Marching toward Easter

This year,  March begins as we enter the heart of Lent. The now-familiar rhythm of the Lenten season -- abstinence with a no-meat meal on Fridays (and maybe a parish fish fry), the subdued Mass, the extra penance of no TV, or no candy, or no screens. Perhaps your family has decided to go to daily Mass, or give to a favorite charity, or volunteer at a soup kitchen. Perhaps you're having a family Bible time before bed, or an evening Rosary.

As spring begins on March 20, we look forward to Holy Week, the celebration of Palm Sunday and the Tridiuum, leading up to the miracle of Easter morning: He is Risen! Alleluia!

In this edition of Teaching Catholic Kids, you'll find activities and resources to help your kids understand the meaning of our liturgical seasons.

We have a number of Lenten resources available at For ideas for family activities for Holy Week, click here.

March at a Glance: Download PDF.

Saint of the Month: St. Joseph (Download PDF)

K through 5 Activity

Turn to Jesus (Download PDF)

Grades Six and up Activity

Palm Crosses (Download PDF)

Stewardship for Kids

This week during Lent, live your faith as a family.  For example, send a get-well card to someone who is ill, make soup and take it to a homebound person, invite someone who lives alone over for dinner. 

Lifelong Catechesis Corner

Who is one person in your life who supports your faith and helps it to grow? Read here.