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LENTEN RESOURCES 4 U!

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Want help learning more about or implementing any of these traditions? 

Contact Cheryl. She will be more than happy to talk with you. cheryl@thecasa.org.

A Lenten Journey Series by Fr. Michael Himes:

Program 1:  What is Temptation Really?

Program 2:  Danger & Desire

Program 3:  God Sees Into the Heart

Program 4:  Endless Possibilities

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There are so many choices for Lent! Here are just a few to share with you. (from Loyola Press, Catholic Icing, Catholic Sprouts, and Catholic Homebody).  Do not discount titles that say they are for children. There are many ideas in there that can be adapted for adults and teens too. Pick something that speaks to you and your family. 

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Pre-Lent Celebration and Contmeplation

Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday - Carnival

Pre-Lent Examination of Conscience

  • Don't know what to "give up" for Lent? Try some of these. 

  • Before Lent begins, take time to pray and talk to God

    • What is keeping me from having a closer relationship with him?

    • What obstacles do I have in relationships with other people? 

    • How can I get more connected with creation? 

  • Other Examinations of Conscience​

Bury the Alleluia! 
During Lent, we do not sing the Alleluia at Mass! 

So, bury it! Get some letters out and bury the word "Alleluia" in a pot of dirt or the yard! Read more about this pre-Lent tradition here. 

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Recipes to try! 

What other pre-Lent food traditions do you know of? 

Ash Wednesday - February 14!

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Ash Wednesday is not a holy day of obligation, yet it is a special moment in our Church calendar to celebrate. 

Best way to experience Ash Wednesday is at a church service. 

However, if you are unable to get to a church for Ash Wednesday, don't miss out! There are meaningful ways to celebrate at home. Check out these suggestions from Aleteia

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