The Jesus Tree ~ Week Two

by | Feb 2, 2008 | Crafts, Jesus Tree, Jesus Tree Ornaments, Lent, Liturgical Year | 9 comments

Well, the roads are extremely icy, and I have already heard of many accidents this morning, so we won’t be able to make the drive to Mass. It makes me sad when I can’t get the boys there to serve… They love it so much! As do I, and it is First Friday no less… I am hoping it warms up enough to get to town for the “Candle Mass” tomorrow!

I also think Snuggles has an ear infection… I thought at first he might just be teething, but he is so hard to comfort, that I think it is more than that. Poor Baby! Please say a quick prayer for him!

Well, the kids are getting off task, so I better get back to them… I hope to finish school early, since this afternoon, being the feast of St. Brigid, we will have a tea and craft time similar to the one Dawn had last year. I am looking forward to reading Brigid’s Cloak, it looks great! We will also read this coming Sunday’s readings and Gospel from our Magnifikid.

Anyway, before I sign off for the day, here are the symbols, readings and links to coloring pages for the second week of Lent, days 6 to 12. I have added week one to my sidebar, so you can find it easily.

Have a wonderful day!

Day 6 ~ Jesus Cleanses the Temple

Symbol: Whip
Readings: Jn 2:13-17, Mt 21:12-13
NCPB: The Sellers in the Temple Pages 118-119
Coloring: Jesus in the Temple
Just For Fun: Jesus Cleanses the Temple Crossword, Word Jumble and Word Search

Day 7 ~ Sermon on the Mount

Symbol: Mountain
Readings: Mt 5:1-16, 43-48, LK 6:20-26
NCPB: The Sermon on the Mount, Jesus teaches Charity Pages 130-133
Coloring: Sermon on the Mount
Just for Fun: Blessed Attitudes Crossword

Day 8 ~ Martha and Mary

Symbol: Footstool
Readings: Lk 10:38-42
NCPB: Jesus with Martha and Mary Pages 172-173
Coloring: Mary & Martha; Mary and Martha with our Lord (Update: Mary and Martha)

Day 9 ~ Great Catch of Fish/Disciples

Symbol: Fish
Readings: Lk 5:1-11, Mt 4:18-22, Mk 1:16-20
NCPB: The Great Catch of Fish Pages 124-125;
The Mission of the Apostles Pages 168-169
Coloring: Miraculous Catch of Fish (Update:  Jesus Tells Apostles to Fish)
Just for Fun: Unscramble the names of the Apostles
**might be fun to play “Go Fish,” and have a “goldfish” snack too!

Day 10 ~ Jesus Blesses the Children

Symbol: Child’s Face
Readings: Mt 19:13-15, Mk 10:13-16; Lk 18:15-17
NCPB: Jesus and Little Children Pages 164-165;
Coloring: Jesus Blesses the Children (Update: Jesus Blesses the Children)

Day 11 ~ The Transfiguration

Symbol: Radiant Face
Readings: Mt 17:1-8, Mk 9:2-8; Lk 9:28-36
NCPB: The Transfiguration Pages 160-161;
Coloring: The Transfiguration (Update:  The Transfiguration)
Just for Fun: Transfiguration Maze; Word Search; Word Jumble

Day 12 ~ Curing of Ten Lepers

Symbol: Spotted Hand
Readings: Lk 17:12-19
NCPB: The Ten Lepers Pages 126-127;
Coloring: Jesus heals the Lepers
Just for Fun: Jesus heals Ten Lepers Decoder Puzzle


  1. Amy

    You Jesus Tree is wonderful! Thank you for sharing it with us. 🙂

  2. Anonymous

    Hi Jessica,

    Blessings abundant…your site is phenominal. Thank you so much for all your hard work, it is a blessing for me to see the things you have. Love Joan H.

  3. Anonymous

    Thanks for sharing.I forgot my patron Saint is that of beer.So I said a prayer that I would have beer sales of miraculous proportions this super bowl Sunday :} Auntie B

  4. Jessica Gordon

    Thanks Amy!!

    HI Joan!!!!

    And… Auntie B… She is also patron of dairy workers, so maybe you will have sales of miraculous proportions of milk instead of beer, this Super bowl Sunday… Now wouldn’t that be interesting?

  5. Renee

    Wonderful job! These will become your family’s most treasured items for Lent. We made our own many years ago and the biggest challenge to the married children is “who” gets to use them…so we’ve decided to alternate years until they all get their very own made themselves. wink.

  6. Anonymous

    Jessica, I came across your site the day before Ash Wednesday, just in time. The Jesus Tree has been a blessing for our family! For now, I’m using the coloring pages and doing the readings with my children at bedtime. I hope to get as organized as you for next year. 😉 Thank you so much!!

    Cecilia – mommy of five too 🙂

  7. Jessica Gordon

    Cecilia, thank you for your sweet comment! I’m so glad you have been able to use the coloring pages for your kids! As far as being organized, my dear hubby laughed at that!! 😉 I am a work in progress! Although, I am finding that it is key to my sanity, so I am working HARD on it! I hope you are having a very blessed Lent!

  8. LizJ.

    Thanks so much. I was looking for a coloring sheet on the transfiguration to help with teaching Sunday school and found so much more. What a blessing. LizJ.

  9. Unknown

    Hi Jessica, i'm from Brazil and i'm a housewife and mother of three kids (two boys 5 y-old and 3 y-old and a little girl 1 and half year) i also have two children in heaven. i loved your blog and i'm learning a lot with your example! here we can't have homeschooling, but i sent my oldest at the older as he could go! well i always wonder how you keep things so organized, because my house (and life sometimes) is such a mess!! well i want to do Jesus tree for next year, because i found your site too late 🙁
    love and God Bless you Ana


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