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Make This a Lent to Remember
 
Use Lenten titles in your kiosk and choose one of numerous additional ideas below
 
Lenten Titles:
Cristo en el Credo / Pasion, Muerte Y Resurreccion by Padre Juan Rivas translating Archbishop Sheen
Following the Call of Christ - Biblical Stories of Conversion by Bishop Robert Barron
Glimpses Along the Way of the Cross by Msgr. James P. Shea
Love Hurts: the Truth Behind Redemptive Suffering by Matthew Leonard
Meditations on the Stations of the Cross by Dr. Ron Thomas
My Beloved Son: Meditations for Lent by Bishop Robert Barron
Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues by Bishop Robert Barron
Seven Last Sayings of Christ by Dr. Scott Hahn
The Passion of Christ in Light of the Holy Shroud of Turin by Fr. Francis Peffley
The Truth by Fr. Larry Richards
Three Days that Changed the World by Fr. Hector R.G. Perez
To Hell and Back: Divine Love and the Cross by Anne Marie Schmidt
 
                   
 
              
 
              
 
 
 
 
Easter Titles:
The Resurrection of Jesus: Fact or Fiction by Dr. Steven Smith 
The True Meaning of Easter by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
 
    
 
 
 
Lenten PAMPHLETS:  (click to view a sample)

Holy Week: Simple Ways to Walk with Jesus      Spanish version

How to Form Your Catholic Conscience

How to Make a Good Confession       Spanish version

How to Pray as a Catholic

How to Pray the Holy Rosary       Spanish version

Lent with the Saints

Why Go Back to Confession    

 

 

Lenten BOOKLETS: See booklet info here and images below

Lent - Easter Awaits Us - Benedict XVI 

Lent with the Saints - Meditations and Prayers

Stations of the Cross with Pope Francis

The Stations of the Cross: The Way of Divine Mercy

Ways of Forgiveness

                                     
 
 

Lenten Ideas
 
1.  Give a CD or Book to Each Family for Ash Wednesday or Easter
Give an incredible gift of Faith by giving a Catholic CD or book to every family for Ash Wednesday or Easter. Reach vibrant Catholics, including those who have never picked up a CD, as well as those who come to Mass only one or two times a year.

 

"We personally asked parishioners to donate for this cause. Within one week we had enough to order the 700 CDs! People were quick to donate and generous as they wanted to share the CDs with others." - Jen, St. Patrick's

 

"I used memorial money for a CD for each family. I placed a label on each CD that said 'Gift donated in memory of Andy.' I heard one say it was a wonderful way to honor Andy, and I know many think of Andy and pray for him when they hear the CD." - Fr. Paul Eberle, Sts. Peter and Paul

 

For ideas to maximize gift giving, click here.

 

2.  Give One of Two CDs (or more) and Invite Exchanging
Give every family one of two CDs for Easter and invite people to listen throughout the week and exchange the CD for the other title the following weekend. (If using more titles, exchange another weekend or two, each time passing them to another person in the pew.) 
 
"This past weekend was amazing - the response was beautiful! We continue to hear wonderful stories from people who have been touched by "passing the spirit." - Eileen, St. Gregory the Great

 

3.  Offer Bundles with a CD for Each Week of Lent
Offer bundles of seven titles (ask a suggested donation of $25) and encourage people to listen to a CD a week for their Lenten devotion and one for Easter. If you don't have bundles made, you can even have them pick seven from your current inventory.   For a sample pulpit announcement, click here.

 

"I was amazed at the response to the bundle announcement. We had to reorder more for the next weekend!" - Jeri, St. Joseph's

 

Encourage All to "Listen to One CD a Week for Lent"

Week 1:  choose a title on confession from above

Week 2:  choose a title on Eucharist from above

Week 3:  choose a Lenten favorite from above

Week 4:  My Beloved Son: Meditations for Lent

Week 5:  Seven Last Sayings of Christ

Week 6:  Glimpses Along the Way of the Cross

Week 7:  an Easter or Divine Mercy bonus from above

 

4.  Have a Lenten Book Reading Plan.... 7 Secrets of Confession
In 2017, we have the book 7 Secrets of Confession for $1!  One parish is encouraging parishioners to read this book by Vinny Flynn leading up to their penance service.  Their schedule is as follows:
Week 1 (March 1 - 7)                     Intro & Secret 1  (pgs. 1 - 22) 
Week 2 (March 8 - 14)                   Secrets 2 & 3  (pgs. 23 - 66)
Week 3 (March 15 - 21)                 Secrets 4 & 5  (pgs. 67 - 110)
Week 4 (March 22 - 28)                 Secrets 6 & 7  (pgs. 131 - 164)
Week 5 (March 29 - April 5)           Afterward  (pgs. 164 - 180)
Week 6 (April 6 - 12)                      Bonus Secret  (pgs. 181 - 191)