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Holy Week: Build A Church

Holy Week: Build A Church

  St Fara convinced her Dad to build a convent. At the heart of every convent is the Church of Christ. You can build a church! You will need: Church template below this post Paper and/or cardboard Colouring in materials Glue or sticky tape Scissors What to do: Print out template. Colour. Cut. Turnover and […]

Holy Week: Charity Itself

Holy Week: Charity Itself

  It can be hard to see Christ in everyone we come into contact with, especially those close to us who know how to push our buttons. Lent is a good time to take stock of our relationships and see where we are failing to love those around us. Perhaps we do not respect our […]

Holy Week: Fasting For God

Holy Week: Fasting For God

  Good Friday is a day where, like Ash Wednesday, we fast between meals and abstain from eating meat. This week is also an opportunity to fast from any activities that take our attention and focus away from Christ and the living out of our vocation. Over the course of Lent we have fasted from many activities […]

Holy Week: DIY Resurrection Set

Holy Week: DIY Resurrection Set

  A few years ago we started a tradition on Good Friday that reached its climax on Easter Sunday morning that is a simple and beautiful way to celebrate the death and resurrection of Our Lord. It’s a simple activity we now recreate with a wooden Easter set but you can make your own with […]

Holy Week: Passion And Prayers

Holy Week: Passion And Prayers

   Light the red candle this week. Offer this prayer for Holy Week: Mother or child: (From the words of Pope Pius XII On the Sacred Liturgy,) Dearly beloved, in Holy Week, when the most bitter sufferings of Jesus Christ are put before us by the liturgy, the Church invites us to come to Calvary […]

Lent Week 6: Empty Tomb Herb Garden

Lent Week 6: Empty Tomb Herb Garden

  The empty tomb herb garden is really just a variation on the grass head and you can easily make one at home! You will need: Plastic plate Paddle pop sticks Small terracotta pot Rock Pebbles/bark chips Soil Seeds (whatever herbs you like but we used chives, sage and chamomile) What to do: Using the […]

Lent Week 6: Pearls And Clams

Lent Week 6: Pearls And Clams

  St Margaret Clitherow was also known as the pearl of York. Jesus talks about pearls in His parables and they are a great way to remember that the most valuable things in this world, are really those of the next: the Kingdom of Heaven. Make your own pearl and clam. What you’ll need: A […]

Lent Week 6: Volunteer

Lent Week 6: Volunteer

  This week is all about volunteering your time for the service of others. This follows on from last week where we gave of our time to visit with some one in need. This time around we’re giving our time to be a part of a larger community and a greater sphere of influence and […]

Lent Week 6: Cheerful Giving

Lent Week 6: Cheerful Giving

  Fasting challenge: This week’s challenge is geared towards helping us become cheerful givers; yes, we’re giving up complaining. Yeah right, I hear you saying, but I’m serious. Not only are you going to resist the urge to complain or bemoan your lot in life you’re also going to choose a chore you loathe (ironing […]

Lent Week 6: Spiritual Journalling

Lent Week 6: Spiritual Journalling

  Light six candles this week. Offer at least one decade of the Rosary for the intention of the protection of human life from conception to natural death. Prayer challenge: Start a prayer journal. Lent, like Advent, is a good time to start prayerful practices you’ve always wanted to do but never actually started. Journalling […]