Easter Rituals

By |2017-09-07T04:03:36+10:00March 27th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Lent & Easter|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Without a doubt, Holy Week is the busiest week in the Church calendar! With so many important events, it is difficult for parishes to provide family-friendly services, especially when the themes are so sophisticated. Yet Holy Week is a wonderful time to help children enter more deeply into the mysteries of our faith through home based rituals. Here’s a few

Holy Week Explained

By |2017-09-07T04:02:52+10:00March 25th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Lent & Easter|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

It’s a wonderful season packed to the brim with meaningful ceremonies that bring us to reflect on the mystery of God’s love. Yet we truck from ceremony to ceremony to family lunches and then wrangle over-sugared and overtired children into bed with an exhausted sigh of relief… Is it any wonder that the reverence and wonder of the week

2015 April

By |2017-04-06T03:04:59+10:00March 24th, 2015|Categories: E-Magazines, Lent & Easter|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

This month we have updated our Holy Week Special. We go through each of the most important days from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday and break it down with simple themes, fun activities and prayerful rituals that will make for special and unique family memories. Let us know what you think! Is this helpful for

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

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

No Time To Rise! Unleavened Bread Recipe

By |2017-09-06T04:09:14+10:00July 6th, 2012|Categories: Lent & Easter, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , |

During the Passover, the Israelites did not have time to wait for their bread to rise as they had to escape from Egypt. Try your hand at making unleavened bread for your Last Supper meal. Ingredients: 2 cups of Flour 1 teaspoon of salt 1 tablespoon of olive oil Water Method: Combine all ingredients in

Last Supper Meal

By |2017-09-06T04:06:39+10:00July 6th, 2012|Categories: Lent & Easter, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , , |

On the Thursday of Holy Week, we commemorate the Last Supper.  In the Christian Scriptures we read that on this day, the night before he died, Jesus celebrated the Jewish Passover (Pesach) in an upper room with his friends. The Passover is a holy day in the Jewish calendar. It recalls how God saved his