Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
May 24, 2024


The sound of Alleluias fills the 50 days of Easter Sunday to Pentecost as we give thanks for the gift of our salvation. The Easter Triduum recalls the passion and resurrection of Christ in the sacred journey from Holy Thursday to Easter Vigil. "Dying he destroyed our death. Rising he restored our life."

Activity of the Week

Easter Sunday

Choose one of the following activities as a way to further reflect on the Sunday readings:

  • Together as a family, make a large Easter banner. Invite family members to reflect on the following question: What does Jesus’ Resurrection mean for you? After a few moments, have each family member write his or her own Easter message on the banner. Place the banner in a prominent place inside or outside your home.
  • Jesus’ Resurrection offers us new life and new hope. Create a work space in your home with markers, stickers and construction paper of bright colors. As a family, make Easter cards to take or send to people in nursing homes.
  • Celebrate this day with the special activities that are traditional in your family. Help your children understand the meaning of these customs and how they help us to celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection.
  • Talk about how the Risen Christ lives in the hearts of his followers today. Discuss ways that your family can be signs of new hope and new life to each other and the community this week.