Lent 2024

Welcome to our Lenten Resource Page

Along with the main pillars of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, Lent is a season of the church in which we are called to examine our spiritual lives and re-commit to our lifelong journey with Jesus. It is also a time of growth in anticipation of the great joy that awaits us at Easter.

Here are just a few resources to help inspire and motivate you, your family and your parish community this Lent. These resources also serve as a faithful reminder that only by entering into the desert with Christ throughout these 40 days and accompanying him in his Passion do we ultimately experience the fruits of his victory over sin and death. We encourage you in this season to take advantage of the bounty of spiritual treasures the church has to offer, and we promise, you’ll be glad you did!

Learn more about Lent from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

Message from Bishop Erik T. Pohlmeier on February 14, Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for Lent 2024
Through the Desert God Leads us to Freedom

An illustration by Mauro Pallotta, known as “Maupal,” for Pope Francis’ Lenten message for 2024 was released during a news conference at the Vatican Feb. 1, 2024. Lent begins Feb. 14, Ash Wednesday, and concludes March 28, Holy Thursday. (CNS photo/courtesy Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development) 
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Individual Resources

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The Complete Guide to the Catholic Season of Lent
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Praying Lent – An Online Ministry of Creighton University
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Bishop Barron is urging ALL Catholics to pray with Sacred Scripture for 40 days. This Lent, we challenge you to meditate on the daily Gospel with Word on Fire’s 2024 Lenten Gospel Reflections. This book includes the Gospel passage for the day, a reflection by Bishop Barron, journaling space, and Stations of the Cross. Get one book for FREE! Just cover the shipping and handling.

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Families & Schools

Journey with your family or community around the world while growing in the traditional Lenten practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Whether you are looking for resources for your family, parish, school or diocese, CRS Rice Bowl has what you need to make your Lenten journey a fruitful and faith-filled experience.


Discover Lenten resources for preparation and celebration. To learn more about the liturgical season of Lent and explore even more Lenten resources, click the button below.

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NCEA is pleased to offer Lenten resources that enable Catholic educators to guide their students during this season of prayer and penance. Filled with research-based strategies, publications, website and technological tools, these resources will provide insight and best practices for Lent.

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There are many ways to celebrate (and observe) Lent with children. Here you will find a list of resources and activities to do with children, from one Catholic parent to another.

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Louie’s Lent

by Claudia Cangilla McAdam | Illustrated by Michael Rogers | Published by Ascension Press

Fasting, prayer, almsgiving…how can a child best live out the Lenten season? NEW for Lent is an engaging, entertaining, and contemporary story told by an award-winning Catholic author of books for kids.

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40 Ideas for Lent
by Sister Jane Schaeffler, O.P.

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Joe Paprocki’s Catechist’s Journey,
40 Ideas for 40 Days

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FORMED Parish-wide Studies for Lent

A Parish-Wide Study is meant to help Catholics build holy habits and become proactive in their own faith formation as individuals and families. By encouraging parishioners to take part in a parish-wide study, you empower the individuals and families to begin building these holy habits and learning their faith on a regular basis on FORMED.

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