Complete the Holy Week journey for youth/teens and uncover the sacrifice, the love, the plan and the beauty of Jesus Christ's Passion.
Learn more about the rituals of Holy Week, our final preparation for Easter.
Watch: Holy Week in Two Minutes:
Reflect: Did you learn something NEW about Holy Week from the video?
Read John 18:1-19:42
Watch: Jesus Christ’s Passion and Death
*Video contains graphic content of Christ's death
Reflect: God is glorified when we embrace our own crosses - When we willingly take up our hardships, when we look for His hand in our difficult moments and when we trust in Him to bring good out of our worst days. Today, listen for God’s call in your life. Is he asking you to endure something difficult, or maybe seemingly impossible? Usher it in, like Jesus did. Embrace God’s will for you, find resolve to see it through, and find God’s hand to lead you every step of the way.
CCC 604-605, 616
Read Luke 23:18-25
Watch: What the Cross is Really About
Reflect: At the Last Supper, Jesus gave us His Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity to be our food in the Institution of the Eucharist. His ENTIRE being was given to us as a free gift. God created each of us to be gift to others, to give others our attention, our empathy, and our compassion so that our presence becomes an integral part of their life story, just like Jesus becomes one with us in the Eucharist. Today, thank Jesus for the unrestrained gift of self He gives to you in the Holy Eucharist. How can YOU be a gift to others today, fully and completely?
Read Luke 9:18-22
Watch: Holy Saturday
Reflect: Imagine what it was like for the Apostles on that first Holy Saturday. They didn’t know Jesus would rise from the dead. They didn’t know He would overcome evil. We all experience fear and anxiety, but we know the rest of the story- that Jesus will return in splendor and glory and light. Today, spend some time in prayer and ask God to show you His hand in your life. If you feel like God has been silent in your life, search for Him and pray that he can show you how to live your life based on His Word, His plan, instead of your plan.
Read John 20:1-18
Watch: Jesus Christ’s Resurrection
Reflect: GOD IS SO GOOD… When we think all hope is lost, God finally does the unexpected. He pulls through with miracles beyond our imagination. Jesus rises in our lives, not just on Easter Sunday, but every day. He showers us with blessings beyond our wildest dreams. Allow yourself a moment to step out of your fears and anxieties and focus on your blessings. What miracles is God working in your life today?
Watch: 50 Days: Easter & Pentecost
Reflect: Why do we need more than one day to celebrate Easter?
Come celebrate the season of Advent with us!
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