Daily Reflections by Carter Clergy
blaResources for Children and Families
Activities, reflections, and prayers for each day of Holy Week designed specifically for families during these unusual times.
While some of these ideas will need adaptation for our current reality, such as visiting a museum virtually, this list offers tangible ideas for how to set this week apart as a holy and important time.
A printable mirror hanger filled with questions to get families talking about their faith. Hang it in the car, over the kitchen table, or next to the television remote.
Scripture and a brief story with talking points to get families thinking about the last supper and the origins of the Eucharistic meal.
Scripture and a brief story with talking points to get families thinking about Jesus’ trial and crucifixion.
blaHoly Week Prayers and Activities
Praying with your cup is a simple way to incorporate prayer in to the ordinary moments of your life. Choose a single cup or glass, one you use often, and invite it to be your prayer companion throughout the week. The link provides details on how to use this simple practice to make your Holy Week meaningful.
It is a custom of the Christian church to keep vigil with Christ at different times and in different ways throughout the three holiest days of the Church year–Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. During these days, we surrender ourselves completely to being with Christ in the depths of his passion on our behalf. Join this virtual, world-wide prayer vigil held by the Transforming Center to mark the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
It is said we are our own worst critics. Peter denied Jesus three times, betraying him as he was sentenced to death. Could Peter forgive himself? Have you forgiven yourself for the transgressions of your own life?
Praying the “Liturgy of the Hours” (also known as The Divine Office) is a long standing monastic tradition, but you don’t have to be a monk to enter into the spirit of this form of prayer. Learn how a busy family person can adapt this practice of praying throughout the day. (NOTE: This link may require registration for the free Vibrant Faith platform)