Ministry Ideas for Celebrating Lent and Easter with Teens, Families, and Parishes

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By Marilyn Kielbasa, Judy Dankert and Marie Sajsa

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Journey of Faith for Lent (Leader's Guide)

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By Mary Shrader

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Journey of Faith for Lent (Student Workbook)

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By Mary Shrader

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Keeping Time

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By Sandra Iwanski

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Return to the Lord

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By Tony Alonso

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In Touch with the Word: Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter

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By Lisa-Marie Calderone-Stewart

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Seasonal Retreats and Prayer Services for Young Adolescents

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By Jenni Vankat

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Let My Prayer Arise—Orthodox Lent Chant in English

The song/video "Let My Prayer Arise—Orthodox Lent Chant in English," performed by the parish choir of Saint Philip Antiochian Orthodox Church in the USA, is available on YouTube (5:10) with lyrics and photos of Orthodox worship. This is chanted at Lenten Vespers. It is best used on day 2.

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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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Mysteries of the Church: LENT

A documentary discussing the importance and role of Lent.

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Keeping Time

Bring the seasons of Lent and Advent into every class with Keeping Time! Help students and faculty members recognize the season's rhythm through brief and easy-to-lead prayers that enter into the uniqueness of this season. For each school day, Keeping …

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Ash Wednesday and Lent - in 2 Minutes

A short video explaining Ash Wednesday and Lent.

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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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Ministry Ideas for Celebrating with Teens, Families, and Parishes

This series is designed to help teens, their families, and parishes acknowledge the mixed messages of the holiday seasons while making the seasons a meaningful time for remembering who we are and whose we are. These books provides strategies and …

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The Journey of Faith Series

The Journey of Faith Series

The Journey of Faith series is designed for ministry with the younger adolescent, roughly ages 10 to 13, and is based on a seasonal model of ministry developed in response to requests from our partners in ministry. The Pray It! …

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In Touch with the Word

These books are ideal for liturgy planning, and they're perfect for helping the entire family stay focused on prayer—all week long!

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Lectionary-Based Gospel Dramas for Lent and the Easter Triduum

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By Sheila O'Connell-Roussell and Terri Vorndran Nichols

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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 …

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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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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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The Liturgical Year

A research assignment on the Liturgical Year: unfolding the Paschal Mystery.

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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: …