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On this page you will find frequent updates related current happenings in our world, as well as resources for our Catholic Liturgical Calendar. If you have suggestions or comments please contact Laura Tapson. 

 

LENT 2019 (March 6, 2019 - April 21, 2019)

Resources for the classroom

  • #ShareJesus
    • Sign up and receive Daily videos from Top Catholic Speakers. Videos are short, 2-3 minutes each, great for your own growth AND Morning Prayer with Junior High/ High School students.
  • Development and Peace 2019 Share Lent Campaign Resources
    • Especially great for High School, this year’s campaign is Share the Journey. Resources are available in French and English!
  • The Religion Teacher
    • A wealth of activities, lessons, prayers and much, much more to use with students during Lent
  • Arts & Faith: Lent
    • Enter into a visual prayer experience this Lent with Arts & Faith: Lent. Each week they provide a video commentary about a work of art inspired by the Sunday Scriptures. Use these videos to take a new look at this season of spiritual renewal through the lens of sacred art.
    • Select Lent Year C
    • Great For High School
  • Holy Heroes: Lenten Adventure
    • FREE. Sign up and you get, daily Lenten activities, fun video and audio selections, activity downloads (coloring pages, word searches, crosswords, fun quizzes). GREAT site, very kid friendly! 
  • Activities for Children
    • Lenten activities organized by grade (1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8) 
  • Lenten Activities for Children
    • Great list of Lenten resources organized by subject. Includes crafts, pintable’s and much more! 
  • Catholic Catechist: Lent and Easter Resources
    • GREAT resources, all word docs so can be adapted, poems to lesson plans
  • 40 Simple Lenten Activities for Kids
    • VERY GOOD, Nice simple, easy to do, list of activities to do in your classroom
  • Poetry for Lent and Easter
    • Great for High School, a comprehensive list of poetry that deals with themes around Lent and Easter. 

Prayer/ Daily Devotions

  • #ShareJesus
    • Sign up and receive Daily videos from Top Catholic Speakers. Videos are short, 2-3 minutes each, great for your own growth AND Morning Prayer with Junior High/ High School students.
  • Living Space
    • Find commentaries on the daily readings
  • Best Lent Ever: Dynamic Catholic
    • ​Based on Matthew Kelly's book Rediscover Jesus sign up and receive daily emails that will take you on a 40 day spiritual journey to encounter Jesus- and yourself - in a deeply personal way. 
  • From Ashes to Glory
    • A Lenten experience in praying the Examen. The Daily Examen is a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God’s presence and discern his direction for us. 
  • The Ignatian Workout for Lent
    • ​An online retreat for Lent. Each week listen to audio reflections accompanied by suggestions for prayer and action. 
  • Bishop Robert Barron's Daily Lent Reflections
    • ​Will be updated soon to reflect 2019
    • Sign up and receive a new reflection each day during Lent. 
  • ​3 Minute Retreat
    • ​A short prayer break right at your computer. Spend quiet time reflecting on a scripture passage. You can also receive the retreats directly to your email with a free subscription. 
  • Praying Lent
    • ​Great assortment of resources; Daily prayers, articles, reflections, audio conversations about the readings each week, recipes to use throughout Lent, individual and parish retreats. 
  • The Catholic Guy
    • Will be updated soon to reflect Lent 2019
    • Register and receive daily videos sent to your email throughout Lent

 

 

Holy Week Activities

Scroll down for a list of activities, by grade, day by day (Holy Week), and day by day Morning prayers

Station of the Cross

  • Stations for Children
    • Multimedia stations: features, images, readings, and calming music to help guide your class through the stations

Grade 6 -12

  • Art and Faith: Holy Week
    • Each day of Holy week watch a video that uses famous artwork to tell the story of that day and what it means to us as Christians. Videos are usually 3-4min long.

Palm Sunday

Holy Thursday

Good Friday

Holy Saturday

Easter Sunday

Grades 4 – 8

Elementary

  • Holy Week Activities for kids (organized by day)
    • Great list of Activities! Stations of the Cross Caraousel, Praying hands craft, Easter Triduum spinning paper plate, the Crosses of the Calvary Craft and much, much more!
  • Holy Week activities list
    • Crafts, stories and a Jelly Bean Prayer poem!
  • Clay Footprints
    • Learning Style: Art/Space/Self.
    • Requires the use of Clay for each child. Students understand what it means to be like Jesus. Focus on the Stations of the Cross.
  • Walk through Holy Week
    • Requires setup on your part. 4 stations, each station focus on a different aspect of Holy week.
    • Another option is to assign groups of students the stations, to create, and then invite others classes to ‘walk through Holy Week’, with your students as their guides.
  • Jesus Washes the Disciples Feet Script
    • Readers Theatre! Can be used for a puppet show or students can act it out.
  • Palm Sunday Puppet Show
    • This is a script intended for a puppet show, but it can be used for students to act out as well.
  • Three Days Puppet Show
    • Musical Script. Intended for a puppet show but it can be used for students to act out as well. Covers Holy Thursday – Easter Sunday

Morning Classroom Prayers and Discussions for Holy Week

Holy Week Day by Day Activities (adaptable for all grades)

  • Monday
    • Palm Weaving & Braiding
      • You will need to pick up enough palms for your class at the Church’s Palm Sunday service.
      • Tutorials: A variety of tutorials for a range of abilities on braiding palms.
      • Video on Palm Sunday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
    • Activity Centers: The Passion and Resurrection of Our Lord
      • The following is a list of centers to choose from, can do all or one. A link and description are below, each link has a list of materials, any printouts needed and instructions
        • Prayer Holder Activity Center
          • The children will construct a prayer holder depicting the three crosses at Jesus' Crucifixion to encourage them to develop the habit of prayer
        • Resurrection Cross Activity Center
          • The children will create and decorate a cross as a visual reminder of Jesus' Resurrection.
        • Passion Booklet Activity Center
          • The children will make a booklet to reinforce their understanding of Jesus' passion and Resurrection
        • Gardening God's Way Activity Center
          • The children will plant seeds in a cup to take home and blossom, symbolizing the new life of the Resurrection
        • Passion Ribbon Activity Center
          • The children will color, cut out, and staple symbols of the passion in chronological order on ribbons to provide a visual representation of events of Jesus' passion and death.
        • Triduum Bracelet Activity Center
          • The children will make bracelets out of yarn of multiple colors that represent various aspects of the passion and Resurrection of Jesus