Lent: Made Simple, But Not Easy

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This is one of a series of PowerPoint presentations developed by Joe Paprocki and Loyola Press to assist catechists in bringing to life the Church’s liturgical year for those they teach. This presentation provides a basic overview of the powerful season of Lent. The presentation includes a complete script so that catechists and religion teachers can effectively lead their students to a deeper understanding of this liturgical season that prepares us to celebrate Easter.

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MAKING LENT SIMPLE, BUT NOT EASY :

MAKING LENT SIMPLE, BUT NOT EASY Ideas for Practicing Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving

PowerPoint Presentation:

Spring training

PowerPoint Presentation:

LENT

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Easter: Jesus’ Victory Over Sin and Death

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Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon of spring.

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Catechumens – those preparing for baptism on Holy Saturday

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Ash Wednesday: the beginning of our 40 Days

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Joel 2:12-18 “Return to me with your whole heart, with fasting…” 2Cor 5:20-6:2 “Be reconciled to God! Now is the acceptable time!” Mt 6:1-6, 16-18 “When you give alms… When you are praying… When you fast…”

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Joel 2:12-18 “Return to me with your whole heart, with fasting … ” 2Cor 5:20-6:2 “Be reconciled to God! Now is the acceptable time!” Mt 6:1-6, 16-18 “When you give alms … When you are praying … When you fast …”

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The Lenten Disciplines Prayer Fasting Almsgiving

PRAYER:

PRAYER

PRAYER:

PRAYER

PRAYER:

PRAYER

FASTING:

FASTING

FASTING:

FASTING

FASTING:

FASTING

ALMSGIVING:

ALMSGIVING

ALMSGIVING:

ALMSGIVING

ALMSGIVING:

ALMSGIVING “A Copernican Revolution”

STRATEGIES:

STRATEGIES Make THREE “resolutions” each week of Lent – one for each of the disciplines (resolutions need not be different each week). In addition, make a commitment to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Lent and prepare for it by making a good examination of conscience.

STRATEGIES:

STRATEGIES 3. Partner with someone “Lent is not something to do alone. With our spouses, children, close friends, and distant e-mail companions, we can begin to talk about how we will support one another in this Lenten journey.”

Lenten Resources from Loyola Press www.loyolapress.com - 800-621-1008:

Lenten Resources from Loyola Press www.loyolapress.com - 800-621-1008 http://www.loyolapress.com/liturgical-year-lent.htm

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