The following are resources that parishes and parish groups might like to draw upon in the coming weeks.

Liturgy Group Worksheet

This three page document looks to questions a liturgy group might ask themselves as they prepare for the season, offers a page on the meaning of the season and presents a final page suggesting a menu of Lenten activities.

liturgy group worksheet for Lent 2012

Ash Wednesday

In this resource you will find:

  • An introduction to Ash Wednesday
  • A service of Ashes
  • Suggestions for reaching out from an Ash Wednesday Mass
  • Rite of Sending of Ministers with Ashes

Ash Wednesday Resource

A Lenten Celebration of Evening Prayer

A guide and outline of an evening prayer for Lent in the parish

A Lenten Celebration of Evening Prayer in the Parish

Celebrating Reconciliation this Lent

These two resources of

  • An introduction to the Sacrament of Reconciliation and an outline of the celebration
  • The full text of a Lenten Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation for use with Primary school children,  as well as work sheets for penance

A Lenten Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation with Children

Preparing a parish Celebration of Reconciliation this Lent

Taize prayer around the Cross

A guide to preparing an evening experience of Taize prayer in your parish.

Taize Prayer in the Parish


Supporting Trócaire’s Lenten Campaign – liturgy resource. As the official overseas development agency for the Catholic Church in Ireland, the Trócaire Lenten campaign is a very important part of our journey in Lent. This resource is offered to help parishes make the most of this opportunity for supporting the work of Trócaire in the context of our Lenten journey and prayer.

This 10 page document details:

An overview of this year’s campaign; a page outlining what’s in the Trócaire resource pack; sacred space/display for Lent; an opening liturgical action linking into Trócaire; sample intercessions from the resources; A suggestion for a Friday action of solidarity; Sample bulletin inserts for the weeks of Lent; a note on Bringing back our boxes on Holy Thursday.

Supporting Trócaire’s Lenten campaign 2012 – liturgy resource

We should think twice before we say Amen – a reflection on Eucharist

Click here to read a powerful reflection by Archbishop Oscar Romero on Eucharist and our Amen to it.

We should think twice before we say Amen – a reflection on Eucharist


Table Prayer for Lent