Category: Spiritual Packets

Holy Saturday: Annex A

Ancient Homily for Holy Saturday “What is happening? Today there is a great silence over the earth, a great silence, and stillness, a great silence because the King sleeps; the earth was in terror and was still, because God slept in the flesh and raised up those who were sleeping from the ages. God has

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Holy Saturday: Evening Activity

Virtual Vigil Date For many of us, the evening before Easter Sunday is time spent waiting in anticipation for Jesus’ triumphant resurrection. Each year, we enter into the sacred liturgy with the Church still in complete darkness, but as the mass unfolds, is once again lit symbolising Jesus’ conquering of death into life. Jesus Christ

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Holy Saturday: Afternoon Activity

Giving Hope to Others In this climate of fear and anxiety due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many of our friends and family members may be dwelling in hopelessness, despair. As brothers and sisters who are part of the body of Christ, which is the Church, we too have a responsibility in inspiring, encouraging and reminding

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Holy Saturday: Morning Activity

Entering Liminal Space Opening Prayer Enter into a time of prayer this morning. You can choose to head over to your dedicated prayer space/altar. Take some time to free yourself of distractions. You can choose to repeat this prayer “Jesus, have mercy on me, a sinner.” slowly and meditatively. Take as long as you need

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Project Living: Holy Saturday

Click on the icons below for each relevant section Story Activity Final Words featuring Original Song: Isaiah 55 by Lionel Tan Annex A Ancient Homily for Holy Saturday Annex B Colouring Sheets Download STORY “We regret to inform you that you did not pass the test.” A million thoughts raced through my mind when I

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Good Friday: Personal Reflection, Option 2

Option 2. John the Beloved.  Read Read Jn 18:1-19:42 once through to familiarize yourself with the Passion narrative.  Immersion. Read the Passion Narrative again. This time, read it from the eyes of John. Even if John is not mentioned in certain scenes, allow yourself the freedom to imagine where he could have been, what he

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Good Friday: Personal Reflection, Option 1

Personal reflection: Option 1. The Little Child. Listen Listen to the song “Why” by Nicole Nordeman once through. Do not place any expectation on yourself to have any revelations, or to be struck by the lyrics etc. Allow yourself to be taken through the story as the song plays.  Immersion Listen to the song again.

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Maundy Thursday: Annex C

Matthew 26: 36-46  Jesus At Gethsemane 36 Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” 37 He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be grieved and agitated. 38 Then he said

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Maundy Thursday: Annex B

Annex B: Matthew 26:17-35  The Passover with the Disciples  17 On the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Where do you want us to make the preparations for you to eat the Passover?” 18 He said, “Go into the city to a certain man, and say to him, ‘The Teacher

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Maundy Thursday: Annex A

Last Supper Script [1][Characters: Narrator, Jesus, Peter, James, John, Judas, Apostles]Narrator: When it was evening, Jesus took his place at the table with the Twelve Apostles.Jesus: Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me.Apostles: [Each Apostle will state this line one after another.] Surely not I, Lord?Jesus: The one who has dipped his

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Maundy Thursday: Vigil Option 2

Were You There? Picture 2: Sleeping Disciples [3] Set-up Light a candle at your prayer space and sit by it. Prepare some pen, paper, and some art materials. Have Picture 2 available for yourself.  Opening Prayer Allow yourself to sit in the silence. Then invite the Holy Spirit with “Come, Holy Spirit,” and ask for

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Maundy Thursday: Vigil Option 1

Staying with Me Picture 1: Agony in the Garden [2] Set-up. Light a candle at your prayer space and sit by it. Prepare some pen, paper, and some art materials. Have Picture 1 available for yourself. Opening Prayer. Allow yourself to sit in the silence. Then invite the Holy Spirit with “Come, Holy Spirit,” and

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Maundy Thursday: Activity Option 2

Reading of the Last Supper. Opening Prayer Gather your companions on a video communication platform. One person is appointed as leader to lead the group in the activity. The leader will start by asking how everyone is i.e. how do they feel right now, one blessing from the week, one challenge from the week. Then

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Maundy Thursday: Activity Option 1

Virtual Last Supper Opening Prayer Gather your companions on a video communication platform. One person is appointed as leader to lead the group in the activity. The leader will start by asking how everyone is i.e. how do they feel right now, one blessing from the week, one challenge from the week. Then the leader

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Project Living: Maundy Thursday

Click on the icons below for each relevant section Story Activity Vigil Additional Resources Annex Download as PDF STORY It’s another cold winter’s night in London. I’m in bed. And my mind is racing. Sian. Today, I just received news that myself – and about 40 others in the UK – are being recalled back

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Project Living: Good Friday

Click on the icons below for each relevant section Story Activity: Walking in the Passion Personal Reflection Group Sharing Guidelines Download as a PDF! STORY  I ambled through my neighbourhood, fascinated by the different lighted windows and wondering what conversations people might be having in their living rooms. Previously, I never appreciated the value of

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Project Living: Preparation Guide

THINGS TO PREPARE Before Triduum Holy Thursday Good Friday Holy Saturday Download this guide! Before Triduum ALTAR OR PRAYER SPACE “Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” (Exodus 3:5) As we enter into the triduum for Holy Week, we invite you

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