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Catechesis - Lent 2018

Family Lenten Calendar

  • Download this nice calendar for the Fridge (click here).

Human Trafficking and the Vatican

  • Cardinal Vincent Nichols on Vatican Commitment to combat human trafficking (click here).

Some Lenten Reading, Watching and Listening

Lenten Activities for Families and Children

Lent resources (Our Sunday Visitor)

Creating a Lenten Prayer Space in the Home (Building Faith)
Children, especially young children, often relate to what they can see and touch better than what they hear. A small table with a cross an empty bowl and purple cloth, among other things, is the beginning of a sensory journey through Lent for families.

Lenten Activities for Children (Catholic Icing)

Activities for preschoolers

Lent at Home: Activities for Busy Catholic Families (Loyola Press)
Simple ideas for Lent including crafts, mealtime sharing, reaching out in kindness and reading for families.

Lenten Ideas for Teens and Children

Ash Wednesday & Lent in Two Minutes (Busted Halo)
Looking for a quick way to explain Ash Wednesday to your friends? Look no further than Busted Halo’s® two-minute video that describes the day which begins the season of Lent, and why Catholics and many Christians receive ashes on their foreheads. You can download this video from the website.

Fasting, Giving, Praying: 25+ Ideas for What Kids & Teens Can Do for Lent (Peanut Butter & Grace)
Help kids practice giving, praying, and fasting this Lent with these ideas . . . plus, a primer on Lent, fasting guidelines, and a downloadable kids’ Lenten planner.

Lenten Ideas for Adults

Forty Lenten Ideas (Janet Schaeffler, OP)
As lent approaches each year, our minds turn to, “what will we do; what will we give up?” Instead of giving up, why not put something in ... something that will take hold and stay with us for the rest of our lives – since Lent is about change/conversion. Remember that real penance is to live life well: to be the mercy and peace of God toward others. Perhaps one or two of these ideas will be helpful.

Lenten Reflections from Fr. Robert Barron (Word on Fire)
Fr. Barron sends daily Lenten reflections right to your inbox.

Your Guides to a Catholic Lent (Our Sunday Visitor)