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CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS

Easter Activities for Children

Appropriate for children, Grades 1-8, from Loyola Press

Easter Activities for Children

Reproducibles from RCL Benziger suitable for catechists to use

Catholic Toolbox: Easter Activities for Children

Games and activities to help families celebrate the Triduum and Easter in the home.

Easter Crafts for kids

Crafts to teach the Easter story to children from Catholic Icing

A Family Easter Celebration: It Lasts 50 Days

Eleven great ideas to help families make the Easter season come alive for 50 days courtesy of the Faith Formation Learning Exchange.

Celebrating Easter: Handout for Parents

This handout is available to download free if you register with the Growing Up Catholic website. It is two pages chocked 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

Easter Resource Center

From St. Mary’s Press, videos for children and teens, activities for teens on Holy Week and the Easter season

Pentecost Intergenerational Event: Solidarity in the Holy Spirit

Celebrating Pentecost intergenerational event or stand alone activities for families, youth and children from Lifelong Faith

Easter Message from Fr. Mike Schmitz

A message about Easter’s meaning from Fr. Mike at Ascension Presents

Bishop Robert Barron on the Meaning of Easter

The meaning of Easter from a theological perspective

LITURGICAL RESOURCES

The Easter Triduum

A podcast on the significance of the Easter Triduum by Eileen Burke Sullivan from Creighton University

Eighteen Questions on the Paschal Triduum

Answers to common questions about the Triduum from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Preparing for the Liturgies of the Triduum

Daily prayer guides and reproducible handouts for the liturgies of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday/Easter vigil from Creighton University

Preparing for the Easter Vigil

A synopsis of the actions and meaning around the rich Easter Vigil

PRAYERS & DEVOTIONS

Celebrating Easter

The homepage of resources for praying in the 50 days of the Easter season from Creighton University Online Ministries. Daily prayer guides for each week of Easter, reflection articles, an Easter Blessing.

Women of the Passion

An online retreat from Sacred Space /Pray-as-you-go which reflects on the events of the Passion, as witnessed by the women in the company of Jesus

Arts and Faith Series: Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion

A reflection on artistic renditions of the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus from Palm Sunday, Holy Week through Easter Sunday from Loyola Press (adults)

Imaginative Prayer: Holy Thursday

An imaginative prayer exercise for Holy Thursday

Arts and Faith: Holy Thursday

A reflection on artistic renditions of the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus from Palm Sunday, Holy Week through Easter Sunday from Loyola Press (adults)

Imaginative Prayer: Good Friday

An imaginative prayer exercise for Good Friday

Arts and Faith: Good Friday

A reflection on artistic renditions of the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus from Palm Sunday, Holy Week through Easter Sunday from Loyola Press (adults)

Imaginative Prayer: Easter Vigil

An imaginative prayer exercise for Easter Vigil

Arts and Faith: Holy Saturday/Easter Vigil

A reflection on artistic renditions of the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus from Palm Sunday, Holy Week through Easter Sunday from Loyola Press (adults)

Arts and Faith: Easter Sunday

A reflection on artistic renditions of the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus from Palm Sunday, Holy Week through Easter Sunday from Loyola Press (adults)

The Fifty Days of Easter

In this podcast from Creighton University, Rev. Roc O’Connor, sj reflects on how to live the mystery of Easter through the 50 days

Imaginative Prayer: Pentecost

An imaginative prayer meditation based on Acts 2:1-11, the story of the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

SEASONAL SCRIPTURE

Post-Resurrection Appearances

Explore and pray with the Scriptures of the Easter seasons from Loyola Press (teens through adults)

Imaginative Prayer: Breakfast on the Beach

A prayer exercise on the scripture passage by Vinita Hampton Wright