Lenten Resources

Lenten Resources for catechists

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

Resources to Download

7 Ways to Practice Lent—Free eBook
Lenten Actions Cards
Praying with the Stations of the Cross—With Station to Station Questions for Reflection and Discussion
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
Preparing for Ash Wednesday by Denise Gorss
Explaining Ash Wednesday to Children by Darcy Osby
The Four Keys to Lent by Julianne Stanz
40 Fun-Filled Days of Lent by Barb Gilman
Lent: So What’s Up with the Number 40? by Joe Paprocki
Lenten AWE: Reaching Out to Young Adults by Julianne Stanz
Five Ways to Follow Jesus During Lent by Joyce Donahue
Looking Ahead to Lent by Heather Felton
Helping Families Celebrate Lent by Kathy Olenik Henry
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
Teaching Second-Graders the Beauty of Lent by Lisa Brown
Keep the Lent Momentum Going: A Lesson in Spiritual Physics by Darcy Osby
The Vocabulary of Lent by Denise Gorss
Loyola Press Lent Resources

Prayer Opportunities

Living Lent Daily e-mail series

Living Lent Daily
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

Videos

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

Lent FAQ with Joe Paprocki
Reflecting on the Lenten Scriptures Cycle A Video Options
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
Preparing for Holy Week in Junior High by Denise Gorss
Holy Thursday’s Hidden Graces by Eric Gurash
Knowing How the Story Ends Changes How You Experience the Story by Joe Paprocki
The Challenges of Teaching Holy Week by Lisa Brown
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

Station to Station by Gary Jansen
Sacred Space for Lent 2017 by the Irish Jesuits
Station to Station by Gary Jansen
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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