Resources for Observing Lent from Home

The Last Three Lenten Bulletin Inserts

Week Four
Week Five
Week Six -Palm Sunday

MAGNIFICAT

In addition to its online edition, MAGNIFICAT is now offering complimentary access to its iOS and Android Apps throughout May. To register for free access in English, visit www.magnificat.com/free. For free access in Spanish, visit and register at www.magnificat.com/gratis.

We are also happy to make available complimentary access to MagnifiKid. Visit www.magnifikid.com/free to view and download each weekly booklet of our colorful Sunday missalette for children ages 6 through 12. While so many children are missing formal religious instruction and are unable to attend Mass, MagnifiKid! can be their special guide, accompanying them through each week as they prepare to attend Mass or watch it at home.

Pandemic Gratitude

A Lenten action plan https://olophparish.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Pandemic.pdf

Living Lent at Home Resources (from the Diocese of Scranton website)

Resources for Families

Pflaum Publishing

Pflaum is offering digital versions of the Unit 4 student lessons (English and Spanish) to all Pflaum Gospel Weeklies customers. Here is the direct link with instructions:
https://www.pflaumweeklies.com/lesson-downloads/?fbclid=IwAR3vxQQY9WzSlpJfPnMkPVys4tmXVqKTumiT4pQsCZKx5iYQ2mCj9bkChxc#1584111174258-250dbcaa-17ba

Loyola Press

At-Home Editions: These guides allow parents to conduct catechesis with their children in the home.

Interactive Session Reviews: Session reviews allow children, parents, and instructors to gauge learning objectives. Results can be emailed to a teacher or catechist along with student questions.

Study Guides: Single page study guides outline important faith topics in each session.

Raising Faith-Filled Kids: For parents who may not have the time or confidence to teach a full lesson, this resource provides background on the session and encourages parents to discuss faith topics with their children.

https://www.loyolapress.com/faith-formation/child-safety-and-catholic-family-living/growing-with-god/program-overview/coronavirus-response-lesson?fbclid=IwAR0yql6m7zcJCLe26c8SrBC_LCPUpfBoffSOiq6YpXmUnsDpJSLZGbaAfvg

RCL Benzinger Lectionary Series R

This series is my personal favorite. It can be in correlation with the book or can be taught on its own. This series offers grade level learning that can be done at home with their parents. Each lesson offers:

Opening Prayer
Opening Life Reflection
Listening to the Word of God
Scripture Discussion Starters
Scripture Background
Questions for Deeper Reflection
Doctrinal Discussion Starters
Divine Election
The Gospel in Life
Connecting to Faith First/Blest Are We Edition

http://rclblectionary.com/classroom-sessions-year-2019-2020

Lifelong Catechesis Our Sunday Visitor

Forming Catholic identity across generations
Sunday Readings and Backgrounds
Questions of the Week
Saint of the Week
Activity of the Week
General Intercessions
Correlations

https://lifelongcatechesis.osv.com/

For free coloring sheets parents can go to:
https://www.tinysaints.com/pages/free-printables

Sacramental Resources

Penance/First Holy Communion
Co-Cathedral of the Scared Heart

Co-Cathedral of the Scared Heart has put out a great Penance/Eucharist program for families. This will enable them to pick up where their class left off.
https://sacredhearthouston.org/penanceeucharist-activities

Confirmation:

My Catholic Life is set up as a tool for RCIA. However this section on Confirmation can be used weekly at home. Each section covers a different learning about Confirmation.
https://mycatholic.life/the-my-catholic-life-series/my-catholic-worship/chapter-4—the-sacrament-of-confirmation/

The Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Ohio has come up with an online Confirmation series for parents to do with their children. Each DRE can chose what parts of the series they would like their students to utilize beginning with page 4-Confirmation Session on the Holy Spirit. Jim Merhaut narrates.
http://www.ihm-parish.com/apps/search?q=confirmation+introductory+session

USCCB Resources

USCCB Responds to Coronavirus

Resources for Prayer and Engagement during Coronavirus