Spy Wednesday “Judases”

I hadn’t heard of Wednesday being called “Spy Wednesday” before this year. But what I learned is that it’s called that because this is the day that Judas was paid 30 pieces of silver to spy on Jesus, which led to his betrayal. There are some recipes and activities geared around this particular day, and this is one that I am hoping to make and do today. Here is a description of it from a beautiful blog I just found today as well, Catholic Cuisine:

Judasas” are served with honey at breakfast in Czechoslovakia. These are breakfast cakes of twisted dough, made to look like rope, suggesting the fate of Judas the Betrayer, who “went and hanged himself” in remorse after he had identified Jesus to His enemies. Honey is considered a preventive against disaster (Easter the World Over by Priscilla Sawyer Lord and Daniel J. Foley, 1971, p. 58).

http://catholiccuisine.blogspot.com/2009/04/judases.html

Great Holy Week Resources

Wow, I was just reminded this morning about Family in Feast and Feria – a great website for solid Catholic resources. Today they posted a set of resources for Holy Week, including prayers, crafts, reflections, activities and planning for the week and Easter. I’m excited to share this with you!

Compilation of Holy Week and Easter

Easter Family Devotions from Little House Studio

I just downloaded this really nice Easter resource for our family from Little House Studio. She is offering this free! I really like the idea of having an Easter Tree, like a Jesse Tree. And, considering I just took the Valentine Day ornaments off our Jesse tree (which wasn’t too long after I took the partial Jesse tree ornaments off of it…), I now have a bare branch in our dining room, waiting for some sweet Easter ornaments to adorn it. I’m looking forward to using these this Easter season! Click here and enjoy!

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Cute Easter Tree Ornament

Lent Ideas for Kids

I just discovered this great site called Peanut Butter & Grace – Catholic Life, Sweet & Simple (http://www.pbgrace.com). There is a great post about how to do Lent with kids and I thought I would share the post here. Please go visit the site for more great tips and ideas!

Fasting, Giving, Praying: 21+ Ideas for What Kids & Teens Can Do for Lent

 

Preparing for Lent…Things to consider

I love reading posts from Catholic All Year. She has some very practical suggestions for living out our Catholic faith in a family.

This is a great post about what to do or not do during Lent… I’m taking notes!

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Well, it’s Candlemas. Time to take down the last of the Christmas decorations . . . and panic because IT’S ALMOST LENT!

Or don’t. Because I’m here to help with my most popular post of all time:

Great ideas.1. say Evening Prayer for Morning Prayer (from the Divine Office. 2. Say both Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer3. Say Morning Prayer, Evening…