Lent in Our Home
Examine your conscience:
At the beginning of Lent, discuss each of the ten penance suggestions with your family. How can you improve your present way of life? Your resolution: Make a serious resolution to do several actions of penance, both individually and as a family, each day during this Lent.
Rewards of a good Lent:
The Lord Jesus rewards those who are generous in his service. A good Lent is a sharing in his cross, and leads us to renew our baptismal promises at the Easter vigil. Paschal fast: Make a particular effort to keep the days of the Triduum, and especially Good Friday and Holy Saturday, as a period of prayer and reflection.
All praise to you, Father in heaven, for leading us out of the darkness of sin into the light of your kingdom. We bless you for sending us your Son to save us, to die for us that we might die to sin, to be raised that we might share your life. We thank you for giving us your Spirit of love, to live in our hearts and lead us to you. All glory, praise and honour be yours, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and evermore. Amen.