Lent Preparation Resources:

 

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

 

 

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What Can I Do for Lent 2018?

(Compiled by GIFT Class BD2)

 

What Can I Do for Lent?

Be grateful

Be nice to my sisters

Be nice to people you dislike

Bring joy to someone’s life

Change up your schedule

Compliment insecure kids

Do chores without being asked

Do something nice for someone

Do something you normally wouldn’t want to

Don’t “roast” kids

Don’t complain

Don’t leave the house

Don’t make racist or hurtful jokes

Don’t skip classes

Don’t support bullies

Don’t talk bad about people

Get out of the house all day

Give food to food pantry

Give people compliments

Give up all dairy products

Give up favorite food/candy

Give up gossip

Give up hating people

Give up makeup

Help bullied/sad kids

Help parents cook meals

Help people calm down

Help the elderly

Help with SH Outreach programs

Love your family

Participate in more activities

Pray for bad people to stop doing crazy things

Pray for friends and family every day

Pray for the people you hate every day

Pray for the poor every day

Read a little of the Bible every day

Reconnect with old friends

Save spare change and put in church poor box

Say “I love you” to parents every day

Say a new (different) prayer every day

Say hi or “have a nice day” 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

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

Tell a different person every day they look nice

Try to be nice to my siblings

Try to make people smile

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