we have the readings for
The Gospel reading for today,
Jn 18:1–19:42, tells the story
of Jesus capture in the garden, trials, passion and death on the cross.
Please take time today to read this story with Mom or Dad and spend some
time talking about the suffering that Jesus must have experienced
leading up to and during His crucifixion. Jesus loves you and I so very
much that He gave His own life for us. He wants each of us to live in
His love and to have everlasting life with His Father in heaven. John's
gospel explains this story for us. After Jesus died on the cross, His
precious body was taken down from the cross and laid in a tomb.
At church today, you will notice that the church will
look and feel very different. Today, you and your family will probably
pray the Stations of the Cross, as special prayer for remembering Jesus'
suffering and death.
While you color today, think about how
much Jesus loves us! Is there some way for us to show Jesus that we
love Him so much too? Our prayers tell Him that we love Him, and our
actions can show Him too. Today is a day for quiet prayer and for
showing the love of Jesus to the special people in our lives. Also, if
you are old enough to Fast, today is a day of Fasting and Abstinence.
Mom or Dad will talk with you about how we sacrifice some food today to
show our love for Jesus. Take some quiet time to pray to God as you
color. To color the pictures, click on the small image to enlarge and
use your "back" button to return here.
A wealth of ideas and activities
to help make their Lenten observances more meaningful and for
celebrating the Easter season and the Day of Pentecost. Before And
After Easter will help children learn about the history, traditions,
and symbols of Lent, Easter, and Pentecost, and focus on the real
meaning of the season.
The compelling story of Jesus' life and the events leading up to His
death are told in simple language that your children can understand.
Each Station of the Cross is briefly explained, beautifully
illustrated, and paired with a short prayer. Ages 4 and up.