.


Good Friday Hot Cross Buns (2010)


Hot Cross Buns (2011)




 
Prayers

Pray the Litany of Humility daily

Litany of Humility
O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me. From the desire of being esteemed, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being loved, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being extolled, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being honored, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being praised, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being preferred to others, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being consulted, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being approved, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being humiliated, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being despised, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of suffering rebukes, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being calumniated, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being forgotten, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being ridiculed, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being wronged, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being suspected, Deliver me, Jesus. That others may be loved more than I,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be esteemed more than I,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That, in the opinion of the world, others may increase and I may decrease,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be chosen and I set aside,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be praised and I unnoticed,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be preferred to me in everything,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
Amen.

Holy Thursday
Read the story of the first Passover from the Bible (Exodus 12:1-20) before dinner.
Then read the New Testament reading about the Last Supper and the institution of the Eucharist from either Matt 26:17:30; Mark 14:12-26 or Luke 22:7-20.

Good Friday
Stations of the Cross
Children's Stations of the Cross with the Glory Stories Passion for Children
Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary (this is an online rosary with images from the Holy Land)
Easter Sunday


Activities

Palm Sunday Coloring Page
Make palm crosses
Stations of the Cross coloring pages
Passion of Christ in Lego video links
Crayon "Stained Glass" Craft


Bird's Nest Centerpiece (2011)


Easter Egg Garland (2009)

Holy Week  

Our Holy Week Plans (2009)
Good Friday (2009)

Children's Books

The Story of Easter by Patricia Pingry
The Story of Easter by Aileen Fisher
The Easter Story and Celebrating Lent by Jude Winkler
Legend of the Easter Egg by Lori VandenBosch
The Easter Story by Gennady Spirin
The Very First Easter by Paul J. Maier
Jesus and The Easter Story by Brian Wildsmith
Rechenka's Eggs by Patricia Polacco
First Easter Bunny by Fricch Lewandowski
The Golden Egg Book by Margaret Wise Brown
Petook by Caryll Houselander
The Egg Tree by Katherine Milhous

God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
Have mercy on us

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