Lent

We journey to the Cross, in preparation for Christ's death and resurrection.

Jesus' Death and Resurrection

Prepare parishioners for a fruitful celebration of the Easter mysteries.

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Lent Rite Journey

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Palm Sunday

The Passion of the Lord kicks off the holiest week of the year. What is the meaning of this unique liturgy, and how does Christ's passion inspire passionate living for us? These resources will help you prepare the whole community for celebrating Palm Sunday.

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Celebrating Triduum

Triduum, the three holiest days from sundown Holy Thursday to sundown Easter Sunday, is a liturgical season unto itself in between the seasons of Lent and Easter. What are the roots of this season and what are the core meanings of the liturgical celebrations of Triduum?

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Walking with Jesus through Lent (Year B)

During Lent, we grow in holiness when we walk with Jesus through his life, suffering, and death to his Resurrection.

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Lent • Celebrate Family

Family Faith sharing resources for the season of Lent

FamilyFaith@Home

Lent 2021

This resource offers ideas for families to pray together, have faith-filled conversations, and reach out in service during the Lenten season.

Good Friday - Death of the Messiah • Generations of Faith

Resources focused on Good Friday - Death of the Messiah

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Holy Week • Generations of Faith

Resources focused on Holy Week

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Lent • Generations of Faith

Resources focused on Lent

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Winter & Lenten Social Activities • Gather Us In

Ideas meant to jump-start your own brainstorming for social activities for families. They are tentatively placed according to season, but many would work at different times of the year, particularly in different climates. These are an aid to your ingenuity, not a replacement for it. • By Kathleen O'Connell Chesto

Winter & Lenten Service Activities • Gather Us In

Ideas meant to jump-start your own brainstorming for service activities for families. They are tentatively placed according to season, but many would work at different times of the year, particularly in different climates. These are an aid to your ingenuity, not a replacement for it. • By Kathleen O'Connell Chesto

Forgiveness Session • Gather Us In

This activity was originally designed to help those families who are preparing a child for the sacrament of reconciliation for the first time. It has been modified, to review the concept of forgiveness and celebrate reconciliation outside the sacrament. It makes an excellent preparation for Lent. • By Kathleen O'Connell Chesto

Lenten Crosses Activity • Gather Us In

This activity is similar to Advent wreaths. The entire activity will take less than an hour. It can be done in conjunction with a related prayer service, if you have more time. • By Kathleen O'Connell Chesto

Calvary Walk Activity • Gather Us In

This reflection on the Way of the Cross was designed to help families recognize how Jesus is suffering in the world today. Although preschoolers can easily be incorporated into the activity, it is not particularly appropriate for those families who only have small children. School age children will gain far more from the experience. • By Kathleen O'Connell Chesto

Desert (Lent) Ritual • Gather Us In

Two options for desert-themed rituals, especially for the Lenten season. • By Kathleen O'Connell Chesto

Lenten Almsgiving • First Steps for Families

Help parents and children understand how we are invited to give in sacrifice during Lent.

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Lenten Fasting • First Steps for Families

Help parents and children understand why and how we are invited to abstain from some eating during Lent.

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Ash Wednesday Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

This Faith Festival is designed to prepare households to enter into the celebration of Ash Wednesday. • By Mariette Martineau

Mardi Gras: Preparing for Lent Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

This Faith Festival is designed to help households be ready for the season of Lent and focuses on the practices of almsgiving, prayer and fasting. • By Mariette Martineau