Caring for Our Clergy With Holy Week Survival Kits

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We spent this morning putting together “Holy Week Survival Kits” for the priests and deacons from our parish. Holy Week is a marathon of rites and liturgies which will test the limits of their strength and endurance.
When we started our Survival Kit tradition a few years ago, my children seemed stunned by the idea that the priests at our parish could ever be worn out by saying Masses and hearing Confessions. They were surprised to learn that their priests were human after all.
We started this years kits with a brainstorming session and the simple question “If you had to spend a week on your feet and talking, what would hurt or be tired?” and followed it up with “What would help you get through that?”
We made and edited a shopping list, set a budget, and then went shopping

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Rebecca Frech is a Catholic author, speaker, CrossFit coach, and the Managing Editor of The Catholic Conspiracy website. She is the author of the best-selling books Teaching in Your Tiara: A Homeschooling Book for the Rest of Us and Can We Be Friends? She is a co-host of the popular podcast The Visitation Project, and is a columnist for The National Catholic Register. She and her husband live just outside Dallas with their eight children, a German Shepherd named Dave, and an ever-multiplying family of dust-bunnies.

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