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The Linked Parishes of Pope John XXIII & Christ The King

2020-21 Faith Formation Program




Session 6 - Lent & Easter

Lent Is A Time to Become Closer To Jesus

Lent is a season of 40 days that leads us to Easter Sunday. 

Lent is like springtime.  It is a time for us to grow in God's love.


During Lent we learn about how Jesus gave us signs of His love.

We remember to pray, to make good choices, and to be kind to others.

Purple is the color of Lent.


Lenten Mass at Christ the King Church

The priest wears purple robes and the church is decorated in purple.


Lenten Mass at Pope John XXIII Church

Lent is


Days Long

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Lent is a time to prepare for the celebration of Easter and the new life that Jesus brings us.


We follow Jesus through the forty days of Lent by praying , doing good things for others, and helping the poor .


Complete the steps on the road to Lent by filling in a way to pray, do good, or help others. Some ideas are already in place. Then put your ideas into practice

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Jesus Teaches Us To Love Others


In the story of the Good Samaritan, two men passed by the hurt man and did not help.


The Good Samaritan stopped to help because he was kind.

Jesus tells us to be like the Good Samaritan.


God says to love your neighbor as yourself.

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Dear God,

Thank you for the story of the Good Samaritan.  I pray that I will always choose to help those in need.  

I ask this in Jesus' name,



Lent reminds us that we need to help people.

Can you connect the items to the people or animals that need them?

Catholic Traditions


Each year during Lent, we remind ourselves that Jesus loved us very much.  In the name of this love he chose to let himself be mistreated by people who did not understand how important and precious he was.

Stations of the Cross

When we pray the Stations of the Cross, we imagine the scene in Jerusalem as Jesus walked his way with the Cross.


Jesus Shows His Great Love

On Palm Sunday, people had a parade for Jesus. 


They put their cloaks on the street for him to walk over. They waved palm branches to honor Jesus.


They shouted “Hosanna” to Jesus. The wanted Jesus to be their king.

Jesus celebrated his last meal with his friends on Holy Thursday. That meal was the Last Supper. It was the night before Jesus died.

Before eating, Jesus washed his friends' feet to teach them to take care of each other 


Jesus gave himself to his friends. The bread and wine became Jesus’ Body and Blood.

This is called the EUCHARIST


On Easter Sunday, Jesus rose from the dead with new life. This is called the Resurrection.


When Jesus’ friends learned he had risen, they were happy. 

Jesus is with us in the Eucharist. Jesus is with us in all things that are good and beautiful.

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Why do these remind us of Jesus at Easter time?

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ANSWER: Because they remind us of New Life - Jesus rising from the tomb is New Life

Let's Memorize Our Prayers

Grace Before Meals

Bless us O Lord, and these thy gifts,
Which we are about to receive,

from thy bounty,
Through Christ, Our Lord.

Glory Be

Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning,
is now,
and ever shall be,
world without end.

Lord's Prayer

Our Father, Who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy Will be done,

on earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Bedtime Prayer

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
Angels watch me through the night,
And wake me with the morning light.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace.
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.