We did this last year on Holy Thursday so I’m getting prepared ahead of time a bit. The kids really enjoyed the meal and the symbolism of all the aspects of this special meal. Thanks to Catholic Cuisine for the great resources and explanation. Below is a photo of our family and our dinner set up from last year.
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).
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!
Shower of Roses has a great post with ideas and links for Easter or upcoming Sacrament gifts. Visit their site and check out these awesome ideas!
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!
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…