Home Activities

  • Practice with your child the Sign of the Cross.
  • Practice “Before Thy Cross” song, with prostrations.
  • Be sure that he wears his cross each Sunday.
  • Show your child the cross in your home.  Let him choose or make one for his room.
  • Plant basil in a pot; tend for use on the feast of the Elevation.
  • Older children – Can you put the events in order?.
  • Read the story at bedtime each night.

Prayer: Before Thy Cross, we bow down in worship, O Master, and Thy holy Resurrection, we glorify, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. (with prostrations)


Unscramble for the events of the Passion; then order them!

The people cried, “________ Him!”                                                               FICYCUR

Jesus said, “______, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”          HARTEF

The soldiers divided his clothing among them and cast ____.                       SOLT

Pontius Pilate washed his _______.                                                               SNADH

Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus with a   ______.                                               SISK

The veil of the ______ was torn in two.                                                         PETMEL

Jesus was brought before the court of elders called _______.                       NISHADERN

_____ mocked Jesus and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe                              RODEH

            and sent Him back to Pilate.

Joseph of __________ buried Jesus in his own new tomb                           MERAHIMAT

A Cyrenian named ______ carried Jesus’ cross.                                            MOSIN

Jesus went to the Garden of _________ to pray                                        HATEMESENG

Pilate ordered his soldiers to _________ Jesus.                                             ROGUSEC

The wise ____ said, “Remember me when You come into Your                   FITEH


_______ cut off the ear of the Temple servant.                                              REEPT

_____ said to the priests, “I find no fault in Him.”                                        LAPTIE

Peter denied Jesus 3 times before the ________ crowed.                              TRESORO

Jesus was crucified in a place called ___________.                                       LYVACAR

The _____ said, “Surely this man was the Son of God.”                               NUTRONICE

Jesus cried out, “Father, into Your hands I commit my _______!”               TRISIP

Jesus told ______, “Behold your mother.”                                                     HONJ