Good Friday is the day on which Christians commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. It is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday.
On Good Friday we are with Jesus at the moment of his death. We are invited to stand at the cross with Mary, his mother and his close friend John, the apostle, to comfort and to love him. Traditionally in Catholic churches all over the world there is a Good Friday Liturgy, The Celebration of the Passion of the Lord, at 3pm to mark the time of Jesus’ death. There may also be one in the evening. Attend the liturgies in person or online in your parish. Check the diocesan website for times of services in your parish. www.derrydiocese.org
- Make a Good Friday Cross at Home catecheticalcentre.org/primary-school-resources/create-your-own-good-friday-cross
- If you have a crucifix in the house place it somewhere you will see it often today. Each time you see it say a prayer thanking Jesus for what He did for us.
- Jesus gave his life for us. It is a day of Fast and Abstinence for Catholics. What could you sacrifice and go without on Good Friday?
- Pray quietly using the resources below
- Guided Meditation Simon of Cyrene Carries the Cross
- Guided Gospel Meditations for Adults and Youth by Mary Murphy
- Pray the Stations of the Cross using the resources below
- Stations of the Cross for Younger Children Colouring Pages
- Stations of the Cross for Children in the time of Pandemic Stations of the Cross for Children During the Coronavirus 2021
- Stations of the Cross for Young People Stations of the Cross for Young People