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How We're Keeping Holy Week Holy

Recipes, Lists, and Recommendations to keep Holy Week Special

With COVID-19, this season of Easter looks a lot different than a lot of us would like. Our churches being closed probably plays the biggest role in the bummer of this week. However, our homes should be domestic churches daily and this is the perfect time to truly own that. So what does that look like?

Wednesday - Passover/Seder Supper

Have a Passover Supper with you and your friends, spouse, family.

Read the Exodus story and/or the Last Supper story before the meal, write down the blessings in your life, and pray for freedom in other aspects of your life and/or the world. Drink grape juice or wine (if you aren't pregnant ;) ), eat lamb if possible, and add some potatoes seasoned with herbs to the side.

Make Unleavened bread:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

1 cup of flour

1/3 cup of oil

1/3 cup of water

a pinch of salt

Combine the ingredients. Oil the surface of a cookie sheet, as well as the palms of your hands, and then divide the dough into two balls.

Press or roll each ball flat onto cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes until edges are slightly brown.

Thursday - Holy Thursday (also Passover, you choose when to have a Seder super with your family)

For Catholics, Holy Thursday commemorates Christ establishing the priesthood and the sacrament of Holy Communion at the Last Supper.

Find a LIVE recorded mass to tune into whether on Facebook, YouTube, or Instagram.

Christ washed the feet of His disciples before eating dinner. If comfortable, do this with your spouse, friends, and/or family. As a practice of the humility and service we're called to as Christians.

Because we can't stay awake with Christ in adoration for some time today, light some candles, bring out a crucifix, and dim the room and spend some quiet time in prayer with Christ. Just like He asked His disciples to in the Garden of Gethsemane Pray especially for the priesthood today.

Friday - Good Friday - When Christ Was Crucified

Today we fast from meat and if of age and not pregnant or having withstanding health issues - we offer up one of our meals of the day and instead have 2 small meals only.

Find a LIVE recorded mass to tune into whether on Facebook, YouTube, or Instagram.

Watch the Passion of the Christ (would not recommend for kids though).

Walk through the stations of the cross at home with your friends, spouse, and/or family.

Saturday - Easter Eve

Some of us would typically spend the evening at Easter vigil mass this evening. If possible, find a LIVE recording of it and "attend" from your living room.

Dye easter eggs with your friends/family.

Prep meals for Easter morning.

Spend some time today praying especially for those who were preparing to receive Baptism, Confirmation, and/or their first Holy Communion today but no longer can because of COVID-19.

Sunday - Easter

If you didn't find a LIVE recording of Easter vigil mass, find an Easter morning mass to tune into.

Do an Easter egg hunt indoors around the house - Avery and I are splitting up the downstairs and upstairs and hiding eggs for each other. Yes we're children, and we're pumped.

Have a hearty brunch. Here's what's on our menu:

Mimosas (and fake/mock ones for Meg since she's pregnant)


Spend the day relaxing and rejoicing in the truth that He has risen.

End the day with an amazing Easter dinner. Here's what's on our menu:

Sparkling Cider for Meg

Probably Beer for Avery

Pork or Ham - whichever Avery decides he wants to cook up that day. Either will be delicious if he's the one cooking it.

Tart For All Seasons - Meg is using her moms recipe but this one is similar.

At the end of the day, whether you do all of the above, or pick and choose where you can add something in - as long as your center focus throughout the whole week is on Christ and what He went through to save us from sin and death, your week will be Holy.

Happy Easter and Happy Eating!

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