Ash Wednesday & Lent in Two Minutes (Busted Halo
Looking for a quick way to explain Ash Wednesday to your friends? Look no further than Busted Halo’s® two-minute video that describes the day which begins the season of Lent, and why Catholics and many Christians receive ashes on their foreheads. You can download this video from the website.
(Outside da Box)
What is Lent?
(Catholic Relief Services)
Why do we set aside this season and change our practices? What does it accomplish? Fr. Jim Martin, Kerry Weber, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Chris West and others answer. Has subtitles in Spanish.
Lenten Resources for Adults
Forty Lenten Ideas
(Janet Schaeffler, OP)
Lent approaches each year, our minds turn to, “what will we do; what will we give up?” Instead of giving up, why not put something in ... something that will take hold and stay with us for the rest of our lives – since Lent is about change/conversion. Remember that real penance is to live life well: to be the mercy and peace of God toward others. Perhaps one or two of these ideas will be helpful.
A Lenten Letter to Parents
(21st Century Evangelization)
Diocese of Joliet Director of Religious Education, Tom Quinlan, pens a letter to parents about creating space to encounter Christ and experience God's grace during this Lenten season.
Lenten Stations of the Cross
Your Guides to a Catholic Lent
(Our Sunday Visitor)
Lenten Activities for Families and Children
Families/CRS Rice Bowl
CRS Rice Bowl can serve as the foundation to your family’s Lenten journey. We have prayer resources and activities to use during dinner, in the car on the way to school or whenever you have just a few moments to gather together, pause and pray. Use these holy days of Lent to respond to Pope Francis’ call to deepen your family’s faith life-and let CRS Rice Bowl accompany your family along the way.
Fasting, Giving, Praying: 25+ Ideas for What Kids & Teens Can Do for Lent
(Peanut Butter & Grace)
Help kids practice giving, praying, and fasting this Lent with these ideas . . . plus, a primer on Lent, fasting guidelines, and a downloadable kids’ Lenten planner.
Making Quality Time
(the St. Joseph Educational Center)
A few things about the importance of spending quality time with family members during Lent.
Lenten Calendar for Kids
Catholic Icing offers families a nice "Journey through Lent" calendar that can help kids track the days through Lent and write into the days the Lenten actions and sacrifices that they do. It is offered in a variety of languages.
40 Ideas for 40 Days
Faith formation activities to use with children.
(Our Sunday Visitor)
Creating a Lenten Prayer Space in the Home
Children, especially young children, often relate to what they can see and touch better than what they hear. A small table with a cross an empty bowl and purple cloth, among other things, is the beginning of a sensory journey through Lent for families.
A Family Together: A Lenten Crossword
Lent: Resources for your Lenten Journey
Activities, Stations of the Cross, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, Articles, Videos, Prayers, Retreats, Art, Books
Lenten Activities for Children
Activities for preschoolers
Lenten Adventure (Holy Heroes)
Lent at Home: Activities for Busy Catholic Families
Simple ideas for Lent including crafts, mealtime sharing, reaching out in kindness and reading for families.
Stations of the Cross for Children
Holy Week Activities
Holy Week Resources for Families
Preparing for the Easter Vigil
Catechize your parish with this bulletin that goes over the significance of each of the main parts of the Easter Vigil.
The Easter Triduum (Podcast by Eileen Burke Sullivan)
The Easter Triduum ( Sadlier)
Explanation for children
Eighteen Questions on the Paschal Triduum
Pinterest Pages/Boards To Help Families Learn About and Celebrate Lent
Pinterest Boards with Lenten themes
Holidays, Holy Days and Special Remembrances
St. Patrick's Day Crafts and Activities - March 17 (Catholic Icing)
Crafts for Catholic Kids
Saint Patrick's Day Reproducible Prayer - March 17 (Sadlier)
Virtual St. Joseph Altar - March 19 (Virtual St. Joseph Altar) - History, prayers, crafts
Blessing of Saint Joseph's Table (RCL Benziger)
Annunciation of the Lord - Lectionary Resources (RCL Benziger)
Learning to Say Yes- Lesson Plan (Loyola Press)
Mary and the Angel - Lesson Plan (The Catholic Toolbox)