Archbishop Bernard's Message for Easter Sunday

The Archbishop's Easter Message will be available on Easter Sunday.


Easter Resources and Retreats

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Bible Society

Easter for Children and Families

Musical Resources

God Who Speaks

CAFOD

Podcasts

Written Resources


Liturgy and Worship Group Resource selections

The Diocesan Liturgy and Worship Group will be selecting Lent and Easter resources for you to explore on the Diocese Life blog every week from week commencing 28 February. 


Bible Society - Journey through Lent, Easter and Pentecost

This Easter season, journey with Jesus on his path to the cross and celebrate his resurrection. Bible Society has a host of resources to help you reflect and celebrate, including our new children’s Easter booklet The Greatest Miracle of All.

This year you can choose resources that cover Lent, Easter and The In-between Time until Pentecost.

Journey with Bible Society

Easter for Children and families

The Easter Donkey
The Easter Donkey is a lovely and interactive way to tell the Easter Story

How to Make an Easter Garden
Juliet form St Albans Cathedral shows you how to make an Easter Garden in this video:

For a written step-by-step guide, you can go to MyBaba.

Hot Cross Bun recipe
This simple hot cross bun recipe for kids with step by step instructions is easy enough for children and beginner bakers to try.

Free downloadable cards for this Easter 

St Francis Leprosy Guild would like to offer parishes downloadable Easter cards featuring the crucifixion and their patron, St Francis.

There are seven different cards, each with an Easter design and the words Hallelujah! He is Risen! inside. Two of the cards are designed to appeal to children and one can be coloured in.

The cards are simple to make as follows:

  • download your favourite Easter cards by clicking on the links
  • print on normal A4-sized photocopy paper
  • fold in half and half again
  • add your own message
  • put in an A6-sized envelope and give to family and friends.       

Downloadable Easter Cards


Musical Resources

Songs of the Resurrection

CJM Music share 8 songs of the Resurrection.

Songs of the Resurrection

EASTER OneLife Stream for schools

Join OneLife Music on FRIDAY 6th MAY 2022 as we celebrate LIVE to the classroom, the joyful season of Easter in worship and song.

Song sheets, teacher notes and resources are available prior to the Stream for those who wish to practice beforehand.

Easter OneLife live stream


God Who Speaks

The national Scripture campaign led by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales and Bible Society continues.

A selection of Lent and Eastertide resources for you to use at home, in your schools or churches.



Scripture Workshops

The Society of St Gregory is offering Scripture workshops:

Wednesday 27 April 2022 at 7.30-9pm: Scriptures for Eastertime (Mgr Kevin McGinnell)

Online interactive sessions, with lots of practical help and tips.

More information and book


CAFOD

Printable prayers for Easter either to use on your own, in a group or in Church.

Pact - a new Stations of the Cross liturgy

This Lent Pact, the major Catholic prisons charity, is sharing with parishes a new Stations of the Cross liturgy. The simple text includes the words of prisoners, people with convictions and people who have served a ‘hidden sentence’ alongside a family member in prison.

We invite you to use the liturgy in your parish or community during Lent. ‘All my life I’d been in this defeated place. I thought I was just a bad person; a bad apple and I was just going to be like that for the rest of my life. Then I came into contact with an addiction programme and I had already been praying...For the first time in my life, I was not just wanting to be a good person but trying to be a good person on a daily basis and having the tools to do it through prayer.’ The human dignity of those among us whose lives have been shaped by their experiences of the criminal justice system, shines through this text. We invite you to truly listen.

Download the Stations of the Cross liturgy

The Prison Advice & Care Trust (Pact) is a pioneering national charity that supports prisoners, people with convictions, and their children and families. We provide caring and life changing services at every stage of the criminal justice process: in court, in prison, on release, and in the community.

Podcasts

Reading Acts in Easter - Catholic Bishops' Conference

Listen to the ‘Acts of the Apostles’ read throughout the season of Easter. Starting on Easter Monday, we begin Luke’s account of the early church after Christ’s Resurrection. The book of Acts records the spread of the Gospel from Jerusalem to Rome. You can listen to all 28 chapters, one-a-day from Monday to Saturday, taken from the English Standard Version of the Bible.

Reading Acts

Written resources

Deacon Sean Loone of Our Lady of the Wayside parish in Shirley, Birmingham, has written ‘Sharing in the Life of God - A Journey into the Real Meaning of Easter’. This is Deacon Sean’s third book and its overwhelming message is one of optimism, hope and joy.


Friends of the Holy Land present a prayer resource bringing the reality of Easter in the Holy Land to life.