Now that it’s afternoon, and our kids won’t do anymore school work, it’s time for our faith to shine in our schedule. Ideally, it should be the first thing we do, but God appreciates the effort no matter when it happens. Vanessa Leal, mom of 3, who always finds the best Catholic stuff available, compiled the fantastic list below for you and your families to take advantage of. I added a few to the end that the moms in our group have been sharing with each other over texts. Don’t forget to use our group’s Stations of the Cross, too!
Family Resources for Holy Week at Home
Be a Heart has an amazing PDF outlining important traditions and ideas for things to emphasize and do each day of the week.
Catholic Family Crate is offering a Holy Week success kit for free!
Be the Beautiful shares a post on focusing on the Bible with your kids this week.
Faith and Family Collective is also offering a Holy Week kit when you enter your email through the link provided on their website.
Craft and Catholic living idea hub Catholic Icing has great family ideas and liturgically encouraging recipes for Easter Day, including Easter Story Cookies, and Empty Tomb Rolls.
CatholicSprouts is producing 8 minute daily podcasts 5 days a week on relevant Catholic topics in terms kids understand. Subscribe to their emails for access to the resource library.
Holy Heroes, of course, has the last week of their free Lenten Adventure, and weekly Mass prep with quizzes and coloring sheets, plus tons of other great products.
Creators of those adorable plastic statues, Shining Light Dolls is also offering free Holy Week coloring sheets, including one that’s the Last Supper.
Tiny Saints, makers of the sweet little rubbery Saint keychains for kids, has activity ideas available to reflect on Palm Sunday, as well as other great coloring pages.
Real Life at Home has awesome, printable Catholic resources just for Lent.
Local crisis pregnancy center, A Woman’s Haven, is asking for letters of encouragement to volunteers – a great Holy Week project for crafty kids and empathetic moms. Letters can be mailed to their address.
PinkSaltRiot.com is offering to send beautiful messages to strangers, a great way to remember almsgiving.
Formed, a website boasting Catholic content in the form of books, audibles, and videos, is offering an extended free trial period during the pandemic.
On the homepage of CatholicMom, you’ll find a handful of lovely articles written by their contributors on Holy Week ideas.
Find a Christian curriculum library on Heritage.org.
National Catholic Register’s list of stories on Holy Week will help you find a more global perspective while you celebrate at home. (Their news stories on the pandemic are also far less bleak than secular counterparts.)
Don’t forget to check EWTN for a wealth of videos and resources on Holy Week and Easter.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has a short list of links for families during Holy Week and covid-19. On that list just happens to be . . .
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd USA, offering explanations for parents on how to bring the Atrium home, including some lovely videos from catechists.
The Pivotal Players is a multi-part film series that illumines a handful of saints, artists, mystics, and scholars who not only shaped the life of the Church but changed the course of civilization. This Holy Week, four of the most popular episodes are being offered for free.