NCEA is pleased to offer Lenten resources that enable Catholic educators to guide their students during this season of prayer and penance. Filled with research-based strategies, publications, website and technological tools, these resources will provide insight and best practices for Lent.

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Lenten Resources

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This is a comprehensive list of Lent resources that can be used in schools for Lent, especially in connection with Laudato Si'.

15+ FREE Resources for Lent You Will Love
Lent is a season of simple living. As the entire Church prepares for the great celebration of Christ’s Paschal Mystery in the Easter Triduum, Catholics make special efforts to pray, do penance, and do good works. Every day of the forty-day Lenten season is an opportunity to live simply and prepare for Easter.

Lenten Activities for Children
The activities provided offer ideas for how you can help the children you serve understand and embrace the season of Lent.

Teach Children about the Triduum
During the Easter Triduum, we celebrate the death and Resurrection of Jesus. Download a printable Triduum activity designed for early childhood and primary aged children.

Catechetical Activities for Lent
Whether you are able to gather parishioners together for an intergenerational event or observe the season in small groups, Loyola Press has activities for you.

40 Ideas for 40 Days Calendar
The activities are grounded in the symbols, Scripture readings, devotions, and traditions of the Lenten season. Check this calendar each day to find another Lenten activity that you can adapt for your own setting.

Lent Frequently Asked Questions: With Joe Paprocki
Joe Paprocki, National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, provides simple answers to frequently asked questions about Lent.

What’s with the Ashes? 
Many of us have heard this question when we arrive at school, work, or home with the blackened cross on our forehead. The observance of Ash Wednesday is the most popular weekday celebration in the Catholic Church’s liturgical year.

Lenten Pinterest Board  
LOTS of resources to make Lent more spiritual and keep it holy! Don't miss OSV's Journey through Lent with the Saints during this Year of Mercy.

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