Until Lent, 2014, Here are Catholic Activities

I generally don't update seasonal blogs on the off seasons. For ordinary time and other church feast seasons, I have another blog, Catholic Activities. This blog has Bible activities, Catholic parenting and family tips, homeschool and parochial school lesson plans, printable religious crafts, prayers, devotions and more. I have links to activities on rosary, the Blessed Mother, Jesus, the trinity, stations of the cross, saints, mass readings, devotions, liturgical calendar, magisterium, sacraments, church history, social justice and lots more. I also have a blog called The Advent Season with appropriate advent activities. Come visit me and have a blessed church year. AMDG. 

Free Easter Printables, Crafts, Devotions, Prayers, Games for Catholics

Easter is the major feast day in the Catholic church. For forty days of Lent we've fasted, prayed and journeyed with Our Lord in His walk to Golgotha. Lent is like an inward spiritual pilgrimage that takes place amid 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. 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.

These are only a few of the awesome and significant events we Catholics celebrate in at Easter and the Holy Week preceding it. Children see, hear and celebrate many wondrous experiences at Eastertide. Some may be new or unremembered from last year. Here are several websites for you to print free Easter materials for your students or children to explore the lovely symbolism and ritual of Easter in the Catholic Church.  Read more