Lenten Resources

Here are links to the various Lenten resources that I have to offer. I hope they are helpful to you as we journey together through this holy season!

Resources to Download

Lesson Plans for Lent
7 Ways to Practice Lent—Free eBook
Lesson Plans for Lent—Free Printables
Hosting Parish Small Faith Groups—Free Discussion Materials for Lent
Holy Week, the Triduum, and Easter—Free PowerPoint Presentation
Making Lent Simple, But Not Easy—Free Slideshow Presentation

Articles and Activities

40 Ideas for 40 Days
40 Ideas for 40 Days of Lent

Webinar: Making Lent Simple, but Not Easy
What’s That on Your Forehead? Ash Wednesday post by Joe Paprocki
Ashes by Joe Paprocki
40 Fun-Filled Days of Lent by Barb Gilman
Lent: So What’s Up with the Number 40? by Joe Paprocki
A Lent of Mercy by Barb Gilman
Lenten AWE: Reaching Out to Young Adults by Julianne Stanz
Teaching the Stations of the Cross by Lisa Jones
Feasting While Fasting by Darcy Osby
More than a Sacrifice: Making Lent Count by Joyce Donahue
40 Crosses Lenten Calendar (English and Spanish)
Hooking Your Students—An Idea for Lent by Joe Paprocki
Loyola Press Lent Resources
Lenten Activities from Catholic Icing

Prayer Opportunities

Lenten Moments of Mercy
Lenten Moments of Mercy

Arts & Faith: Lent Imaginative Prayer Exercises
A Guided Reflection on Praying, Fasting, and Almsgiving
A Prayer for Fasting
The Seven Last Words of Jesus
Stations of the Cross for Children (English and Spanish)
Online Retreats and Prayers
Living Stations of the Cross


Arts & Faith: Lent video screenshot
Arts & Faith: Lent

Lent FAQ with Joe Paprocki
Reflecting on the Lenten Scriptures Cycle C Video Options

Holy Week

palm branches
10 Ways to Help Children Appreciate the Triduum
by Joyce Donahue
Teaching about Holy Week by Barb Gilman
Learning about the Last Supper by Denise Gorss
Palm Weaving and Braiding by Joe Paprocki
Holy Thursday’s Hidden Graces by Eric Gurash
Knowing How the Story Ends Changes How You Experience the Story by Joe Paprocki
Holy Week Activities from Loyola Press
Using the Jesus of Nazareth Film to Prepare for Holy Week by Joe Paprocki
Holy Week Activity—Looking for Clues in the Good Friday Passion

Suggested Books

Lenten Meditations by William A. Barry, SJ
Sacred Space for Lent 2016 by the Irish Jesuits
Under the Influence of Jesus by Joe Paprocki (also available in Spanish)
Lenten Meditations 10-Pack: Growing in Friendship with God by William A. Barry, SJ
The Ignatian Workout for Lent by Tim Muldoon
Praying Freedom by Vinita Hampton Wright
A Book of Lenten Prayers by William G. Storey
Praying Lent by Andy Alexander, SJ and Maureen McCann Waldron

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