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June 24, 2018
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Lent

Forty days before the Triduum, the Lenten season disposes Catechumens and the faithful to celebrate the paschal mystery through prayer and penitential practices.

Activity of the Week

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Choose one of the following activities as a way to further reflect on the Sunday readings:

  • Plant flower seeds in small pots, and decorate the pots with signs of new life. Water the seeds carefully. Watch the seeds grow with your family.  Relate this mystery to the mystery of Jesus’ death and resurrection.
  • Talk about ways you are called upon today to “lose your life.” In what ways are you reluctant or fearful? Pray for the courage you need to rise with new life.
  • Select one station of the cross to pray each day. During family prayer, talk about what happened at that station and relate it to the difficulties family members face today.
  • Put a cross in a place of honor in your home. Share with your family the simple story of Jesus’ death and resurrection. If you have any small children, review the sign of the cross with them.