Visit Eucharistic Adoration during this month of the Blessed Sacrament (even if only briefly with young children). Listen to Fr Antoine Thomas explain the need for Eucharistic Adoration for Children http://bit.ly/2IscKuF
St Stanislaus (Thursday 11 April) was the Bishop of Kracow, Poland, the same city as where St John Paul II came from. St Stanislaus was a brave man who risked death facing evil. Say a prayer today for the gift of fortitude.
Join the procession before Mass on Palm Sunday (Sunday 14 April). Visit Catholic Icing blog to learn how to make crosses from palms. https://bit.ly/2TiFxGw
Buy or create your own Resurrection Eggs to tell the Easter story during Holy Week: https://bit.ly/1UZYkBq
On Wednesday of Holy Week (17 April) we remember that Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver (Matthew 26:15).
Attend Mass and witness foot washing on Holy Thursday (18 April). Watch Catholic Online ’s explanation of Holy Thursday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1R9Z9gkOck
Attend the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday and consider also climbing a hill to remember Jesus climbing Calvary for us (Friday 19 April)
Make resurrection buns for Easter Sunday (Sunday 21 April). Rolls with marshmallows wrapped inside, which become hollow as they bake, representing the tomb of Jesus on Easter morning – when you break them open they are empty inside!
Bring back the Alleluia. During the season of Easter, put up a decorative “Alleluia” as a reminder throughout the seasons.
Lest We Forget. Attend an ANZAC Day celebration and pray for those who died during the war (Thursday 25 April).
The Shrine of St Peter Chanel (Sunday 28 April), the Patron Saint of New Zealand is located in Russell, Bay of Islands. St Peter’s death brought about the conversion of Futuna, and the people of the island remain Catholic to this day. http://bit.ly/2G0KhOd
Enjoy a special ice cream sundae for Divine Mercy Sunday (Sunday 28 April) and view/pray EWTN’s Divine Mercy Chaplet for Kids: http://bit.ly/2mQ07AI