Lent with the Family

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Just for Parents . Becca Meagher. Our Time Together. Lectio. . Divina. History / Purpose of Lent. Sundays of Lent. Pray / Fast / Give ideas and implementation. Discussion – Sharing – questions. The Word of the Lord. ID: 330614 Download Presentation

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Lent with the Family

Just for Parents

Becca Meagher

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Our Time Together

Lectio

Divina

History / Purpose of Lent

Sundays of Lent

Pray / Fast / Give ideas and implementation

Discussion – Sharing – questions

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The Word of the Lord

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What is Lent?

special time in preparation of the celebration of

Easter

prayer

penance

sacrifice

good works

The word

Lent

is

derived from the Anglo-Saxon words

lencten

, meaning "Spring," and

lenctentid

, which literally means

"Springtide”

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40!

What is the significance of the number 40?

Moses

Elijah

Jesus

Are there really 40 days in Lent?

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Sundays of Lent

Perennial debate – Do Sundays count?

We are a people of the Resurrection

Creative ways to give Sundays a special significance in Lent

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Pray

Use the Catholic Schools Week Book

Mercy in the City

to have a family book club

Plan a focused prayer time for your family

Week one do 1 day; week two do 2 days etc.

Commute Conversations

Each day someone picks a topic to talk about in the car. Two kids = 2 days a week, Three kids = 3 days a week. Could be done in carpool situations.

Consolation / Desolation

Round Robin style - - what gave you life, made you feel connected? When did you feel drained and distant?

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Fast

Feasting and Fasting

David Haas

Fasting Jar

Fill a jar with fasting suggestions and each day you pick one that you will do

Creative Meals

Use meatless Fridays to get creative with your cooking. Use the internet to find simple recipes and have family mealtime

Go to a good ‘ol fashioned fish fry!

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Give

Rice Bowl

Fasting jar = money to donate

Each family member is challenged to donate money

Giving doesn’t have to be about money

Time and Talent are important too

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Resources

http://onlineministries.creighton.edu

/CollaborativeMinistry

/Lent

/

http://www.loyolapress.com/3-minute-retreats-daily-online-

prayer.htm

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