Please hang this on your door every day throughout Holy Week. Feel free to get creative! Remember to tag the Diocese of Erie (Facebook, Instagram) and The Office of Faith Formation (Facebook, Instagram) with pictures of your own doors and yards.

Palm Sunday


Door Decoration
Palms or Branches

Why?
They symbolize that Jesus brings us and is ultimate peace and victory.

Reflect
How can you prepare your heart for Jesus?

Video

Prayer

Activity
Who is Jesus?


Holy Thursday


Door Decoration
Footprint

Why?
Symbolizes that Jesus came to us as a servant and calls us to serve one another.

Reflect
How are you serving one another? How can Jesus love you today?

Video

Prayer

Activity
Footprint Template
*Or trace your own feet!*


Good Friday


Door Decoration
Cross

Why?
Symbolizes that Jesus is our eternal, loving Savior.

Reflect
How are you blessed? How does your life show that?

Video

Prayer

Activity
Create a gratitude list, collage, or prayer to give thanks to Jesus for his life and yours.


Holy Saturday


Door Decoration
Light (stringed, lanterns, etc.)

Why?
Symbolizes that Jesus overcomes all evil and sin.

Reflect
What places of fear or darkness do you need Jesus’ love to shine light in your life? Ask him.

Video

Prayer

Activity
Turn your lights on at dusk and drive or walk around neighborhood (with proper distancing) to see how Jesus’ light shines forth.


Easter Sunday


Door Decoration
White Cloth

Why?
Symbolizes the joy that Jesus has risen. Hallelujah!

Reflect
How can you live a life of joy? How does Jesus show us?

Video

Prayer

Activity
Participate in Mass online, TV, or radio. Open yourself to receive joy in unexpected places, as Mary Magdalene did on the first Easter morning.