The Seven Last Words of Christ – A Blackline Master

One of the activities in my 40 Ideas for 40 Days of Lent, 2011, is an exercise on the Seven Last Words of Christ. Since I am once again only going to have about half of my students present this Monday (because of Living Stations rehearsals), I thought it would be nice to have them work on a Lenten activity related to the suffering and death of Jesus that is portrayed in the Living Stations. I realized that it would be easy to formulate this activity into a Blackline Master so that the kids would have the whole thing right in front of them. I’m happy to share these with you:

The Seven Last Words of Christ Blackline Master

The Seven Last Words of Christ – Answer key

Knowing that this activity will not take the whole period, I am also prepared to have them exercise those artistic brain cells that I wrote about the other day. I ran off copies of a Blackline Master that invites them to draw and then color scenes from Holy Week. In copying these BLMs, I actually enlarged them to 11 x 17 to give them more creative space.

Have a great weekend!

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Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at


  1. Joe, it is good to medidate on the last words of Jesus, this Lenten journey, thanks for the spiritual input.

  2. I’ve been following your blog for a while and used your seven last words activity with my small group of 10 year olds at catechism class last week and would like to say thank you, I think it gave them something to reflect on, especially the question asking what his last words tell us about Jesus.
    Interestingly it also made one child realise that Jesus didn’t speak English!

    • Angela, thanks so much for the update on your class and how you used the 7 Last Words activity…I love to hear how catechists adapt activities and how kids respond!

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