Family Faith News
Holy Family Parish
Week of April 12, 2020
Alleluia, the Lord is Risen!
Activities for Families
Link to Free Printable Easter Coloring Sheets
- Describe what you see in the picture? What do you think is happening?
- Who are the biblical characters in this picture?
- How does this picture relate to the Jesus' Resurrection?
If you have a printer available, you can easily print these images for children to color.
Celebrating Easter Vigil & Easter Sunday at Home
- Gather: Gather as a family, begin with Sign of the Cross.
- Scripture: Together, read from the Bible, Genesis 1: 1-2:2, Exodus 14: 15-15:1, Matthew 28: 1-10.
- Activity: Easter Vigil through Prayer - This link brings you to a site with an activity that brings together prayer and significant Easter spiritual items that you have at home.
- Prayer: End these Easter Vigil activities with the Our Father Prayer and other prayers to spend this time in reflection.
Tune into Holy Family Parish LIVE EASTER VIGIL broadcasting on FACEBOOK LIVE at 8:00PM. During this Easter Vigil, have family members' baptismal candles available to light during the renewal of Baptismal Promises. Also, have bells ready so children can ring them during the Gloria!
- Easter Greeting: Greet each other with “Alleluia, the Lord is risen!” and answer “He is risen indeed!”
- Gather: Begin with Sign of the Cross.
- Scripture: Together, read from the Bible, John 20: 1-9.
- Activity: New Life - Seeds offer a clear message to children of the power of new life. Rest eggshell halves filled with soil in an egg carton. Plant a marigold, petunia, or grapefruit seed in each (or even grass seed for fastest results). Place in sunny window.
- Prayer: End these Easter Sunday activities with the Apostles Creed, as a reminder of our Baptismal Promises.