Feast Day of St. Kateri Tekakwitha - July 14, 2019 Go to the reflection page for more information about how she proclaimed her faith living God's will for her.
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Kid's Corner

Because Youth Matters!

WHAT IS HOLY WEEK?  

Holy Week is the last week of Lent. It begins with the observance of Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter Sunday. The name, Palm Sunday originated from Jesus's entry in Jerusalem. The crowd laid carpets of palms on the street for Him. The Last Supper is commemorated on Holy Thursday and Friday is the anniversary of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on the cross. The Lenten season and Holy week end with Easter Sunday (the Resurrection of Jesus Christ).  
Easter is the celebration of Jesus Christ's rising from the dead, His Resurrection.  Easter is usually celebrated on the first Sunday after the full moon following the Vernal or Spring Equinox on March 21st. This can be any Sunday between March 22nd and April 25th. It is the most sacred of all the Christian holidays or celebrations.  
Of all Easter symbols, the lamb is probably the most strongly Christian.  Lambs are young animals born in springtime.  The lamb comes from the Jewish Passover, where each family killed a lamb as a sacrifice. When Christ became the Passover Lamb for everyone, the lamb became a symbol for His sacrifice. It is usual for the Pope to have roast lamb on Easter Sunday. Early Christians also saw the lamb as a symbol of Jesus and used it for Easter celebration.  Many people serve lamb as part of the Easter feast.  
One of the food served on Easter are pretzels, a Lenten food. The twisted shaped symbolizes arms crossed in prayer.  It is believed that pretzels are the world’s oldest snack food.  History says its origin dates back to 610AD when an Italian Monk used dough left over for baking bread to make pretzels.   

Customs

During Christ's time, people wore sandals and had to walk many miles each day on dusty road. It was courtesy and respect for a servant to wash the feet of guests when they arrived. Jesus washed the feet of all his disciples the night before he was crucified. This gesture was to show his disciples that he was their servant and he respected them. It was also to show them that in order to be good leaders, they must show respect to their followers and be willing to serve.  
Kings and Lords during medieval times followed Jesus' example. They did this by washing the feet of twelve of the poorest men in their kingdom on the Thursday before Easter. In England, it was custom for kings and queens to wash the feet of as many poor people as they were in years old. This custom is still practiced by Queen Elizabeth today.  
Easter egg hunt is common all over the world. Eggs are hidden by adults and the children hunts and collects them. The one with the most eggs is the winner.  
This custom was started in Europe a long time ago. Contestants rolled their eggs on gentle slopes toward the finish line at the bottom of the hill. The first unbroken egg over the line is the winner. An annual egg roll was started in the United States during President Andrew Johnson's period. The White House south lawn now is the site of the Easter Monday Egg Roll.  Many children participate in this yearly event.  
 
Q: What kind of jewelry does the Easter Bunny wear?
A: 14 carrot gold!


Q:What happened when the Easter Bunny met the rabbit of his dreams?
A: They lived hoppily ever after!


Q: What do you call a rabbit that tells good jokes?
A: A funny bunny!


Q: Why shouldn’t you tell an Easter Egg a joke?
A: Because it might crack up!


Q: Where does the Easter Bunny like to eat breakfast?
A: IHOP


Q: How do you know that carrots are good for your eyes?
A: Have you ever seen a rabbit wear glasses?


Q: What do you call a bunny with fleas?
A: Bugs Bunny!


Q: Why do we paint Easter eggs?
A: Because it’s too hard to wallpaper them!


Q: What kind of beans grow in the Easter Bunny’s garden?
A: Jelly beans!


Q: What do you get if you cross a bee and a bunny?
A: A honey bunny!


Q: What did the Easter Egg say to the other Easter Egg?
A: Have you heard any good yolks today?


Q: What is the Easter Bunny’s favorite type of music?
A: Hip Hop!


Q: What do you call a rabbit with the sniffles?
A: A runny bunny!


Q: Why does Peter Cottontail hop down the bunny trail?
A: Because he is too young to drive!


Q: What is the Easter Bunny’s favorite dance?
A: The bunny hop!


Q: What are the Easter Bunny’s favorite stories?
A: The ones with hoppy endings!


Q: Why is the bunny the luckiest animal?
A: Because they have four rabbits feet!

 
Knock, Knock
Who’s there
Easter
Easter Who?
Easter Bunny!

 
Knock, Knock
Who’s there?
Some bunny
Some bunny who?
Some bunny has been eating my Easter candy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Youth Group practicing Living Stations at St. Berard, Navajo