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Our 2020-21 Faith Formation Program

Lent, Holy Week, Easter

Session 6 - Playlist Menu

 
 

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What's a Jesus Fish?

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Holy Week

AN INTRODUCTION TO HOLY WEEK

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Outline article by Catholic News Agency - History, Colors, Days, Biblical Foundation

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF PALM SUNDAY

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There is both great joy and terrible sorrow associated with this day, the Sunday that begins Holy Week.

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PALM SUNDAY & THE PASSION - For Kids

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An animated kids movie about Palm Sunday and the Passion, adapted from the gospel of Mark.

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PALM SUNDAY EXPLAINED: From a Scriptural Focus

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Palm Sunday is one of the most iconic Sundays during the entire year. Not only do Catholics often process into the Church with palms on Palm Sunday, but we read about Jesus' procession into Jerusalem in the Gospel reading.

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HOLY WEEK IN 3 MINUTES

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Busted Halo video explains the significance of the final week we spend preparing for Easter.

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THE TRIDUUM

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This weekend, I went to a show that was out of this world! Join me as I recount the amazing liturgy called the Paschal Triduum.  Brother Casey Cole "Breaking In The Habit"

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6 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TRIDUUM

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What is this season and why does the Church say it is "the culmination of the entire liturgical year"?  Here are 6 things you should know.   National Catholic Register

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10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HOLY THURSDAY

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Holy Thursday was one of the most important days in all of history. It was a pivotal day in the life of Jesus Christ. Here are 10 things you should know about it and how we celebrate it today. National Catholic Register

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9 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GOOD FRIDAY

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Good Friday is the most somber day of the Christian year. Here are 9 things you need to know...  National Catholic Register

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12 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HOLY SATURDAY

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When we say the Apostles' Creed we not that Jesus "descended into hell"  Holy Saturday is the day that commemorates this event.  What happened on this day and how do we celebrate it?  Here are 12 things you need to know.  National Catholic Register

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TEACHING CHILDREN ABOUT THE TRIDUUM ACTIVITY

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To support parents in their home-based faith formation efforts to teach children that we celebrate the death and Resurrection of Jesus during the Easter Triduum, Sadlier has pulled together activities that can be printed and completed at home. 

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HOLY WEEK: A Time Apart For Renewal

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Holy Week is holy precisely because it is time that is set apart for us to focus on how we are spiritually renewed

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SEVEN LAST WORDS: A Daily Devotion for Holy Week

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As Jesus hung on the Cross, he uttered seven last words of great meaning to those who contemplate his Passion and Death. This online prayer commemorates each of the Seven Last Words in a separate meditation.

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3 MINUTE RETREATS

T/A     The Passion of the Lord

           The Lord's Supper

            The Easter Vigil

3-Minute Retreats, from Loyola Press, invite you to take a short prayer break right at your computer. Spend some quiet time reflecting on a Scripture passage.

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GETTING READY FOR YOUR HOLY WEEK JOURNEY

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A practical guide for the days between Palm Sunday and the Resurrection - Fr. Jake Martin, Busted Halo.

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A CATHOLIC GUIDE TO HOLY WEEK SYMBOLS

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The meaning behind some of the most customary symbols of this special time.

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GUIDE TO HOLY WEEK

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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CELEBRATING HOLY WEEK WITH KIDS

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When living the liturgical year with kids, holy week is a really big and excellent week to include! The most important thing is to help keep your family focused on the true meaning of this season - from Catholic Icing

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PALM SUNDAY & THE PASSION FOR KIDS

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An animated kids movie about Palm Sunday and the Passion, adapted from the gospel of Mark.

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PALM FOLDING: How to Make a Cross with Palms

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            Version 2

            Version 3

Learn how to make a palm cross in time for Palm Sunday

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ARTS & FAITH: Holy Week

T/A        Palm Sunday             Holy Thursday

               Good Friday             Holy Saturday              

Examining works of art to better understand scripture.  by LoyolaPress

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Easter

EASTER: Principal Feast of the Ecclesiastical Year

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Very in depth, encyclopedia like information for those who like to "deep dive" into subjects

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WHY DO WE CALL THE RESURRECTION "EASTER"

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The short answer is that nobody really knows...but...

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CREATIVE WAYS TO TEACH THE EASTER STORY

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Here are some ideas for teaching your kids the true Easter story in fun, hands-on ways.  from Catholic Icing

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FAMILY EASTER SEASON CELEBRATION IDEAS

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Easter is the START of Easter Season.   Here is a list of activities, that will bring families closer as well as deepen their relationship with God and God’s family.

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EASTER CRAFTS FOR KIDS

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Ideas to help you celebrate the true meaning of Easter with your kids with crafts, printables, activities, and more! 

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ARTS & FAITH: Easter Sunday

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Examining works of art to better understand scripture.  by LoyolaPress

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THE BEST THING ABOUT EASTER

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What is it?  Watch this short video to find out.

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THE EMPTY TOMB: Craft/Game

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 The objective of the game is to get to the empty tomb first. (Like Candy Land)

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JESUS' PASSION ACCORDING TO SOCIAL MEDIA

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Very unique telling of the Passion story through Social media posts & music.

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HOW DID JESUS' DEATH SAVE US FROM SINS

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Every Christian knows that Jesus took away our sins by dying on the cross. We were saved, redeemed, cleansed. How does atonement actually work?

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EASTER SYMBOLS AND FOOD

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Eggs, bunnies, ham, Babka bread...where does it all come from?

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HOW IS THE DATE FOR EASTER DETERMINED?

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How is Easter Sunday determined? Palm Sunday? Ash Wednesday?

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CELEBRATE THE J.O.Y OF EASTER

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Lent prepares us to live intentionally in the spirit of joy during the Easter season. What is teh formula for J.O.Y? LifeTeen

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FINDING CHRIST IN SECULAR EASTER

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The answer is not in eliminating the secular images from the spiritual meanings, but...   LifeTeen

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CELEBRATING EASTER: Handout For Busy Parents

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Full of information for parents on the meaning of Easter and ideas on how to celebrate the holiday with family focused on the real meaning of the event.  from Growing Up Catholic

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THE GIFT OF RESURRECTION

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Is there anyone who has not asked, “What will happen to me when I die? Where will I go? Will I simply cease to exist?” article by Bill Ayres

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EASTER SUNDAY VIDEO: for Kids

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Easter Sunday! A fun Catholic reflection for kids based on the readings for Easter

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1,2,3 JESUS IS ALIVE: Music Video for young kids

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Cute song declaring Jesus is alive!

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EASTER RECIPES

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Archive of special Easter recipes from CatholicCuisine.

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Lent

BISHOP BARRON ON LENT

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Q & A Session with Bishop Barron on Lent it's history and practices.

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BUSTED HALO 2021 LENT CALENDAR

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A "Daily Jolt" and a micro-challenge for each dau of Lent 

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KNOWING JESUS - A Lenten Retreat

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Walk through Lent and Easter and really come to understand and love Jesus. Ponder Gospel stories, reflect on their meaning and see how startlingly relevant Jesus is to living a truly human life in the 21st Century.

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BEST LENT EVER

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Daily videos & reflections - Dynamic Catholic

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WHAT DOES BAPTISM HAVE TO DO WITH LENT?

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What does Baptism have to do with the season of Lent? St. Augustine & Ascension church youth present a short video on the meaning of Lent.

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DONT'T GIVE UP ANYTHING FOR LENT!

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Lent is one of the most important times of year for Christians, when we take our faith seriously and work on converting our hearts. Many people focus on giving up pleasures, but is there a better way?

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HISTORY OF THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS

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During Lent, many Catholics pray the stations of the cross. Where did this devotion come from, and how did it develop over time?

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LENT IN 3 MINUTES

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Busted Halo Video - chock full of info.

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WHAT'S THE PURPOSE OF LENT

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What’s the real connection between the Israelites’ forty years in the desert and the forty days of Lent? Fr. Mike tells all.

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PREPARING FOR LENT

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In this video, Fr. Mike explains how prayer, fasting, and almsgiving are the three pillars of a spiritually fruitful Lent. He then challenges us to try new ways to exercise these Lenten practices,

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PICKING A THING FOR LENT

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Fr. Mike knows the tricks we can play on ourselves when it comes to picking something for Lent. So he gives a straightforward guideline:

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ARTS & FAITH: Lent

T/A         Week 1 of Lent                        Week 2 of Lent

                 Week 3 of Lent                     Week 4 of Lent

                 Week 5 of Lent

Examining works of art to better understand scripture.  by LoyolaPress

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LENTEN REFLECTION: Music Video

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4 minute music video reflection based on Matthew 4

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THE TEMPTATION OF JESUS

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Animated video for young children - Jesus being tempted in the desert.

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IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS: Holy Land Videos

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A video pilgrimage for Holy week.  by Univ. of Notre Dame

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CLOSER LOOK AT LENT

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Father Christopher Seibt Director of Liturgy and RCIA for Diocese of Syracuse, takes a Closer Look at Lent 2021.

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LENT - Catholic Central

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What is Lent all about? Do you have to give up everything good and/or fun? Why do Catholics do Lent? Kai and Libby take you through the history of Lent and how to get the most out of it this year.

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LENT WITH BROTHER FRANCIS - 4 part animated series

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This 4-part series will help children learn more about what Lent is all about and why it is so important.  A new episode will be released each of the first 4 Sundays of Lent.  FORMED Video

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LENT: For Kids & By Kids

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Learn all about the origins of Ash Wednesday and Lent in this video created by kids for kids.

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LENTEN ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN

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From Catholic Icing, several creative activities and practices to observe Lent with children.

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A REFLECTION ON LENTEN FASTING

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Fasting has always been about preparation.  But how did it become such an important means of learning virtue through self-discipline?

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WHAT CAN CATHOLICS EAT DURING LENT?

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Printable Info-graphic - Not only will this cheat sheet help you remember WHAT you can eat and WHEN, but it also serves as a good reminder so you don’t forget! Provided by Equipping Godly Women.

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MORE LENTEN ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN: K-8

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Download this list of family centered activities for children of all ages provided by Loyola Press.

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SPOTIFY PLAYLIST FOR LENT

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Lenten playlist invites you to reflect on this journey and truly experience this challenging but merciful season 

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LENTEN VIDEO SERIES

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Series of 10 short videos provided by United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

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THE SPIRIT AND THE DESERT

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The Spirit led Jesus to the desert and also protected and cared for him while he was there. The desert is a part of every Christian's life but it does not have to be a place of despair or isolation.  FORMED VIDEO

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BUILDING FAITH @ HOME

ALL     Lent Wk 1              Lent Wk 2               

            Lent Wk 3              Lent Wk 4

Collection of information, activities, links to help Families of the Diocese grow as a Domestic Church.  Provided by Diocese of Syracuse Office of Catechesis

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LENT RECIPES

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Archive of special Lenten recipes from CatholicCuisine.

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Saints,Beliefs & Practices

ST. KATERINE DREXEL: A Life Of Caring & Service

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After her father's death, Katharine Drexel inherited a substantial amount of money. But she gave it all up to serve the poor among Native and African American populations.

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STORY OF JOSEPH THE CARPENTER

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Joseph, the adoptive father of Jesus Christ, is perhaps one of the most overlooked characters in the life of the Savior and the story of the Nativity.

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MEET ST. JOSEPH

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Short text introduction with coloring page.

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WAYS TO CELEBRATE ST. JOSEPH IN YOUR HOME

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An array of ideas to help you celebrate Saint Joseph in your home — from crafts, learning activities, printables, food ideas, books and more.

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ST PATRICK - The Real Story

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When he was fourteen he was captured by Irish pirates during a raiding party and taken to Ireland as a slave to herd and tend sheep.   St. Patrick pioneered the Gospel of Christ to the Irish during the Dark Ages

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ST. PATRICK'S DAY

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Who are we really celebrating on St. Patrick's Day? What is St. Patrick's story?

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MEET ST. PATRICK

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Short text introduction with coloring page.

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WAYS TO CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK IN YOUR HOME

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An array of ideas to help you celebrate Saint Patrick in your home — from crafts, learning activities, printables, food ideas, books and more.

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ALL YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT ADORATION ANSWERED

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When Catholics say they are “going to Adoration,” they are typically referring to Eucharistic Adoration.  What Is It? How Do I Go? What Do I Do? And More!

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A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO ADORATION

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Have you ever gone to adoration?  Here’s a list of 5 ways to be successful in adoration.  by LifeTeen

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USCCB ADORATION VIDEO

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This short video is a collection of short testamonies on why people attend Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. video by USCCB

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10 SURPRISING THINGS THAT HAPPEN: Adoration

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The Eucharist is described in the Catechism as the ‘source and summit’ of our faith. Finding the time to go to Adoration can be difficult. But if you can make it happen, committing to regular Adoration with an open heart can have some surprising results.

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SHROUD OF TURIN

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A summary video on how science confirms that the Shroud of Turin is the burial cloth of Jesus.

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ORIGINS OF THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS

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The Stations of the Cross which follow the path entitled the Via Dolorosa (Sorrowful Way), has evolved over time. 

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HISTORY OF THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Video

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During Lent, many Catholics pray the stations of the cross. Where did this devotion come from, and how did it develop over time?

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STATIONS OF THE CROSS PLAYLIST

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Compilation of 10 unique versions to pray along with the Stations of the Cross - children, lego, teens, shadow play, 21st century, etc.

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SYMBOLS

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Ever wonder what a moneybag has to do with Lent? Where do ashes come from? And why do so many Catholics make pretzels?? This quick video will explain it all.

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THE MEANING OF THE JESUS FISH (ICHTHUS)

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You may have seen a simple fish symbol as a bumper sticker on cars, but it is actually a very ancient symbol for Jesus.

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SYMBOLISM OF THE FISH

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The word Ichthus, then, as well as the representation of a fish, held for Christians a meaning of the highest significance.

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EASTER TRADITIONS AROUND THE WORLD

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Among Catholics in other parts of the world are numerous Easter traditions that local Catholics might consider incorporating into their own Easter celebration.

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