Lent is Here!

The season of Lent has begun!  Lent is a time to grow in love for God and each other.  It is a time to say "no" to sin and "yes" to God, even when it is hard.

Jesus says, "If you would be my disciple, you must deny yourself daily, take up your cross, and follow Me."  The first grade class is working together to do this:

  • Prayer:attention when praying in class and at Mass.
  • Fasting: Fast from interrupting in class.
  • Almsgiving: Give kind and helpful words to others (such as please, thank you, excuse me).

Here are some ideas to try at home during Lent:

 

Prayer:

  • Go to Mass every Sunday (or Saturday night) with your family.
  • Pray a rosary with your family.
  • Read from the Bible with your family.
  • Read stories about saints with someone in your family.
  • Go to Stations of the Cross at the parish church.
  • Pray before eating.
  • Pray when you wake up and when you go to bed.
  • Write down every day something you are thankful for.

 

Fasting:

  • Eat food with less (or without) ketchup/ butter/ salt/ etc.
  • Don't eat a second helping.
  • Don't argue.
  • Don't complain.
  • Watch less TV.
  • Play video games less often, or for a shorter time.

 

Almsgiving:

  • Give help without being asked.
  • Obey the first time you are told to do something.
  • Share toys and games with others.
  • Ask someone who is lonely if they want to play.
  • Give away some toys, books, or games you don't need.
  • Sacrifice doing what you want so you can do what someone else wants.

 

Remember, this is all for Jesus!  We want to grow in love for Him and each other.