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Here is a collection of materials for Holy Week and Easter.
Holy means “set apart.” Christians set apart an entire week - Holy Week - to recall the events surrounding the suffering, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus.
Families can celebrate Holy Week at home by using the materials on this page and/or the collection of activities put together by the diocese (button below).
From the earliest days of the Church, Christians remembered Jesus’ life and death by visiting and praying at the places where Jesus lived, suffered, died, and rose from the dead. As the Church grew, not everyone could travel to the Holy Land for a pilgrimage. By establishing “stations,” or places to stop and pray, local churches began inviting people to “follow in the footsteps of Jesus” at their own parish churches. We do the same today, especially during the season of Lent.
Holy Thursday is the commemoration of the Last Supper of Jesus Christ, when he established the sacrament of Holy Communion prior to his arrest and crucifixion. It also commemorates His institution of the priesthood. Jesus celebrated the dinner as a Passover feast.