One of my favorite traditions at Easter is the blessing of Easter foods and baskets on Holy Saturday. When I was a kid growing up in a predominantly Polish parish in Chicago, my siblings and I annually lugged several baskets full of the best-smelling Easter foods to the parish hall on Holy Saturday for the blessing of Easter foods known as the Święconka (shveeyen-TSON-kah). Many parishes continue this tradition on Holy Saturday; however, there is no reason such a blessing cannot be done in your own home as well. In this episode of Pop-Up Catechesis, we explore how to do a blessing of Easter foods at home in the domestic church and the catechetical significance of the various foods we bless.
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