Friday, May 13, 2022
Monday, April 18, 2022
Resources for the Easter Season from Loyola Press
"Easter celebrates Jesus being raised from the dead. The Resurrection is the central mystery of the Christian faith.
Easter Lesson Plans
Easter Activities for Children
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
If you visit St. Peter's basilica in Rome today, you will find the world's most famous statue of Mary and Jesus just inside the doors: Michelangelo's Pietà.
Chances are high that you will only catch a brief glimpse of the sculpture, as it is housed behind bulletproof glass, roped off at a distance from crowds of viewers, and placed upon a pedastal.
Next Sunday, using a virtual three-dimensional model, art historian Amy Giuliano will give you an insider's look at this Renaissance masterpiece. Michelangelo intended this devotional sculpture to bring us closer to Jesus and his mother—just in time for Holy Week, see the Pietà as never before.
Entering into the Passion of Christ
Sunday, April 10
8:00 pm ET / Pre-class discussion 30 minutes prior REGISTER HERE
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
This short dramatization is best for grades 6-up. Two brothers goof off in church on Palm Sunday and one is miraculously transported into the Passion of Jesus!
LAST SUPPER CRAFT for Ages 5-10
WALK THROUGH HOLY WEEK Click here for a lesson plan. You can change it to reflect our Maronite terminology for the days of Passion Week, and use the prayers (adapted and excerpted) from the Book of Offering for each of these days. Adapt to the grade you catechize.
Friday, March 18, 2022
In this series of Great Lent 2022, Fr. Vince Farhat walks us through the Gospel of the Prodigal Son and the command of Christ to forgive. Fr. Vince give practical spiritual insights and anecdotes to help us strive to truly forgive one another.
Friday, March 11, 2022
The Healing of the Hemorrhaging Woman is the gospel for the third Sunday of Great Lent in our Maronite Church. Deacon Joe walks through the scene of this healing and offers points to consider, especially in our own life of faith and healing.
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Resources for praying the Stations of the Cross with your class or parish Maronite Christian Formation:
Stations for Children with a downloadable handout - click here -
Cardinal Timothy Dolan explains what the Stations are -click here -
An on-line slide show of the Stations - click here -