Ash Wednesday

CARFLEO has updated a set of Ash Wednesday resources.

Ash Wednesday   Poem by T.S. Eliot

There’s some great ideas on Pinterest Boards featuring Ash Wednesday and Lent:

Loyola Press Ash Wednesday Resources

A Liturgy for Ash Wednesday from the Jesuit Institute. It includes this prayer:

Father,
we gather in your presence on this Ash Wednesday,
to seek your forgiveness
and to ask your help in living our lives better.
For the times when we have failed to love. Have mercy, Lord.
For the times when we have not noticed the needs of others. Have mercy, Lord.
For the times when we have refused to forgive. Have mercy, Lord.
These ashes are a sign of our repentance.
Bless them, Lord,
and make them a sign to the world of our desire to change,
and to follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ, your Son.
Amen.

In 2017, the Message of Pope Francis for Lent is “The Word is a gift. Other persons are a gift.” Based on the parable of the rich man and Lazarus (cf. Luke 16:19-31), the Holy Father invites Catholics to find “inspiration in this meaningful story, for it provides a key to understanding what we need to do in order to attain true happiness and eternal life. It exhorts us to sincere conversion.”

Trócaire’s Education Resources for Lent 2017 Resources from Ireland.

Lent 2017 United States Bishops.

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