FROM OUR EDITORS —February 11, 2018 – 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Joan McKamey ~ February 5, 2018


As we approach the beginning of Lent, reflecting on this Sunday’s Gospel about the leper who wishes to be made clean is good preparation for us. We may ask ourselves: In what ways do we need Jesus’ help to be “made clean”? A helpful Lenten prayer may be “A clean heart create for me, God; renew within me a steadfast spirit” (Psalm 51:12). Then our Easter joy will reflect Jesus’ promise in the Beatitudes: “Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God” (Matthew 5:8).

With Ash Wednesday on February 14, we have quite a few Lenten resources to share. You may use some in preparation for Lent, as Lent begins, and throughout the season:

Seeds: Lent Begins (English and Spanish)
Promise: What Jesus Asks Us to Do in Lent (English and Spanish)
Good News: Let’s Learn About Lent
Good News: What Is Lent All About?
Venture: Get Your Lenten Facts Together
Venture: Grade Yourself This Lent
Visions: What Is Lent All About?
Visions: A Quiz for Champions at the Beginning of Lent
Visions: Analogies for Lent
Catholic Culture: A Prayer Service for Ash Wednesday
Catholic Culture: Lenten Fast and Abstinence
Catholic Culture: Why Ashes on Ash Wednesday?

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