Week 1: The Transfiguration of Jesus:
the 4th Luminous Mystery
Watch this video taken at Mt. Tabor in the Holy Land. You can skim through and watch the video only, if you’d like, or you can listen to some historical context of this amazing event.
Pray the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary, paying special attention to the Mysteries that we’ve already learned… Baptism of Jesus, Miracle of water to wine, Jesus proclaims the Kingdom of God, and now the Transfiguration! https://youtu.be/oozZkElnIA0
- This is the fourth Luminous Mystery of the Rosary
- Jesus goes up to the top of a high mountain with a few of his disciples, and is transfigured right before their eyes. On top of that, the voice of God can be heard from heaven!
- The disciples were both astonished and frightened.
- Peter wanted to build “booths” to remember this event and to honor its three featured guests. (Interestingly enough, today there are three churches on that mountaintop to honor them!)
Stations of the Cross
- Walk the Stations of the Cross as a family. You can attend Stations in the Church (or online) on Fridays at 7pm or come up to the church and walk the outdoor stations (along the sidewalk between he church and Fr. Michael’s house)!
Week 2: Missionary Childhood:
St. Francis, Italy, & CRS Countries
- Meet St. Francis of Assisi, Italy.
- Catholic Relief Services teaches us about people they serve in three different countries.
- Try one of more of these activities to get to know and understand St. Francis a little better, according to your child’s age. I love the idea of making a zoo and blessing the animals. Did you know that St. Francis preached to the animals about God’s love? Perhaps your child may want to line up all of the stuffed animals at home and tell them a story about Jesus!
Week 3: "Called to Protect" Child Safety Program & St. Patrick
- Following our Diocesan instructions for protecting God’s children, or parents will be our teachers this week, using the lesson plans that have been prepared for you.
- Learn about St. Patrick
Week 4: Palm Sunday
- Learn about Palm Sunday in a special LifeTeen article
- Pray the Stations of the Cross as a family, and teach your children to pray it on their own also.
- Meet the people who were near Jesus when he suffered and died.
- Learn how to celebrate the Triduum.
People of the Passion
Stations of the Cross
Here is a flip book, that you can print out and assemble. If you would like for us to do that for you, please contact the parish office. You can pray these prayers at home in front of a crucifix, or come to the church. You can walk the Stations of the Cross either inside the church building from 9 am – 3 pm weekdays, or outdoors using our new Stations on the sidewalk between the church building and Fr. Michael’s house.