Catholic Family Meeting {Prep for Palm/Passion Sunday - Cycle B}

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

This Sunday is known as Palm or Passion Sunday, and it marks the beginning of Holy Week.  It is really important to prepare our families for this mass for several reasons:
  1. There will be two gospels read, one at the beginning of mass with Jesus entering Jerusalem (with people waving palms) and the other during the Liturgy of the Word.
  2. The gospel reading of Jesus' passion and crucifixion will be read and it will be long.  If children can follow along, it will be easier for them...well, for everyone!
  3. As it is still Lent and the focus is on Jesus' passion and death, it is a solemn occasion.
  4. Your children will be given a palm, which without any guidance, could will become a toy, a way to harass their sister, or an origami lesson.
I will hopefully remember to talk with my girls about what to do with the palms, which of course can be folded later...

There are also lots of great ways to prepare our kids for Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter linked in the slideshow for this week.  I know my family is really anticipating them after all these weeks of Lent. :)

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