From prayers and reflections, study guides and actions, to films and weekly podcasts - there is a huge range of Lenten resources on-line this year for use in parishes and schools or by families and individuals. A selection follows below.
Irish Catholic Bishops Conference - Lent 2016
Maryknoll Lenten Reflection Guide - Forty Days with Scripture and Laudato Si'
The Lenten Reflection Guide from the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns contains reflections, questions, prayers, and actions based on each week's Gospel reading and the teachings of Pope Francis in his latest encyclical, Laudato Si'.
A LENTEN JOURNEY: Action and Reflection Suggestions for Lent 2016.
Prepared by Anne O'Connor on behalf of the National Justice & Peace Network. A Scripture verse or short reflection and an action idea for each day of Lent
Stations of the Cross
with Scripture quote in three-fold booklet format by Anne O'Connor
Stations of the Cross for Young People
A4 sheet: semi-dramatised
'Embrace the Middle East' Lent study guide
Six Middle Eastern Encounters. A journey across the Middle East to witness extraordinary hope and transformation entering women's lives. The free 2016 Lent study guide has six sessions which all include bible study, prayer, information, 'inside the story', monologues and actions. Each session will introduce you to a different woman from the Bible who encountered Jesus and was changed forever; and bring you face to face with a woman from the Middle East today who is being empowered to live a fuller life through Embrace's work.
You can download, for free, the entire guide or each encounter individually. Use them on your own, in small groups or as a whole Church.
The Grace of Place - Lenten Resource (Year C) 2016
Produced by the Columban missionaries in Australia, The Grace of Place consists of six weekly Lenten reflections to accompany the Gospels for Year C. It explores different aspects of how having a heightened sense of place in the natural world enables us to grow in our reverence for God, and in our care for all creation. This online Catholic resource is suitable for Senior School Students, Teachers, Parishes, Religious Congregations, Youth, Social Justice Groups and individuals. See: www.columban.org.au/resources/the-grace-of-place-lenten-resource-2016-%28year-c%29
CAFOD Lenten resources for schools and parishes
Mission Together - Children Helping Children
Lenten resources from Missio
Westminster Diocese Seasonal resources for catechesis and liturgy
Catholic Church in England and Wales
Lenten resources include texts and weekly podcasts