Clondalkin Village Parish

Parish of the Immaculate Conception and St. Killian Clondalkin

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Lenten Resources 2018

Here is a collection of FREE resources for this Lent for you and your family to use, download print & share – The should be something for everyone!! Feel free to download & Share!!

They will also be available on our parish facebook page @ClondalkinVillageChurch & the CCPC Facebook page @TheCCPCDublin

Enjoy and keep us in your prayers as we journey together to Easter!!

Ash Wednesday was on Valentines Day this year – to celebrate we are gifted a little prayer card to each person who cames to receive their ashes – If you missed it you can download one here –  1 Valentines Parishioners Prayer card,2 Valentines Parishioners Prayer card3 Valentines Parishioners Prayer card4 Valentines Parishioners Prayer card

And here is a Valentines’ message just for you as we begin Lent – A valentines message from God CCPC

Just in case St Valentine gots over looked here’s a little handout about the man himself – St Valentine

There was also a celebration of & special blessing for all Couples on the 18th Feb @ the 12 noon mass – to download our special prayer for couples click here – Couples Prayer 2018 or as a prayer card Couples Mass Prayer card

The 3 Pillars of Lent are Prayer, Fasting & Alms-giving but what do these mean? Have a look at the short reflection on each – 3 Pillars Lent Reflections

Are you still deciding what to give up or take up for Lent this year – Here’s a few suggestions with our special – Give up, take up prayer – Lent Give Up take up prayer 2018 CCPC

We have 3 Challenges this year…

  • One for Families – The Lent Families 40 Days of Joy Challenge – There are 40 fun group and individual activities to do as up to Easter – Print it out – put it on the fridge and tick off each one as you do it! See if you can complete them all!!
  • One for Youth/Young Adults – Our Lenten Photo a day Challenge – Self explanatory and asking you to be creative & share a photo with us on your understanding of the word of the day.
  • One for our Younger Parishioners – The MAD (Make a Difference) Lenten Jelly Bean Challenge – Giving up sweets? Get a jar and see if you can do it! We even show you how to make your own Jelly Bean Challenge Bracelet!

Something Different for Lent 2018 – A Busy Person’s Retreat is a collection of gentle reflections and activities each week, based on the Sunday Gospel, for you to do at your own pace at your own time. Guide yourself and gift yourself 5-10 minutes each day. You’ll be surprised what you may get out of it!

Hearing, Happening & Hoping – Is a reading of a biblical text in the hope of meeting God that can be done individually or as a group based on the scripture each week! Meeting God is something that happens in our lives. God is already in our lives, so what we’re really doing is discovering THE ONE who is already there. There is a little, 1 page leaflet for each week – Hearing happening hoping Lent 1Hearing happening hoping Lent 2Hearing happening hoping Lent 3Hearing-Happening-Hoping Lent 4Hearing-Happening-Hoping Lent 5Hearing-Happening-Hoping Lent 6

There are three versions/ reflections on the Stations of the Cross

  1. Stations-of-the-Cross-for-Our-Time – Developed by the diocese of Ossory, it takes a contemporary look at the stations with beautiful artwork & reflections
  2. stations of the Cross for Youth – Adapted from a resource done by Missio this takes a look at the stations through the experience of youth – with short reflections for individuals, schools, Churches or Colleges. A powerpoint of this can be downloaded for use in a liturgy – stations of the Cross Youth – PPT
  3. Lent 2018 – Scripture Stations of the Cross based on the gospel of Mark – Is a resource beautiful resource prepared by the  Office for Evangelisation in Melbourne based on the Gospel that we are using in this Liturgical year

For our Younger parishioners we have a Lenten Calendar for Children that gives a small activity to do each day of Lent – They also may want to keep track of this, their Lenten Journey and the good deeds or acts of kindness that they do each day one one of our MAD (Make a Difference) Lenten Journey planners – Children’s MAD Lenten Journey 1 & Children’s MAD Lenten Journey 2 – If you complete it why not leave it in our Easter Garden on Easter Sunday?

If anyone has a frown on their face this Lent because they’re missing what they have given up see if you can bring them a smile with our My MAD Lenten Face (that also has the smiles prayer!!)

Also say a special prayer for someone this Lent by making this praying hands card for them to let them know you are thinking of them – My MAD Praying Hands

The 4th Sunday of Lent is Leatare Sunday, do you know what that means and some of the traditions associated with it? – Laetare Sunday