Easter is the major feast day in the Catholic church. For forty days of Lent, Catholics fast (give things up and refrain from certain activities). We pray, read the Bible, give alms and journey with Our Lord in His walk to Golgotha. Lent is like an inward spiritual pilgrimage that takes place amidst our everyday lives. Children in the Catholic faith take part in this journey as well. Some are making first reconciliation and are preparing for first Holy Eucharist. Palm Sunday kicks off Holy Week. We spend extra time this week at mass and in prayer. At the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday, catecumens and candidates will be welcomed into the Church. Many will be baptized. The new Easter candle is lit for the first time. The sacred oils are blessed on Holy Thursday. The parish priest renews his vows of ordination. The Holy Eucharist is placed in repose for the three days of the triduum in a solemn and lovely pageant. Teachers, here are activities to teach kids about Lent, Holy Week and Easter and Free Catholic Easter Printables
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