Category Archives: Lent

Struggling With a Bad Habit? This Lent – Give It Up Forever!

Andrew Murphy suggests a new approach to Lenten penances. Instead of giving up a bad habit or something like chocolate for 40 days, give up it up forever!

Source: Struggling With a Bad Habit? This Lent – Give It Up Forever!

Shrove (Pancake) Tuesday


From the bulletin of St Gerard’s Catholic Church

How much do you know about Lent?

Here are a few Lenten activities.

How much do you know about Lent? Take the quiz to find out.pdf(Click here to download)

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Lenten Calendar 2016

Chart of Fast & Abstance



Holy Heroes Lenten Adventure

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Here are some great Lenten activities for the children for each day of Lent.  Subscribe for free and each day’s activities are emailed to you.
Or if you prefer to have things organized ahead of time order the 3 activity books which cover Ash Wenesday to Divine Mercy Sunday and can be reused each year from The Mustard Seed Bookshop in Sydney.  Please note the Lenten Roadmap is not available in Australia and the postage is expensive from the USA.  The Daily Clue answers can just be written up on your own chart.

Shrove Tuesday – 2014

A salt dough crown of thorns

A few families got together for Shrove Tuesday, shared a pancake lunch and made a salt dough crown of thorns in preparation for Lent.

A Salt Dough Crown of Thorns. For each Lenten sacrifice a family member makes, he or she pulls a toothpick out of the crown. This activity makes a great visual reminder of Christ’s suffering: Parents can explain to their children that sin brings additional pain to Jesus’ suffering and good works can comfort Him and show our love for Him. 

For more information

Lenten Adventure with Holy Heroes

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On Ash Wednesday, you probably noticed we didn’t say the “Gloria” in Mass. We “fast” from that during Lent – except on certain special feast days. In 2013, we will say the “Gloria” on each of the below days EXCEPT ONE. Which of the days below will we NOT say the Gloria? Find the answer in Lenten Adventure.

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via Lenten Adventure.

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