40/40 – Lenten Activities: NOW Crosses

Today’s Lenten activity is an opportunity for catechists to remind young people of the message we heard on Ash Wednesday: “NOW is the acceptable time!”


  • This activity can be found at CatholicCulture.org
  • It is an opportunity to echo the message we heard on Ash Wednesday:  “Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation!” (2Cor 5:20-6:2)
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Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at www.catechistsjourney.com.

3 Comments on 40/40 – Lenten Activities: NOW Crosses

  1. This looks like activity 15… unless you want to make an extra activity/create more work for yourself.

    But as always, I enjoy your resources greatly! Thank you for being so generous.

  2. We make crosses from small and large size craft sticks, tying them together with purple yarn or ribbon. This can be easily adapted to add the word “Now”. Thanks for the idea.

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