Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
April 23, 2024


Forty days before the Triduum, the Lenten season disposes Catechumens and the faithful to celebrate the paschal mystery through prayer and penitential practices.

Activity of the Week

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

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

  • During Holy Week we remember and celebrate the depth of God’s love for us. Ask each member of the family to share how he or she can spread God’s love at home this week.
  • Display the new palm branches that each member of the family brings home from church in a prominent place where everyone can see them. The branches are a reminder of what Jesus did for us, his death and resurrection. Focus on welcoming Jesus as king in your home and in your hearts.
  • What can you do this Holy Week to help make it special for you and your family? How will you take time out as a family to celebrate the upcoming Triduum?
  • When you gather for dinner, light a candle and talk about the events in the last week of Jesus’ life. Divide the reading of the passion into segments and read one part each evening this week.