Lent is just around the corner (Ash Wednesday is February 25, 2009) and catechists are looking for lenten ideas and activities to mark the season. I have 2 very special plans for this blog:
- First, I am collecting scripts for the Living Stations of the Cross to make available to you through my blog. Many parishes involve their young people in the Living Stations of the Cross and write their own scripts that they develop from year to year. IF YOU ARE WILLING TO SHARE YOUR SCRIPT FOR THE LIVING STATIONS OF THE CROSS WITH OTHER CATECHISTS, PLEASE ATTACH IT TO AN EMAIL (as either a Word Document or a PDF) AND SEND IT TO ME AT firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Second, I will be posting 40 IDEAS IN/FOR 40 DAYS beginning Monday, February 23 (I’ll begin posting a few days before Ash Wednesday to give you some time to incorporate ideas into your planning). Each day for 40 days, I’ll post an idea for a lenten activity that you can use with your classes. I’m sure that over the course of the 40 days and the 40 ideas, you find a few that can work with your group! I’ll also be inviting you to share some of your own lenten activities so that we can really develop a treasury of ideas!
In the meantime, for your own enrichment, I recommend Praying Lent: Renewing Our Lives on the Lenten Journey, a great resource for incorporating Ignatian spirituality