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Holy Family Parish

Week of April 12, 2020

Alleluia, the Lord is Risen!

Happy Easter! Through Jesus' resurrection, we know we are saved and have life after death. Especially during this pandemic, God will lead us through these difficult times. May this Easter Season bring your family peace and health, and be a reminder of God's Good News!
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Activities for Families

Here are links to activities you can use in discussions and teachings with your family:

Mass Readings for Easter Sunday, April 12

Weekly Mass Readings are a great way to teach our children about our faith. From this link, you can read this Sunday's Mass reading. This site can be translated in Spanish and English.

Mass Readings for Easter Sunday, April 12

Translated in English & Spanish

Link to Free Printable Easter Coloring Sheets

A picture can speak a thousand words! For children and adults, pictures often tell us a story. This site has nearly 50 coloring sheets of pictures related to Palm Sunday, the Triduum, and Easter Season. As a family, use these pictures to teach children about the significance of Holy Week and Easter. You can ask questions like:
  • 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

Easter Vigil

EASTER VIGIL

  • 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 Sunday

EASTER SUNDAY

  • 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.
Tune into Holy Family Parish LIVE MASS BROADCASTING ON FACEBOOK LIVE at 10:30AM. During this Mass, 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!

Uplift Video of the Week!

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