Parish of the Immaculate Conception and St. Killian Clondalkin
Lent is just around the Corner – Here are a few free resources for individuals, families, Children, groups and families. There should be something for everyone as we journey as a family of faith towards Easter. Happy Lent!!
The 3 pillars of Lent are Prayer, Fasting & Giving – Here’s a few thoughts on these – 3 Pillars Lent Booklet
As we begin Lent we tend to make a number of commitments and promises. Here is My Lenten Commitment & for our younger parishioners Children’s Lenten Promise . We also like to give up things so maybe it is also good to take up something as well to help others – Have a look at the Give up, Take up Prayer that also gives a few suggestions of what you, as a family may consider taking up this Lent – Lent Give Up take up prayer & suggestions
We also have a few challenges this year –
For families – Lent Families 40 Days of Joy – Have a bit of fun each day
For Children – The MAD Lenten Jelly Bean Challenge – you ca even try making a Jellybean bracelet!
For Everyone – Lenten Photo a day Challenge Jut use your mobile!!
Our younger parishioners may want to do one good thing a day for Lent and keep a record of their Lenten Journey – Children’s MAD Lenten Journey Children’s MAD Lenten Journey 2 Children’s Lenten Journey 3 or here’s a little booklet with a few suggestions that they can follow – Lenten Calendar for Children
We have very little time on our hands these days so here is a retreat for you that you can do in your own time and at your own pace. With a few reflections & suggestions for you each week based on the Gospel of that Sunday – Something Different for Lent – A busy person’s retreat 2019
It can be hard to find time and ways of praying together as a family – here are a few creative suggestions that you may wish to try out – Family Friendly Ways of Praying Booklet
The sign of the Cross is one of the most simple but powerful prayers we make each day without thinking about it – The Sign of the Cross and two little exercises that you may wish to try with children – MAD Lenten Face – Try to put a smile on someone’s face this Lent, & My MAD Praying Hands make a card to let someone know you said a prayer for them!
Lent is also a good time to take an opportunity, on your own, with your partner or friends or in a group, to reflect a little more on scripture – Here is a simple structure based on the readings for each week of Lent that may be useful – HHH Lent 1 2019 HHH Lent 2 2019 HHH Lent 3 2019 HHH Lent 4 – Prodigal son 2019 HHH Lent 5 – Women caught in Adultery 2019
Here’s the Holy Week Story for Children – The Story of Holy Week for Children CCPC
A little resource for Children for Easter Sunday – CCPC Easter Sunday Resource for Children – Inspector Snoop
Walk the road to Pentecost with Scripture – a free resource with a short reflection on the Gospel of the day – Walking the Path to Pentecost Scripture Calendar 2019 Gen