Wednesday February 17th – Ash Wednesday
Take your family to an Ash Wednesday Mass and then have a discussion as to why we receive ashes.
The ashes symbolize the dust from which God made us. As the priest applies the ashes to a person's forehead, he speaks the words: "Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return." Alternatively, the priest may speak the words, "Repent and believe in the Gospel." Ashes also symbolize grief, in this case, grief that we have sinned and caused division from God. Writings from the Second-century Church refer to the wearing of ashes as a sign of penance.
Thursday February 18th, 2021
Discuss everyone’s Lenten sacrifices and/or actions and make sure they are reasonable but challenging.
Friday February 19th, 2021
Pray an Our Father together. Ask God to bless your family this Lent and help you grow in holiness.
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.
Saturday February 20th, 2021
As a family, vote on a charity (or two) to which you want to donate this Lenten Season.
Suggestions to help get you started!