Good Friday is the Friday before Easter. On Good Friday, Catholics commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, who died to redeem us. There is no mass on Good Friday, but your local parish will hold a liturgy to remember this tremendous act of love. Attend them with your family.
Typical elements of the solemn Liturgical Commemoration of Our Lord’s Passion and Death are:
- Reading of the passion of our Lord Jesus Christ
- Veneration of the cross
- A bare altar
- Distribution of communion (consecrated at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday)
- The congregation leaves in silence.
Remember that the Triduum is a single event, so take your family to church on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil to really help your children receive the full impact of this beautiful liturgical celebration.