Good Friday Collection


These reflections are written by Knights and Dames of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre to increase awareness of the plight of the Christians in the Holy Land and to promote the Good Friday Collection for the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land. We are offering them for publication in diocesan and archdiocesan newspapers and magazines and parish bulletins in our Lieutenancy to increase our fellow Catholics' knowledge of the Holy Land and to encourage their support for the Holy Sites and the “Living Stones” of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.

Each dated section below contains material for one of the Sundays of Lent, leading up to Easter Sunday. The PDF version of each reflection is a one-sided 8.5" X 11" poster, which can be viewed here, downloaded and included in a parish newsletter, downloaded-printed out-and used as a flyer as it stands. 

These materials are Copyright © 2019 by the North Central Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, but they may be used and/or copied freely provided that they are not modified (other than necessary reformatting for publication) and that their source is acknowledged.


Good Friday Collection Invitation VIDEO

Introductory Material

Bulletin Insert 4x6 (PDF)

Good Friday Insert (JPEG)

Good Friday POSTER (JPEG)


Materials from Franciscan Custody

How the Collection in Used

Good Friday Poster-English

Bulletin and Pulpit Announcement

Prayer Card-English-2019


Mass & Bulletin Announcements

Good Friday Mass Announcement (DOCX)

Bulletin Article (DOCX)

Alternate Mass Announcement (DOCX)

Reflection for the First Sunday of Lent: March 10, 2019

Facing Temptations  The Journey of Lent

First Sunday of Lent Reflection (PDF)

Reflection for the Second Sunday of Lent: March 17, 2019

Looking for Glory? — Follow Jesus!

Second Sunday of Lent Reflection (PDF)

Reflection for the Third Sunday of Lent: March 24, 2019

Are you Bearing Fruit this Lent?

Third Sunday of Lent Reflection (PDF)

Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Lent: March 31, 2019

Forgiveness and Mercy — How are You Doing?

Fourth Sunday of Lent Reflection (PDF)

Reflection for the Fifth Sunday of Lent: April 7, 2019

Have You Felt the Merciful Gaze of Christ?

Fifth Sunday of Lent Reflection (PDF)

Reflection for Palm Sunday: April 14, 2019

Is Christ the King in Your Heart?

Palm Sunday Reflection (PDF)

Reflection for Easter Sunday: April 21, 2019

Know the Joy — Live the Resurrection!

Easter Sunday Reflection (PDF)