You’ll Never Repent a Lent Well-Spent! Ash Wednesday is Here!

Liturgical Year - LentI love that phrase! “You’ll never repent a Lent well-spent!”

My wife heard that from one of the Marist brothers she teaches with at Marist HS in Chicago so I couldn’t resist “re-appropriating” it! How true it is: if we make the most of this Lenten season, we’ll not regret it.

And now, with Ash Wednesday upon us, we officially enter into the Lenten season, 2013. A great big THANK YOU to all who participated in my Lenten Webinar: Lent in a Year of Faith! A recording of it will be available here on my blog within a week’s time for those of you who missed it or for those who want to share it with a friend. May we all use this Lenten season during this Year of Faith to become more effective proclaimers of the Gospel in word and deed.

I’m happy to point you to a bevy of Lenten resources that are available to assist you in your ministry and in your own spirituality:

About Joe Paprocki 2772 Articles
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

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