Jesus broke bread with his disciples on their last evening together, sharing bread and wine — his body and blood — and forming a bond between them as disciples. We remember this meal and Christ’s sacrifice and celebrate it with our friends every week when we go to Mass.
When we reflect on things such as hunger in the world, we have two choices: We can do nothing, or we can do something. On the website you’ll find ideas for your family to feed the hungry together.
Sacrifice is a weird concept. This Lenten season, let’s all try to live with sacrifice’s messy and contradictory rules: Give until it hurts. Give yourself credit. Give it up to God.
As parents of young children, when Lent comes around each year, I sometimes find myself thinking, “What else do you want from me, Lord?” This is probably the wrong way to look at Lenten sacrifice. The spirit with which we approach the sacrifice matters.
Here are three tips for catechists and parish staff members to help parents and hopefully encourage them to join in: 1–Communicate. 2. Invite them in. 3. Engage them in their faith.