Sunday School–Week Twenty-Six–“Easter Sunday”

Our Art Gallery

Celebrating Easter Through Art

Liturgical Guides for Children

MagnifiKid! published by Magnificat is a wonderful resource for Catholic families, churches and religious education programs. It is a guide to the readings for each week for children ages 6 to 12. There are helpful notes, definitions of words, and activities for each week’s reading. Here is an excerpt from April 12, 2020, Easter Sunday, pages 8-9:

“The Paschal candle”

“The Paschal (Easter) candle is a large candle engraved with the present year and two Greek letters. The letters are called Alpha and Omega, the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. This symbolizes that everything begins and ends with Christ, that he is the same yesterday, today, and for ever. The light of the Paschal candle is a sign of the Resurrection. It is lit during the Easter Vigil and continues to burn in the church throughout the Easter season, and during baptisms and funerals throughout the year.”

An Easter Vigil Reading

Source:  Genesis, chapter 1 “The Story of Creation”

“In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth,
God said: ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.
Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea,
the birds of the air, and the cattle,
and over all the wild animals
and all the creatures that crawl on the ground.’
God created man in his image;
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
God blessed them, saying:
‘Be fertile and multiply;
fill the earth and subdue it.
Have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air,
and all the living things that move on the earth.’
God also said:
‘See, I give you every seed-bearing plant all over the earth
and every tree that has seed-bearing fruit on it to be your food;
and to all the animals of the land, all the birds of the air,
and all the living creatures that crawl on the ground,
I give all the green plants for food.’
And so it happened.
God looked at everything he had made, and found it very good.”


A Reading from the Gospel of John, chapter 20:1-9 “The Empty Tomb”

“On the first day of the week,
Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning,
while it was still dark,
and saw the stone removed from the tomb.
So she ran and went to Simon Peter
and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them,
‘They have taken the Lord from the tomb,
and we don’t know where they put him.’
So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb.
They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter
and arrived at the tomb first;
he bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go in.
When Simon Peter arrived after him,
he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there,
and the cloth that had covered his head,
not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place.
Then the other disciple also went in,
the one who had arrived at the tomb first,
and he saw and believed.
For they did not yet understand the Scripture
that he had to rise from the dead.”

Our Easter Music

“Jesus Christ is Risen Today”


1 Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!
our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!
suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!

2 Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!
unto Christ, our heavenly King, Alleluia!
who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!

3 But the pains which he endured, Alleluia!
our salvation have procured. Alleluia!
Now above the sky he’s King, Alleluia!
where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!

4 Sing we to our God above, Alleluia!
praise eternal as God’s love. Alleluia!
Praise our God, ye heavenly host, Alleluia!
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Alleluia!

Week Twenty-Six–Suggested Homework Activities

There is no homework for this week.