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Daily Lenten Reflections and more for You

Array of Hope’s Easter of Hope From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, you will receive a daily reading and a Lenten reflection
including tips on how to live out the hope of Christ's Resurrection. You will also receive short
inspirational videos each Sunday with discussion questions for you and your family! Click here to sign up and learn more
Dynamic Catholic Best Lent Ever
Daily reflections from Matthew Kelly and others from Dynamic Catholic during Lent every day. Click here to sign up and learn more
Formed Daily Lenten Reflections from Dr. Tim Gray
This Lent journey with Dr. Tim Gray by signing up for Daily Lenten Reflections. Each day you will receive in your inbox a short video which features Dr. Gray commenting on the daily Mass readings, explaining the Scriptures, and providing you with concrete ideas on how to apply them to your life. Click here to sign up and learn more
Online Biblical Pilgrimage from Ascension
Every Wednesday at 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time for 6 weeks! Dr. Edward Sri will be leading a virtual study of No Greater Love: A Biblical Walk Through Christ’s Passion Bible every Wednesday starting February 24, 2021 on Facebook! In No Greater Love, Dr. Sri—a Bible scholar, theologian, and popular Ascension presenter—will guide you on a biblical pilgrimage through the Passion in six easy-to-understand lessons. Click here to sign up and learn more

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Assorted Resources for Lent

Lenten Resources - Several downloadable PDF’s in English and Spanish from RCL Benzinger that you could possibly use for your program.
Lenten Resources — Downloadable Lenten resources from Sadlier that help disciples of all ages make special efforts to pray, do penance, and do good works
Lenten Resources – Several Lenten Resources from St. Mary’s Press that you can download.
Lenten Resources – from the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) that you can download
Lenten Resources – from Loyola Press that you can download and use.
25 Great Things to Do for Lent – Busted Halo presents 25 ideas you can try this Lenten Season
A Catholic Guide to Holy Week Symbols — Ever wonder what exactly the palm branches used on Palm Sunday represent? Or why the Easter Vigil begins with a fire? This guide explains all of that and more.
An Illustrated Guide to the Triduum — Print out and hang up this poster that explains the basics of the Triduum in colorful illustrations!
40 Ideas for 40 Days — Ideas for catechists to use with children during Lent from Catechists Journey

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Resources from the USCCB

Lent 2021 – The USCCB’s page on Lent with resources, FAQ’s and more
Journey to the Foot of the Cross - Bishop David L. Ricken of Green Bay, Wisconsin, former chairman of the Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis, offers “10 Things to Remember for Lent”

Lenten Videos and Video Reflections

Holy Week in Three Minutes — This video describes the different days throughout Holy Week – focusing on the Triduum – and why Catholic traditions stand as they do.
Preparing for Lent — In this video, Fr. Mike Schmitz explains how prayer, fasting, and almsgiving are the three pillars of a spiritually fruitful Lent. He then challenges us to try new ways to exercise these Lenten practices, sharing several simple strategies for drawing closer to God during this holy season.
Where Jesus Walked — In this video, learn where Jesus traveled as He spread His word. Explore geographical locations that played important parts in Jesus’ life and ministry, from His birth in Bethlehem to His final walk in Calvary. Recommended viewing for families.
Catholic history of Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Lent and Ash Wednesday — The historical roots of Carnival and Mardi Gras lie in the Catholic calendar. It is the “last hurrah” before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. That’s why the enormous party in New Orleans, for example, ends abruptly at midnight on Tuesday, with battalions of street sweepers pushing the crowds out of the French Quarter towards home. Learn about how these are all connected in this video.
This Time of Forty Days — Lent is approaching quickly! In today’s culture and climate, we need every encouragement we can in order to test ourselves, to prove ourselves worthy to be disciples of Christ. Lent is a fantastic opportunity to die to oneself, and learn to cling all the more to Christ, who loves us and gave Himself up on the cross for us. And yet, Lent is not meant to be sad or depressing, but filled with joy. This comedy song is Nick Alexander’s attempt to inject some much needed joy into the Lenten season. May it encourage you and give you laughter!
4 Reasons for Fasting — Why do we fast? Fr. Mike Schmitz explains that it’s not about getting more love and attention from God. Fasting is about self-mastery, discernment, sacrifice, and being a co-redeemer with Jesus. In this video, Fr. Mike dives deeper into these four reasons, helping you make the most of your fasting this Lent
Ash Wednesday & Lent in Two Minutes (YouTube Video from BustedHalo) — A brief kinetic type video explaining the what and why of Ash Wednesday and Lent, from the history of wearing ashes dating back to the Old Testament, to the practices of Catholics and Christians during Lent.
The Significance of Ash Wednesday — They may just be ashes, but Fr. Mike points out that what they represent goes far beyond mere dust of the earth. With a simple cross on the forehead, we are recognizing that we are far from perfect, but that God loves and redeems us—not despite our brokenness, but in the midst of it. If you want to start off your Lent with a reminder of Ash Wednesday’s deeper meaning, listen to Fr. Mike’s heartfelt words in this video.
Palm Sunday — Video for teens from Outside Da Box Productions – a reflection on the crucifixion of Jesus and sacrificial love
The Prodigal Son Story — A contemporary rendition of the Prodigal Son Story, good for teens through adults

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Stations of the Cross, Prayer and More

Stations of the Cross for Children — Catherine Odell from Loyola Kids Book of Everyday Prayers offers a pdf guide and multimedia presentation of the Stations adapted for children.
Scriptural Stations of the Cross — Scripted versions based on those celebrated by Pope John Paul II on Good Friday 1991. They are presented by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops as an alternative to the traditional stations and as a way of reflecting more deeply on the Scriptural accounts of Christ’s passion

Social Media and more to share

Beginners Guide to Adoration -Lifeteen put together this very simple article for teens.
InstaLent Challenge 2021 – Busted Halo once again is offering their daily Instagram Photo devotional that you join and post photos from their theme of the Day during Lent!
Pope Francis 10 Tips for Lent – Pope Francis shares 10 tips of things you should during Lent
Despite Covid New Orleans Seminarians Celebrate Mardi Gras – learn about the history and rich tradition of Mardi Gras, and how Catholic Seminarians are keeping it alive amongst the Covid pandemic
Lent Ideas for your Youth Ministry – a Blog Post from the Fuller Institute