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Free resources for celebrating Holy Week at home


Publishers and ministries are offering free online resources from prayers and music to children's coloring pages to help Catholics celebrating Holy Week at home this year, due to stay-at-home orders and other restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Here are a few:

— Liturgical Press in Collegeville, Minn., which has produced a free guide called “Holy Week at Home,” that adapts Holy Week rituals for family and household prayer.


— Bayard, the international Catholic publishing house, also is offering free resources, including texts of liturgies and reflections from its publication, “Living with Christ.”


— U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops offers daily readings online.


— St. Leo the Great Church in Fairfax offers Holy Week resources for parents. 


— Online ministries are offering free coloring pages for children on the 14 Stations of the Cross and on Easter to help focus on Jesus and the Gospel stories. 

Stations: https://www.crusaders-for-christ.com/coloring-pictures/the-fourteen-stations-of-the-cross-coloring-book

Easter: https://www.laurengreutman.com/religious-easter-coloring-pages-2

—  The Diocese of Arlington Young Adult Ministry will livestream a virtual pilgrimage to seven altars of repose after Mass on Holy Thursday, from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., via its Facebook page. 


—  Composer Dan Schutte created a virtual liturgical celebration for Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil.



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