Shop Now Login/Register View Quote View Cart
1.800.221.5175
Catechetical Programs
We Believe Catholic Identity, Parish Edition Grades K–6 View Details | Buy Now
We Believe Catholic Identity, School Edition Grades K–6 View Details | Buy Now
We Live Our Faith Catholic Identity Edition Grades 7–8 View Details | Buy Now
Our Catholic Faith Grades 4–6 View Details | Buy Now
One Faith, One Lord Grades 7–Adult View Details | Buy Now
Discovering God Ages 3–5 View Details | Buy Now
God's Own Making Grades 4–8 View Details | Buy Now
Between You and Your Child Grades K–8 View Details | Buy Now
Sacrament Programs
Core
Believe • Celebrate • Live Reconciliation Primary Ages 7 and 8 View Details | Buy Now
Believe • Celebrate • Live Eucharist Primary Ages 7 and 8 View Details | Buy Now
Believe • Celebrate • Live Confirmation Ages 12–15 View Details | Buy Now
Believe • Celebrate • Live Confirmation Restored Order Ages 7–9 View Details | Buy Now
Believe • Celebrate • Live Reconciliation and Eucharist Intermediate Ages 9 and 10 View Details | Buy Now
We Believe and Celebrate Baptism View Details | Buy Now
Supplemental
We Gather in Prayer Kit Grades K–Adult Buy Now
My Reconciliation and Prayer Book Ages 7–9 View Details | Buy Now
My Mass Book Ages 7–9 View Details | Buy Now
We Believe and Pray Grades 4–6 View Details | Buy Now
Catechetical Bilingual
Creemos Identidad católica Grades K–6 View Details | Buy Now
Vivimos nuestra fe Grades 7–8 View Details | Buy Now
Nuestra fe catolica Grades 4–6 View Details | Buy Now
Una sola fe, un solo Señor Grades 7–Adult View Details | Buy Now
Entre usted y sus hijos Buy Now
Sacrament Bilingual
Core
Creer • Celebrar • Vivir Reconiliación Primaria Ages 7 and 8 View Details | Buy Now
Creer • Celebrar • Vivir Eucaristia Primaria Ages 7 and 8 View Details | Buy Now
Creer • Celebrar • Vivir Confirmación Ages 12–15 View Details | Buy Now
Creer • Celebrar • Vivir Reconciliación y Eucharisita Intermedio Ages 9 and 10 View Details | Buy Now
Creer • Celebrar • Vivir Confirmación-Restauración del orden sacramental Ages 7–9 View Details | Buy Now
Creemos y celebramos Bautismo View Details | Buy Now
Supplemental
Mi Reconciliación y libro de oración Ages 7–9 View Details | Buy Now
Mi libro de la Misa Ages 7–9 View Details | Buy Now
Lifelong Learning
Bibles
The Compass Bible for Catholic Teens Buy Now
My Big Book of Catholic Bible Stories Buy Now
La Biblia católica para jóvenes Buy Now
Adult Resources
Everything About Parish Ministry I Wish I Had Known Buy Now
Catechism
YOUCAT Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church Buy Now
Catechism of the Catholic Church Buy Now
United States Catholic Catechism for Adults Buy Now
General Directory of Catechesis Buy Now
National Directory of Catechesis Buy Now
YOUCAT: Catecismo Joven de la Iglesia Católica Buy Now
Catecismo Católica de los Estados Unidos para adultos Buy Now
Prayer Books
YOUCAT: The Youth Prayer Book Buy Now
Parent's Guide to Prayer Buy Now
Prayerbook for Catechists Buy Now
Sagrada Biblia: Dios Habla Hoy Buy Now
sadlierReligion Hero-1.png

September 18, 2018 WBB Feast Days & Holidays, WBB Ordinary Time, WBB Primary, WBB Intermediate, REL Seasons - Ordinary Time, REL Asset - Mini Lesson, REL Catechetical - K–6, REL Topic - Catechesis

Explaining Liturgical Colors Lesson and Activity

It is always an appropriate time of year to discuss the liturgical year with your students. Depending on the age of the students you teach, you can adapt the information to share. In this article, you'll find an awesome mini Liturgical Colors Lesson and Activity for students. Download available in English and Spanish.

explaining-liturical-colors-to-children-lesson-and-activity

For Catholics, the Church year is the Liturgical Year, a sequence of seasons and feasts that are celebrated in the liturgy—the official public prayer of the Church—during a year’s time. Unlike our traditional 365-day calendar, the purpose of the Liturgical Year Calendar is not to mark the passage of time, but to more fully celebrate and understand the entire mystery of Jesus Christ, from his Incarnation and birth until his Ascension, the day of Pentecost, and the expectation of his return in glory. During the course of a year, the Paschal Mystery—the Passion, Death, Resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus—is viewed from different angles, in different lights.

Below is a brief description of the seasons we celebrate during the liturgical year.

  • Advent begins the liturgical year. During Advent we prepare to celebrate Jesus’ birth and await Christmas, the celebration of the coming of the Son of God, Jesus Christ. This year, the season of Advent begins on November 20.

  • During the Christmas season, we celebrate that God is with us always. The Christmas season begins on Christmas Day, December 25.

  • Ordinary Time is divided into two parts. The first falls between Christmas and Lent. During this season, we celebrate the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and what it means to be his disciple. Ordinary Time is a time to learn and follow the teachings of Christ in our daily lives, to grow as his followers, and to become better able to give witness to his Good news in our everyday lives. The season is called Ordinary Time because the weeks are named in number order.

  • Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent on March 1. During Lent we remember that Jesus suffered, died, and rose to new life. We pray, give alms, and fast in order to grow closer to Jesus and to one another. During Lent, we support those preparing for the Sacraments of Christian Initiation.

  • The Easter Triduum is the Church’s greatest celebration. Triduum lasts three days (from Holy Thursday evening until Easter Sunday evening) and we remember and celebrate in the liturgy, with many traditions and rituals, the suffering, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

  • The season of Easter begins on Easter Sunday evening (April 16) and continues until Pentecost Sunday (June 4). During the Easter season we rejoice in Jesus’ Resurrection and in the new life we have in Jesus Christ.

  • The second part of Ordinary Time occurs between the seasons of Easter and Advent.

Liturgies celebrated during the different seasons of the liturgical year have distinctive music and specific readings, prayers, and rituals. All of these work together to reflect the spirit of the particular season. The colors of the vestments that the priest wears during the liturgy also help express the character of the mysteries being celebrated.

Help the children in your home or religious education program learn about the liturgical year and the colors that are used for each season. Download a mini lesson and activity to share with students. An answer key is also included in the download.

Liturgical-Activity

Liturgical Colors Mini Lesson & Activity Download Now

Mini-lección y actividad de los Colores litúrgicos Descargar ahora