Holy Week Prayer Services

Holy Week Prayer Services

There are a number of great Holy Week prayer services for kids that religion teachers and catechists can use in class the week before Easter. We should all use this time, known as the Triduum, as a special week of preparation for the joys of Easter with particular focus on preparing our hearts with the perspective of Christ’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection.

A special thanks to the many great websites that have developed the prayer services for Holy Week below. While not all of the links are to fully developed prayer services, many of the prayers can be printed out and distributed to your students for your own prayer service. You might even invite students to use the links below to plan class prayer on their own.

Holy Week Prayer Service Ideas

Holy Week Prayer Ideas (JaredDees.com)

Triduum Prayer Service (Catholic Teacher Resources)

Prayer for Holy Week (Catholic Online)

Prayer Centers for the Passion and Resurrection of Our Lord (Loyola Press)

Honoring Holy Week (Catechist.com)

Palm Sunday Prayer Service Ideas

Family Prayer for Palm Sunday and Holy Week (Catholic Online)

Palm Weaving and Braiding (Catechist’s Journey)

Holy Thursday Prayer Service Ideas

Triduum Prayer Service (Catholic Teacher Resources)

Holy Thursday Prayer to Appreciate the Mass (Catholic.org)

Prayer for Holy Thursday (Education for Justice)

Guided Meditation: Jesus Washes His Disciples’ Feet (Engaging Faith)

Good Friday Prayer Service

Triduum Prayer Service (Catholic Teacher Resources)

Guided Meditation: Peter Denies Jesus (Engaging Faith)


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Jared Dees is the creator of The Religion Teacher. He is the Content Marketing Manager at Ave Maria Press and the author of 31 Days to Becoming a Better Religious Educator, To Heal, Proclaim, and Teach, and Praying the Angelus.