Helpful Lenten Resources

 

For Parishioners

Below, you'll find helpful resources for your personal Lenten journey. 

For Parishes

You are welcome to use any of the content below for your parish bulletins, websites or as individual printouts. Please credit the USCCB if you use excerpts. Throughout each week during Lent, we will share Lenten reflections on our Facebook page using the theme (Lean Into Lent). You are welcome to share our Facebook posts or download/copy our images and texts for your social media.  

Ten Things to Remember for Lent

A Print-Friendly Calendar with Daily Reflections

Saints for the Lenten Season

Meatless Lenten Recipes from Around the World

Lenten Resolutions for Married Couples

A Great Prayer for Lent- Meet me in the Desert

A Reflection on Lenten Fasting

Six Ways to Evangelize During Lent

Liturgical Guidelines for Parishes

Prayer – Lent is essentially an act of prayer spread out over 40 days. As we pray, we are brought closer to Christ and are changed by the encounter with him.

Fasting – The fasting that we all do together on Fridays is but a sign of the daily Lenten discipline of individuals and households: fasting for certain periods of time, fasting from certain foods, but also fasting from other things and activities.

Almsgiving – The giving of alms is an effort to share this world equally—not only through the distribution of money, but through the sharing of our time and talents.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

In the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation we meet the Lord who wants to grant forgiveness and the grace to live a renewed life in him. In this sacrament, he prepares us to receive him free from serious sin, with a lively faith, earnest hope, and sacrificial love in the Eucharist. All Catholics are required to go to confession once a year and Lent is the perfect time to go!