The season of Lent invites us to take a close look at our lives, turn our minds and hearts back to God and intentionally prepare to renew our baptismal promises at Easter. There are a myriad of Lent resources for parishes and schools. As you prepare to guide your faith community through Lent, take a peek at some of the tools available at the 'click' of your mouse!
February 17: Ash Wednesday
March 17: Saint Patrick
March 19: Saint Joseph
March 25: The Annunciation of the Lord
March 28: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
April 1: Holy Thursday
April 2: Good Friday
April 4: Easter Sunday
*NEW* Forty Lenten Ideas - Janet Schaeffler, OP, Vibrant Faith Ministries, Faith Formation Learning Exchange.net.
*NEW* Lent Prayer Service - Pope Francis 2018.pdf (With excerpts from Pope Francis’ Lenten Message)
- Joe Paprocki's Catechist’s Journey arrives daily via email with suggestions for Catholic school teachers and parish catechists alike including a curation of Lent resources. Click here.
- Loyola Press has compiled excellent Lent Resources worth exploring. Click here.
- A great starter article is Lenten Activities for Children. Click here.
- Dynamic Catholic produces a daily video reflection. Sign up now for the Best Lent Ever 2021.
- The Liturgical Catechist curates a wide variety of Lent resources. Click here.
- The Religion Teacher also has great Lent activities. Click here.
- Sadlier Religion offers numerous links, articles and ideas. Click here.
- Busted Halo is a great website especially for those who work with teens and young adults. Take a look at 25 Great Things You Can Do for Lent & Lent In Three Minutes.
- Two short articles to inspire Lenten Practices are: Forty Lenten Ideas by Janet Schaeffler, OP and 101 Practical Fasting Ideas for Lent by Deacon Nick Senger.
- The McGrath Institute for Church Life offers a beautiful free, e-book called, A Spiritual Pilgrimage to Christ Through Lent: A Guide for Bible Study and Faith Sharing.
- Liturgy Training Publications publishes an outstanding bilingual resource for community catechesis called Keeping the Seasons of Lent and Easter 2021.
- The United States Catholic Conference of Bishops offers a Lent Calendar. Click here.
- The Catholic Apostolate Center compiles resources for Lent and Easter Calendar. Click here.
- Building Faith offers beautiful articles and ideas. Click here.
- The ideas on Pinterest are endless. Click here.
- The Pastoral Center has excellent resources to help coach and equip parents to introduce Jesus to their children. Growing Up Catholic - Home
More coming soon!