Lent 2020

Holy Week 2020

Sunday, April 5, 2020
Palm Sunday

Take a few moments to read today's Gospel and a special reflection from Father McCarthy to the Resurrection community. 

Palm Sunday Gospel
Matthew 26:14 - 27:66

Palm Sunday & Holy Week Reflection 
from Father McCarthy

Monday, April 6, 2020
Holy Week Around the World 

Check out this article about Holy Week celebrations around the world:

Holy Week Around the World

Activity: Let’s Talk About it! 
After learning about the ways in which Holy Week is celebrated around the world, let’s think on how we celebrate this week.

  1. What are some ways you have celebrated Holy Week in the past? Did your school or parish do something special? 

  2. What traditions from other countries would you like to add to your own celebrations? 

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
A Catholic Guide to Holy Week Symbols

Take a few moments to read this article about the symbols of Holy Week:

Holy Week Symbols

Activity: Draw it out!

  1. Have each family member pick one symbol to draw! 

  2. Once everyone is done go around in a circle and explain your picture & what your symbol means 

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Forgiving Hands

Reflection: Take a minute to reflect silently, or journal

Start by saying the Our Father, when praying focus on the words “And forgive us our trespasses,  as we forgive those who trespass against us.” 

  1. Reflect on some of your “trespasses” - what do you wish to be forgiven for?. 

  2. Reflect on those who have trespassed against you - are you ready to forgive them?

  3. Read the following verse and reflect on it

“If you forgive men their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you.  But if you do not forgive men, neither will your Father forgive your transgressions.”  Matthew 6:14–15

Activity: Our Hands
Check out the activity below:

Forgiving Hands ActiviTY

Thursday, April 9, 2020
Holy Thursday

Worship At Home:
Take a few moments to read this at-home worship aid:

Holy Thursday Worship Aid

Holy Thursday Activities:
Check out the activity and video below:

Foot Washing Active Story and Activity

Last Supper Video

Friday, April 10, 2020
Good Friday

Stations of the Cross:

Virtual Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross Coloring Sheets

Good Friday Activity:
Hot cross buns are traditionally eaten during Lent, especially during Holy Week and Good Friday. These sweet, doughy rolls are marked with an icing or dough cross on top.

Hot Cross Buns Recipe 

Saturday, April 11, 2020
Saturday Easter Vigil

3 Minute Easter Vigil Retreat

Sunday, April 12, 2020
Easter Sunday

Your parish may be offering a live stream of Easter Mass! 
If not, check out the Easter Mass link below.

Celebrate Easter Sunday Mass:

Easter Mass

Easter Activity:

Scripture Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Blessings!

While the current worldwide pandemic is one of the most challenging experiences most of us have ever had, we are full of HOPE for the future! Easter reminds us that no matter how difficult life can be, love conquers all challenges and the Risen Christ shows us that love conquers death. At Resurrection, we experience this love and hope in our students and community members, people who are resilient, creative, kind and generous.

As we celebrate Easter, let us remember that God loves each of us tenderly. May the Risen Christ bring you joy, peace and the assurance of God's love and protective presence.

We invite you to visit the resources available here, including links to celebrate Easter Mass and other resources for this holy season. We also invite you to view a special Easter message from Resurrection friend and St. Paul of the Cross pastor, Father Britto Berchmans. 

Easter Video to Resurrection community

We pray that each of you experience the Hope, Joy & Love that Easter brings! 

Jesus is Risen and is with us!