40 Ideas for 40 Days – Lenten Activities: The Passion and Resurrection Activity Centers

Today’s Lenten activity may be of more interest to DREs than to catechists, however, knowing catechists, they will be able to find ways to adapt some of the activity centers to their classes. Following is an Intergenerational Event which is designed to conclude with a Good Friday prayer service.


Activity Centers for Intergenerational Event: The Passion and Resurrection of Our Lord

This entire intergenerational event is available on the Loyola Press Web site. Here is the description:

There are 10 Activity Center suggestions from which to develop your event. Use them all or choose those best suited for your gathering space, time, budget, and volunteer availability. They’re easy to follow and designed to work effectively as described. You can start small one year and add, adjust, or adapt activities from year to year. The Intergenerational Event is designed to conclude with a Good Friday Prayer Service, which incorporates the Agony in the Garden Drama. An Easter—Resurrection Garden home activity provides a connection to the parish Easter Sunday celebration.

Activity Centers for Intergenerational Event: The Passion and Resurrection of Our Lord

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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.


  1. i can’t get onto any of these hyperlinks that you posted in this post. They are locked with a username and password

    • Thanks, Jessica. Actually, all those hyperlinks are just a repeat of what you’ll find when you click on the intergenerational event. I’m going to remove them…it’s just causing confusion. Thanks for the heads-up.

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