Lent: Saints & Virtue: HOLY WEEK

April 5-11

Quick Bio: St. Rita knew from an early age that she wanted to be a nun, but out of obedience to her parents, she accepted an arranged marriage at the age of 12.

St. Rita’s husband was unfaithful, abusive and domineering. During their 18 years of marriage, St. Rita prayed fervently for her husband and he experienced a conversion. Due to the rivalry between some aristocratic families, St. Rita’s husband was murdered, his mutilated body dumped on the family’s doorstep. Their enraged teenaged sons vowed a vendetta.

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Celebrating Holy Week at Home

With the reality of closed Churches and cancelled public Masses, we’re all scrambling to figure out how to celebrate the liturgies of Holy Week meaningfully at home.

Our Directory of Live-Streamed and On-Demand Masses: Homilies at Home

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15 Lenten Printables

While I enjoy creating Catholic Printables, I’m always excited to see what others are creating to foster prayer and devotion and faith formation in the home. This year’s Catholic Mom Bundle for Lent is an awesome collection of Catholic Resources and I’m going to feature just over half of them in this post. There are even more resources available in the Bundle, but I’m focusing on the ones that grabbed my attention, particularly as printables for Lent. I’ve grouped them into Activity Packs, Journals/Programs and Prayer.

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Equipping Catholic Families for Holy Week!

Holy Week is upon us!

Sometimes as we reach the Home Stretch of Lent: Holy Week!, we realize that we need to renew our focus of our Lenten Resolutions and reflect more intently on the Passion of Christ. These Passion Play and Stations of the Cross crafts can help to express and reflect on the events of this very important week, beginning with the Entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday to the triumphant Resurrection on Easter Sunday.

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Egg Carton Passion Play Crafts for Holy Week

Egg Carton Passion Play

A few years ago I was making these Egg Carton characters, inspired by  Michele Made Me.

These are SO CUTE and fun to make!!

I decided to start my Egg Carton Communion of Saints with Mother Mary. Michele has an Egg Carton Nativity set that is awesome and I only strayed a little to make my Mother Mary. I needed to add her signature blue veil and a shiny halo.

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Equipping Catholic Families for April SAINTS

Equipping Catholic Families for April Saints!

Welcome to our monthly summary of crafts and family traditions related to the Monthly Devotion, Key Feast Days and the appropriate Season of the Liturgical Calendar.

Equipping Catholic Families…for Holy Week and Easter will be coming soon!

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5 Cool Catholic Crafts and Family Traditions for Holy Week

Holy Week is here!

1. Sorrowful Mysteries DIY Votive Candles

We recycled our burnt-down votive candles and replaced the holy images with the Sorrowful Mysteries from the Mysteries of the Rosary Craft Kit. The images in the craft kit are already in color and are easily adhered to the jars!

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Equipping Catholic Families…for Holy Week!

Holy Week is upon us!

Sometimes as we reach the Home Stretch of Lent: Holy Week!, we realize that we need to renew our focus of our Lenten Resolutions and reflect more intently on the Passion of Christ. These Passion Play and Stations of the Cross crafts can help to express and reflect on the events of this very important week, beginning with the Entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday to the triumphant Resurrection on Easter Sunday.

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Sorrowful Mysteries: DIY Lenten Votive Candles

A few months ago, I gathered all of our exhausted-but-blessed votive candles and recycled them with Super Saints templates from our Catholic Craft Kit Kelly Saints Blessing Cards

…you can see them here: Recycled Votive Candles.

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Custom Lenten Prayer Journal with Stamps and Printables

If you purchased the Catholic Mom Bundle last November, you received this Prayer Journal Prompts Special Bundle. It’s a carefully crafted collection of prayer prompts, classic prayers, 9-in1-Novena prayers and Saint Stamp image templates…ready for printing to customize any dollarstore notebook into a unique and powerful personal Prayer Journal!

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