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Jesus' Agony in the Garden

An illustration from The African American Catholic Youth Bible® of Luke 22:39-46 – the Agony in the Garden.

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Lent is a Time of Grace

Pope Francis' words on Lent.

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Ash Wednesday and Lent - in 2 Minutes

A short video explaining Ash Wednesday and Lent.

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Holy Week in Two Minutes

This two-minute video from Busted Halo describes the final week of Lent that we spend preparing for Easter.

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Good Friday Intercessions

A handout that guides students through writing their own Good Friday intercessions.

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The Passion According to John

An article on the Passion according to John.

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The Lenten Scrutinies

A PowerPoint presentation on the Lenten Scrutinies.

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Mysteries of the Church: LENT

A documentary discussing the importance and role of Lent.

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Mysteries of the Church: Jesus' Arrest & Trial

A documentary explaining the events surrounding Jesus' arrest and trial.

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The Easter story animated 3/3 - Jesus is Alive

A short series using cartoons to depict the story of Jesus' death and resurrection.

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The Easter Story Animated 2/3 - The Death of Jesus

A short series using cartoons to depict the story of Jesus' death and resurrection.

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The Easter Story Animated 1/3 - Jesus is Nailed to a Cross

A short series using cartoons to depict the story of Jesus' death and resurrection.

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History of the Theology of the Incarnation

This artlice is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers an overview of key types of christology, including exaltation and wisdom christologies. It cites various Church Councils that had a great influence on christological teaching and traditions.

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Jesus Heals

Activity after Chapter 12, crossword puzzle

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Hourly Prayers for Ash Wednesday

Opening Prayer We begin this class as we begin all things: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Scripture Reading Working together, then, we appeal to you not to receive the ...

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Prayers for Reflecting on Christ's Passion

Before the Movie: Loving God, You sent your only Son to show us the way. As we recall and meditate on his crucifixion, help us to recognize the gift you place before us. On the cross Christ washed clean our ...

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Unbound!

OVERVIEW Praying for forgiveness sets us free. In this prayer the young people experience this message through a ritual of reconciliation. This strategy, which is ideal for a retreat or as a conclusion to a session on forgiveness, allows the ...

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Lenten Justice Crosses

OVERVIEW Through this hands-on project, the young people help spread the Lenten message of conversion to justice. They also become familiar with the message of the prophet Micah and the traditional spiritual disciplines of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Suggested Time: ...

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Lenten Nails: A Reflection Exercise for Lent

OVERVIEW This two-part reflection exercise allows the young teens to evaluate their behaviors and attitudes and admit their faults, throughout Lent. The exercise is introduced at the beginning of Lent and concludes before Easter. Suggested Time: Approximately 10 minutes for ...

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Ashes to Reconciliation: A Reconciliation Prayer for Lent

OVERVIEW This prayer can be used during the first week of Lent or any time the sacrament of Reconciliation (also called the sacrament of Penance) is discussed or celebrated. Suggested Time: 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the size of ...

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The Liturgical Year

Learning Experience: The Liturgical Year (20 minutes) On a chalkboard or sheet of newsprint, draw six horizontal lines. Tell the group members that each line represents one of the Church seasons. Invite them to name the major seasons of the ...

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Give Penance a Chance

Think back to the last time you did something that hurt someone, even if it wasn't intentional. How did you make amends? Did you apologize? Did you offer to make it up to them in some way? If so, then ...