Holy Week

This year we started some new traditions for Holy Week.

On Holy Thursday we attempted to visit Seven Churches. The main challenge was finding churches that were open. Many are closed during the day most of the time these days. We ended up visiting 6 churches and called it a day. That took us about 6-7 hours, so we were all tired out. We did find some beautiful places and some churches we want to visit for mass one day.

Here are some pictures from the day.

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On Good Friday we listened to the Stations of the Cross while coloring pictures of the Stations of the Cross.

Then we attempted to go to the prayer/communion service at our church at 3 pm. We walked since it was a lovely day and Matt met us there since he worked the rest of the day. The service was very long and so after an hour and a half the younger two had had enough and they left and walked home with Daddy.

Holy Saturday started off with us making our own Easter candle to light and display throughout the Easter season. Then we went up to see Matt’s family. Since it happened to be the town Easter Egg Hunt we went ahead and participated. It is so much more mellow than egg hunts near us. We’ve only been to one near us and it was several years ago. I think Greta was 4 and adults were pushing her out of the way trying to get their kid eggs and she ended up with ZERO eggs. Rural is the way to go with egg hunts. Everyone got lots of eggs and had fun.

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Easter Sunday we got up around 7 (somehow everyone managed to sleep somewhat late!) and had an egg hunt in our backyard.

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We had some cinnamon rolls for breakfast and then got ready for mass. We knew we needed to be a little early to mass since it is usually extra crowded on Easter, but we were there a full 30 minutes early and some of the first there. We attempted to take a picture of the girls on the altar before mass started, but due to a fight about which seat we were going to sit in, we had one grumpy girl.

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We were able to get a family picture after mass. and then some nice pictures of the girls in the front yard after mass as well.

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