Mission Office

Holy Week/Easter Resources for Children

Missionary Childhood Association Resource (PDF)

The Reason For Hope (PDF)



"My faith grew stronger and I also realized... how I am very lucky to have a meal. I also moved myself to say I love you to my parents because other kids don't have parents." 
- 5th grade student's description of CRS Rice Bowl.


As we journey with Christ through this Holy Week, we pause to recognize that so many members of our global human family continue to carry heavy crosses—the cross of hunger, of poverty, of violence, of climate change. So often, those crosses force families to flee from their homes, searching for a better life.


During this Holy Week, watch our Stations of the Cross Digital Retreats, alone or with your family. Reflect on how Christ continues to carry the cross even today in the hardships faced by so many of our brothers and sisters around the world—especially those forced to flee from their homes due to violence, natural disasters or climate change.

How can you commit your Holy Week to be a companion on the journey for someone struggling under a heavy cross?


Maryknoll Mission Immersion Program

April 16-22, 2018
Texas Rio Grande Valley



We Imitate Jesus When We Pray in Times of Suffering

A Reflection for the Fifth Sunday of Lent (March 18)

It is natural in the Lenten Season to contemplate the Passion of Jesus Christ. We know that the Son of God...

Read also reflections on the Scripture for the Solemnity of St. Joseph, March 19.