Family Fun with Faith Formation: Holy Week

Holy Week

Holy Week is an important time for Christians throughout the world. Holy Week, the final week of Lent, begins on Palm Sunday, and it’s a time when Catholics and other Christians gather to remember and participate in the Passion of Jesus Christ. The Passion was the final period of Christ’s life in Jerusalem. It spans from when He arrived in Jerusalem to when He was crucified.

Four special ceremonies commemorate the events of Christ’s Passion from His entrance into Jerusalem, when palm branches were placed in His path, through His arrest on Holy Thursday and Crucifixion on Good Friday, to Holy Saturday, the day that Christ’s body lay in the tomb. The summit of the Liturgical Year is the Easter Triduum—from the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday. Though chronologically three days, they are liturgically one day unfolding for us the unity of Christ’s Paschal Mystery. The single celebration of the Triduum marks the end of the Lenten season, and leads to the Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord at the Easter Vigil.


Want to know more about Holy Week and all the events that take place. Complete one or all three handouts.

Handout 1
Handout 2
Handout 3

Please email Ms. Maria the completed handouts.


Another game to play? Yes, another game to play and have fun, too! Play the matching card game as a family and learn about the events of this Holy Week.

Play the Game

Please email Ms. Maria what you learned.


Complete this craft and learn about the Triduum.

Make the Craft

Put together the spinning paper plate craft and send Ms. Maria a picture when it is completed.

Catholic Updates

“Agony in the Garden: Understanding the Passion of Jesus”

Read Article

“Our Holiest Week: A Practical Guide to the Liturgies of Holy Week”

Read Article

“What Jesus is Dying to Show You: A Family Guide to Holy Week”

Read Article

Parents, read one or all of these articles and share with Ms. Maria what you learned.

Theme Videos

The Story of Easter (The Triumphal Entry)


The Story of Easter (The Last Supper)


The Story of Easter (Jesus’ Sacrifice)


God’s Story: Easter


Holy Week with Bishop Robert Barron


Holy Week in Three Minutes


Parents, watch one or all of these theme videos and email Ms. Maria what you learned.

Saint Videos

St. Vincent Ferrer’s Feast Day is on April 5th.


The Life of St. John Baptist de la Salle. His feast day is on April 7th.


Parents, watch one or both of these saints’ videos and let Ms. Maria know what you learned.




Maria Giral
Associate Director of Faith Formation