The Jelly Bean Prayer is a fun Easter prayer for your family or youth ministry. Make up some jars of jelly beans to give away with the prayer during the Octave of Easter. Put them on display for the rest of Lent to remember that we are walking this Lenten journey with the hope of celebrating the resurrection of our Lord on Easter.
5th Sunday of Lent
Service projects are a good way to show our care for others. They can be considered a type of almsgiving. One popular project with teens and younger children is yardwork for the elderly. There might be some leaves left from the fall. Or fallen branches from winter storms. Or just some spring cleanup needed. An elderly neighbor will appreciate any help you can give.
The readings for the 5th Sunday of Lent Year C remind us God sees us in our weakness and suffering and saves us. Consider how God can take what seems not good in our lives and transform it.
From time to time it is good to think about our own mortality and how Jesus brings us from death into life through His sacrifice on the cross. A visit to a cemetery is a good way to do this with children.
This printable cryptogram is a fun way to introduce youth to the vocabulary for Lent and Triduum. Each word is encrypted and definitions are given. Youth must consider the definition and then decrypt the word.
“Christ with me,Christ before me, Christ behind me… ” St. Patrick’s Breastplate is a prayer for protection and guidance. Christ is always with us providing us strength and wisdom.