Reflecting on the Lenten Scriptures Cycle C Video Options

Facilitating Small Faith Groups for Lent

Last year I offered handouts for Reflecting on the Lenten Scriptures, to be used in parish small faith groups. Year C materials for 2016 are now available.

This year, I selected some options for online videos for further reflection on each week’s theme. Always remember to preview videos before showing to your group, to determine appropriateness for your setting and be sure things work as expected.

First Sunday of Lent, Cycle C

Temptation: What Is It and When Does It Become a Sin? (5:02)

How Does the Christian Resist Temptation? (2:06)

For teens/young adults: Five Ways to Fight Temptation (5:44)

Option for meditation: Be With Me, Lord (3:00)

Second Sunday of Lent, Cycle C

Consider This: The Transfiguration of Jesus (2:18)

The Power of Pause (5:22)

For teens/young adults: Can We Auto-Correct Humanity? (3:27)

Option for meditation: Speak Lord, I’m Listening (3:58)

Third Sunday of Lent, Cycle C

Does Repent Mean Turning from Sin? (8:33)

God’s Mercy: Mother Teresa (2:11)

For teens/young adults: An Animated Story about God’s Forgiveness (1:50)

Option for meditation: Turn to Me (4:37)

Fourth Sunday of Lent, Cycle C

The Return of the Prodigal Son by Rembrandt (5:52)

Lenten Reflection on the Parable of the Prodigal Son (2:43)

For teens/young adults: The Prodigal Son’s Journey: Seven Steps Away and Seven Steps Back (4:04)

Option for meditation: Turn to Me (4:39)

Fifth Sunday of Lent, Cycle C

Avoiding Rash Judgment (2:26)

Cast the First Stone (2:51)

For teens/young adults: Should Christians Judge Others? (2:48)

Option for meditation: Change Our Hearts (4:17)

Sixth Sunday of Lent, Cycle C

Why Did Jesus Have to Die the Way He Did? (4:37)

Holy Week and the Agony in the Garden (3:13)

For teens/young adults: Holy Week in Two Minutes (2:29)

Option for meditation: Jesus, Remember Me (2:30)

Also take a look at the Arts & Faith: Lent series, with video reflections based on works of art for each of the Sundays of Lent.

About Joe Paprocki 2742 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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