CATHOLIC FAMILY ACTIVITIES
Holy Week 2022
A Guide Through Holy Week
As a family, take a few minutes each day this Holy Week to read the summary of that day below. Click the day to read the entire Bible story. Then, use the color to complete the activity below.
Palm Sunday: Color green for the palm branches
The day Jesus enters Jerusalem and the crowds joyfully sing: “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord” while waving palm branches.
Holy Monday: Color brown for the tables
The day that Jesus cursed a fig tree outside the Jerusalem Temple. He then cleanses the Temple, overturning the money tables and exclaiming, “My house shall be called a house of prayer.”
Holy Tuesday: Color purple for the figs
The next day, the apostles see that the fig tree Jesus had cursed has withered and died. Jesus then explains what this means.
Holy Wednesday: Color gray for the thirty pieces of silver Judas was given
Also known as Spy Wednesday, this is the day in which Judas Iscariot betrays Jesus for thirty pieces of silver.
Holy Thursday: Color blue for the washing of the feet
The day of the Last Supper, when Jesus eats the Passover with His apostles and washes their feet.
Good Friday: Color red for the blood of Christ
The day in which Jesus is condemned to death. He carries the Cross all the way to Calvary where He is crucified and dies for our sins.
Holy Saturday: Color black for the darkness within the tomb
The day in which Jesus’ body lays within the tomb and His soul descended into the realm of the dead, to bring the Gospel to all the righteous men and women who died before Him.