Lent begins on Ash Wednesday which is Wednesday, February 14th. Masses are at 7 and 11:30 am and 7 pm.
Lent lasts 40 days. This is the time that Jesus spent in the desert praying.
We will focus on prayer, fasting and works of love during this time. Listed below are resources by grade levels that you can use for this season.
The liturgical color of Lent is purple, the color of repentance.
Lent Resources An awesome list of various resources for catechists
LENT additional resources
Teaching about the Resurrection This article shares three ways to teach children about Christ's Resurrection.
Ash Wednesday- Here is a coloring page for this day. Have the children write the date, February 14th and the mass times 7 am, 11:30 am and 7 pm on the page.
During Lent, we do not say, pray or sing the word Alleluia. In this activity, we bury the word Alleluia.
Explaining Ash Wednesday to Children An article with great ideas.
Jesus in the Desert This activity has children put in order the scripture verses about Jesus' journey in the desert.
5th grade Lent a Time for Reconciliation is a prayer service.
The Advent/Lent Bag Teach children
about intercessory prayer through this activity.
Junior High 6-8
These are bookmarks with scripture for Lent . Great for 6th grade .
Looking for the Cross in this activity youth look for clues and then fit them into the Passion story.
Clothespin Cross Instructions for youth to make a cross out of clothespins.
Lent Action Prayer A prayer using gestures.
This is a simple Lent calendar for children to color a different cross according to the action they complete.
Follow Jesus by making this book with tasks
Lenten Family Calendar offers different actions to do daily during lent.