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Holy Week Resources from Loyola Press


Plan Ahead

The Church recognizes the unique role that Mary played in the life of Jesus and that she now has in the Church. In May, devotion to Mary is made known through the crowning of statues of Mary, in recognition of her role as Queen of All Saints. Additionally, many children receive their First Holy Communion in May. Use the links below to learn more about the Eucharist and about Mary, our Mother.

Mary: An Intergenerational Event

Marian Resources

The Eucharist

Two New Saints
Celebrate the upcoming canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII. Learn about their lives and legacies through our lesson plans, activities, and more.

Canonization of Pope John XXIII

Canonization of Pope John Paul II

Sunday Connection
God speaks to us in many ways, including through the Sunday Scripture readings. The Sunday Connection provides useful background and activities to better understand the Scripture readings of the Lent and Easter seasons.

Catholic Faith Formation
Stay connected with the Catholic Faith Formation community on Facebook.



Reflect and Rejoice! 

Holy Week commemorates Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem; his gift of the Eucharist; and his Passion and death. Easter is when we rejoice that Christ our Savior has risen. Celebrate this reflective and joyous time in the Church year with many resources for your students, parish, and selves.

Holy Week
Holy means "set apart." Christians set apart an entire week -- Holy Week -- to recall the events surrounding the suffering, death, and Resurrection of Jesus. Find information and activities for Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday.

Holy Week Resources

Arts & Faith: Holy Week

Looking for Clues in the Good Friday Passion

Triduum Tryptics

Passion and Resurrection Intergenerational Parish Event

Easter celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus, the central feast of Christianity. Learn more about Easter and find Easter activities with the links below.

Easter Resources
Easter Sunday is only the beginning of the Easter season. Celebrate for the full 50 days with articles and activities.

Easter Is a Season, Not One Day
Kathy Henry shares her thoughts about the Easter season, the excitement of the first Christians, the power of the Holy Spirit, and the conversion of many to this new faith.