SJE Kids (K-4th)

Dear families of SJE KIDS, 2 April 2020


As our Lenten journey together comes to an end, we enter Holy Week on Palm Sunday which commemorates the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.  At sundown on Thursday, 9 April, we begin the Triduum (“three days”) which concludes at sundown on Easter Sunday.  

As we continue to offer prayers for one another and share creative ways of deepening our faith and living more meaningful and thoughtful lives, may we all remember that Holy week is the most sacred time of year for Catholics.  In so doing, GIFT your families with time each day to reflect on the “timeliness” of the coronavirus during this Lent, time in the “desert” to reassess our lives and commitment to our faith, family, and friends … a reset for the world.  

Canticle  -  Daniel 3:57-88,56

Let all creatures praise the Lord
All you servants of the Lord, sing praise to him (Revelation 19:5)

Bless the Lord, all you works of the Lord.
Praise and exalt him above all forever.
Angels of the Lord, bless the Lord.
You heavens, bless the Lord.
All you waters above the heavens, bless the Lord.
All you hosts of the Lord, bless the Lord.
Sun and moon, bless the Lord.
Stars of heaven, bless the Lord.

Every shower and dew, bless the Lord.
All you winds, bless the Lord.
Fire and heat, bless the Lord.
Cold and chill, bless the Lord.
Dew and rain, bless the Lord.
Frost and chill, bless the Lord.
Ice and snow, bless the Lord.
Nights and days, bless the Lord.
Light and darkness, bless the Lord.
Lightnings and clouds, bless the Lord.

Let the earth bless the Lord.
Praise and exalt him above all forever.
Mountains and hills, bless the Lord.
Everything growing from the earth, bless the Lord.
You springs, bless the Lord. 

Seas and rivers, bless the Lord.
You dolphins and all water creatures, bless the Lord.
All you birds of the air, bless the Lord.
All you beasts, wild and tame, bless the Lord.
You sons of men, bless the Lord.

O Israel, bless the Lord.
Praise and exalt him above all forever.
Priests of the Lord, bless the Lord.
Servants of the Lord, bless the Lord.
Spirits and souls of the just, bless the Lord.
Holy men of humble heart, bless the Lord.
Hananiah, Azariah, Mishael, bless the Lord.
Praise and exalt him above all forever.

Let us bless the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Let us praise and exalt him above all forever.
Blessed are you, Lord, in the firmament of heaven.
Praiseworthy and glorious and exalted above all forever. 

As we approach Holy Week, I’d like to ask all SJE KIDS families to access the following resources from Our Sunday Visitor as the focus for our collective spiritual nourishment … and remember that “God is good all the time … all the time, God is GOOD!”


  1. This opens a “Home” page for our curriculum, OSV Alive in Christ.  
  2. Click on Student and Family Home.
  3. Scroll down to “Teaching Catholic Kids” and click on the arrow.
  4. Click on “Downloads for your family” to access Family Worksheets, Lent Trivia, Palm Crosses, Stations of the Cross, etc.


Additional (more specific) Holy Week Activities, some from above:  (page 3)  (Lent Trivia)  (Lent and Holy Week)  (The Holiest of Weeks, The Triduum)  (Vacation Bible School – 4 Lessons/Videos/Activities/ FUN!

Our parish website,, for continued updates, and for a multitude of Catholic, Netflix-type offerings for all ages.

A huge THANK YOU to our catechists for keeping in touch with our families!  Know that they, too, are busy with their families, many also working from home.  

With projections for duration of the coronavirus extended, we ask that parents ensure, as a minimum, completion of the OSV Alive in Christ lessons by the end of May.  Access to student books are as follows (click on the link or copy and paste the appropriate grade level.  You will then be asked for a password, listed by grade level below):






Grade 1: !!aicstudent!!2020g1

Grade 2: !!aicstudent!!2020g2

Grade 3: !!aicstudent!!2020g3

Grade 4: !!aicstudent!!2020g4

Grade 5: !!aicstudent!!2020g5

Grade 6: !!aicstudent!!2020g6

Grade 7: !!aicschool!!2020g7

Grade 8: !!aicschool!!2020g8


If you have any questions/concerns, please don’t hesitate to email, text, or call:  [email protected], 321-505-9882.

Be assured of my prayers for ALL of you … for health of body, mind, and soul, for peace and for joy,

Dawn Hurley