Lent

Prepare parish families for the season of Lent with these engaging and helpful resources that can be distributed in every bulletin or as a handout to every family. Inspire prayer, activity, and involvement in this most important season.

2016 Lent Bulletin Inserts
Journey through the season of Lent with Our Sunday Visitor's The Gospel of Mercy bulletin inserts based on the Sunday Gospels.  This six-week resource is an easy-to-read overview of Lent with a focus on prayer, reflection, outreach, and family faith. They are designed to be implemented in various ways in the life of your parish.
  • Insert them into your parish bulletins for each of the six weeks of Lent as a way to catechize every household throughout this sacred season.
  • Offer an adult faith formation series based on the Sunday readings of Lent. Use the The Gospel of Mercy sheets as handout resource material for each attendee.
  • Anchor the hearts and minds of parish staff and volunteer leaders with reflections on the The Gospel of Mercy resources. Kick off parish council meetings with a brief in-service discussion based on the Lectionary.
  • Send a copy home with schoolchildren or faith-formation students as a way to reinforce family-friendly Catholic teachings, customs, and rituals throughout the Lenten season.
A Lenten Pilgrimage
“Lent reveals what’s at stake.” —Archbishop Sartain
For many Catholics, what’s at stake might be what we “give up” for Lent. Most of us know there is more to it than that, but we struggle to give the season its proper meaning. Walk through the desert alongside Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, who, in his personal and pastoral style, can help us make this Lent, the Lent during which we do more than give up our favorite comfort foods and strive to give ourselves more deeply to the Lord.
Lenten Pamphlets
More Lenten Resources

Advent

Advent Bulletin Inserts
Keep the motivation and inspiration for Advent strong with these weekly bulletin inserts based on the Sunday readings. The perfect extension of the Advent pamphlet. Package of 50 each of 4 weekly bulletin inserts.
An Advent Pilgrimage: Preparing Our Hearts for Jesus
Archbishop J. Peter Sartain
Wrap up the Advent celebration with this thought-provoking new booklet. Inspire conversation and help parishioners of all ages dive deeper into their preparation for the coming of Christ. It’s the perfect complement to the pamphlet and bulletin inserts.
Prepare the Way for the Lord: A Family Advent Guide
Start the season with this helpful pamphlet that sets the stage for parishioners to enter Advent with a fresh perspective. This handy guide offers a prayer to say when lighting the Advent wreath, along with a family activity, and reflection to ponder. Through sacred symbols and traditions, your parish families can prepare their hearts and homes for the coming of Jesus. Pkg. of 50

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