Make a Family Paschal Candle

By |2017-09-07T01:24:16+10:00April 1st, 2014|Categories: Craft, Lent & Easter|Tags: , , , , , , |

On Holy Saturday, the Paschal Candle is blessed and lit for the first time. It will be used throughout the Easter season and at Baptisms until next Easter. It has the symbols of Jesus on it, the cross, five grains of incense for the five wounds, and the alpha and the omega for the eternity

Children’s Station of the Cross

By |2019-03-18T08:45:04+10:00April 1st, 2014|Categories: Lent & Easter, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Based on a version of the Via Crucis used by Pope John Paul II at the Colosseum in Rome, this worksheet can be used to engage children in the Passion story. Working through each station, allow time for the children to reflect on each state of the story and complete the activity. Say the prayer together before moving to the

Resurrection Garden

By |2017-09-06T05:58:23+10:00February 23rd, 2013|Categories: Craft, Lent & Easter|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

This activity was inspired by Pinterest and based our instructions on this blog post from JOYfilled Family. A great gift alternative to the standard chocolate this little garden is a wonderful symbol of hope and joy for your family's prayer space or garden. There are so many different ways of doing this, however, we kept

Washing of Feet

By |2019-04-15T16:54:06+10:00January 29th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Marriage|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

In the time of Jesus, washing was part of Jewish custom as a symbol of ritual purification. Washing is also part of the celebration of Catholic Mass today, when the priest’s hands are washed and he prays: “Lord wash away my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.” (Ps 51:2) The Gospel of John also

The Last Supper and the Jewish Passover

By |2017-09-06T05:44:36+10:00January 16th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Lent & Easter|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

At Mass on Holy Thursday night Catholics enter the journey of their Saviour who walked the path of suffering and death to resurrection. At home we may enter it also, with a Last Supper meal that draws the family into the rich symbolism of our Jewish and Christian heritage. The Passover Seder is the Jewish

Peace of Christ

By |2017-09-06T05:43:32+10:00December 17th, 2012|Categories: Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , |

When Jesus promises peace, it is truly a great gift. No matter what challenges life brings us, we can pay for the peace of Christ to fill our hearts. Materials: Prayer Space Candle Peace Tree and doves. Quiet music (optional) Peace of Christ [Light a candle and make the Sign of the Cross] Lord Jesus,

Peace Tree

By |2019-03-04T08:34:26+10:00December 17th, 2012|Categories: Craft, Lent & Easter|Tags: , , , , , |

When Jesus promises peace, it is truly a great gift. No matter what challenges life brings us, we can pay for the peace of Christ to fill our hearts. Materials: Template Photocopier (optional) Prayer Space Sticky-tack & sticky tape Pens/colouring materials Download Template Here Method: Print out the template, with one dove per child. Enlarge