LENT CALENDAR

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    The word "Lent" comes from an Old English word which simply means "long."
    It is a time we prepare ourself for Easter?

    Lent always comes during that time of the year when the days are getting longer and we are seeing more and more sunshine. And that's what lent is supposed to do for us - to shed more and more light in our lives so that the darkness disappears.

    Lent has 40 days, not counting Sundays (Sundays are always a mini-celebration of Easter, and very seldom do we let anything interfere with our celebration of Easter each week), but it hasn't always been 40 days. The Church has changed it so it will be the same length as the days Jesus spent in the wilderness where he fasted and was tempted by the devil at the beginning of his public ministry.

    When is Lent?

    It's the forty days before Easter. Lent excludes Sundays (you math geniuses), because every Sunday is like a little Easter. Basically, it's about one-tenth of a year (like a tithe of time).

    What does "Mardi Gras" mean?

    Mardi Gras means "Fat Tuesday." It refers to the day before Lent starts. and since Lent always starts on a Wednesday, the day before is always a Tuesday (duh). And it's called "Fat" or "Great" because it's associated with great food and parties.

    What do Mardi Gras parties have to do with Lent?

    In earlier times, people used Lent as a time of fasting and repentance. Since they didn't want to be tempted by sweets, meat and other distractions in the house, they cleaned out their cabinets. So they used up all the sugar and yeast in sweet breads before the Lent season started, and fixed meals with all the meat available. It was a great feast! Through the years Mardi Gras has evolved (in some places) into a pretty wild party with little to do with preparing for the Lenten season of repentance and simplicity. Oh well. But Christians still know it's origin, and hang onto the true Spirit of the season. CLICK HERE FOR IDEAS AT THE HOLIDAY SPOT

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A - Ash Wednesday

2
B - Baptism of Jesus

3
C - Cana - First Miracle of Jesus

4
D - Desert

5
E - Exciting News
6
F - First Followers

7
G - Get these Out of Here!

8
H - How Can That Be?
9 I - Ill Boy Healed

10 J - Jacob's Well

11
K - Kicked Out of Hometown

12 L - Lord's Favor
13 M - Miracles of Jesus
14 N - News from a Mountain

15 O - Oil and Perfume

16 P - Parables of a Kingdom
17 Q - Quites Storm
18 R - Resurrected Jarius Daughter
19 S - Sending Out Disciples

20 T - Trouble Begins

21 U - Unbelievable Feed
22 V - Visits Mountain to be alone


23 W -
Walks on Water

24 X - Faith of a Canaanite Woman

25 Y - Yes to Feeding 4000
26 Z - Jesus is the Messiah


27 Jesus tells Disciples that He is going to die

28 Jesus' Transfiguration

29 Fish With a Coin
30 Feast of Tabernacle


31
Forgiveness to Woman

32 Jesus Heals Blind Man

33Jesus Raises Lazarus
34 Last Trip to Jerusalem
Jesus and Little Children

35 Triumphant Entrance

36 Jesus Cleanses Temple

37Plot Against Jesus
38 Maundy Thursday


39 Black Friday

40 Jesus' Body Laid in Tomb

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*Every Sunday is a review of lessons from previous week.

*Jesus' Ministry lasted three years.
   The first year is the Beginning of Jesus' Ministry (Day 1 - Day 11)
   The 2nd year is the Year of Popularity (Day 12 - Day 19)
   The 3rd year is the Year of Opposition (Day 20 - Day 34)
   

CLICK HERE to download 40 DAYS OF LENT BOOK in Pdf file

CLICK HERE FOR TIMELINE OF JESUS' MINISTRY

The beginning of Lent is Ash Wednesday? ~ Start on Day One

CLICK HERE FOR WEEK ONE REVIEW /Week 2 /Week 3 /Week 4 /Week 5 /Week 6 /Week 7

CLICK HERE FOR LAST TEACHINGS & PARABLES TOLD BY JESUS

CLICK HERE FOR EASTER POEMS & STATIONS OF THE CROSS

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**Great Links I found with more ideas for Lent:
* PowerPoint Stations of the Cross
Also available is a pdf file with the pictures. The print did not come through for me.

* Catechists Journey.LoyolaPress.com
This 2011 calendar has crosses each day for kids to color in when they do a good deed or pray. The dates are not correct for this year but a good activity for kids to help remind them Lent is a daily adventure.