Lent Preparation Resources:


Franciscan Media: Daily Pause & Pray*


Lenten Calendar - Daily Reflections and Prayers for Lent


Daily Mass Readings from US Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)*


Daily Bible Reading emails from American Bible Society*


Lenten Fast and Abstinence (USCCB)


Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy (Page 98 in OFOL)


Creative Things You Can Do for Lent


*You can subscribe to daily emails


What Can I Do for Lent 2023?

(Compiled by Class BD2 2018 and later)


Wear your mask!

Be a role model

Be generous to others

Be grateful

Be grateful for what I have

Be kind to animals

Be kind to others

Be kind to your enemies

Be nice to people you dislike

Be nicer to your siblings

Be respectful to school staff

Be the better person in a bad situation

Bring joy to someoneís life

Change up your schedule

Clean the bathroom

Clean the yard

Compliment insecure kids

Compliment someone to make their day

Do chores without being asked

Do something nice for someone

Do something you normally wouldnít want to

Do what parents tell you the first time

Do your chores

Donít ďroastĒ kids

Donít bully

Donít complain

Donít join in gossip

Donít judge others

Donít leave the house

Donít lie

Donít make racist or hurtful jokes

Donít roll your eyes

Donít skip classes

Donít support bullies

Donít talk back

Donít talk bad about people

Donate food to charity

Donate old clothes

Donate things we donít use

Educate the uneducated

Feed the hungry Ė offer someone food

Get out of the house all day

Give back to others

Give food to food pantry

Give people compliments

Give someone flowers

Give to others

Give up favorite food/candy

Give up gossip

Give up hating people

Give up makeup

Go against the wrong

Help a gardener plant

Help around the house without being asked

Help bullied/sad kids

Help carry packages

Help family members

Help foreign people by translating

Help local shelters

Help older and younger siblings

Help parents cook meals

Help people calm down

Help someone in need

Help someone unload the car

Help someone use a computer or phone

Help someone who needs help

Help someone with directions

Help someone with homework

Help the elderly

Help the poor

Help with projects

Help with SH Outreach programs

What to give up for lent:

Give up bitterness; turn to forgiveness.
Give up hatred; return good for evil.
Give up negativism; be positive.
Give up complaining; be grateful.
Give up pessimism; be an optimist.
Give up harsh judgments; think kind thoughts.
Give up worry; trust Divine Providence.
Give up discouragement; be full of hope.
Give up anger; be more patient.
Give up pettiness; be more mature.
Give up gloom; enjoy the beauty around you.
Give up jealousy; pray for trust.
Give up gossiping; control your thoughts.
Give up sin; turn to virtue.


From Bishop William R. Houck

Hold the door for someone

Hug someone who needs it

If there is someone new help them out

Invite someone random to your lunch table

Listen to parents

Love your family

Make cookies for someone

Make someoneís day

Mop the floor

Mow the lawn

Participate in more activities

Pick up garbage on the floor

Pick up litter in public places


Pray for bad people to stop doing crazy things

Pray for friends and family every day

Pray for people I donít like

Pray for the people you hate every day

Pray for the poor every day

Pray for the sick

Read a little of the Bible every day

Reconnect with old friends


Reward someone

Save spare change and put in church poor box

Say ďI love youĒ to parents every day

Say a new (different) prayer every day

Say hi or ďhave a nice dayĒ to people

Say sorry to people you were mean to

Say the rosary every week or every other day

Shovel snow for old or sick people

Show a little more faith

Smile at shy classmates

Smile at someone

Stop arguing

Stop being a jerk

Stop being annoying

Stop cursing

Stop disrespecting

Stop hanging out with the wrong crowd

Stop stressing

Study harder

Take care of children for free

Take care of siblings

Tell a different person every day they look nice

Treat people the way you want to be treated

Treat people with kindness

Try to be nice to my siblings

Try to give someone shelter (umbrella?)

Try to make people smile

Tutor others