Good Friday is a day we commemorate the crucifixion of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This is the day of which we remember our Lord giving his life for each of us by dying for our sins so that we may have eternal life with him forever. Traditionally, this day is a day of prayer, silence, and fasting as we ponder the mystery of Christ’s death for us that will bring victory over death and open for us the gift of eternal life.
Liturgical Resources for the Day
Ideas to Celebrate at Home
Celebrate with Pope Francis
5:00 p.m. In St Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis will preside over Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion.
Stations of the Cross
- How to Pray the Stations
- Video Resource: Stations of the Cross for Children
- Print Resource: Stations of the Cross for Young Children
Turn off all electronics for the whole day (especially between 12-3pm) besides possibly a family video of the Passion of Christ or other religiously themed movies
Cover up all the Holy Images in the house until Easter and strip the dining room table bare like the altar at church would be. Wear red today in honor of Jesus’ Passion
The Gospel for Good Friday with each person choosing a character in the Passion Narrative.
The Divine Mercy Chaplet
Veneration of the Cross
Get the biggest crucifix you can find in your house and set it up for a moment of prayer and kissing of the cross.
Make a Crown of Thorns
Use rose stems (if you don’t have rose stems, use some other tree branch). Listen to O Sacred Head Surrounded while you make your crown.
Make Hot Cross Buns for Breakfast
You can find a recipe here.