Excerpts from the full year-round resource • Icebreakers, Social & Service Activities, Events, Rituals & Prayer
Bring families of all ages and backgrounds together through play, learning, and prayer! If you're looking to strengthen your parish community—to encourage families to work and play together while sharing and living out their faith—the tools in this resource will make it easy.
This Lenten Season toolkit offers fun and thought-provoking suggestions for jump-starting the process, drawn from Kathleen O'Connell Chesto's decades of experience leading whole family catechesis.
You will find great ideas and guidance:
- Two icebreakers.
- Seasonal social and service activities, including ideas for holding events tied to Mardi Gras/Pancake Tuesday and Holy Week.
- Family day events: "Lenten Crosses" and "Calvary Walk."
- Rituals and prayer services: two "Desert" services and "The Cross."
View a preview of the full year-round resource.
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Dr. Kathleen O'Connell Chesto is a well-known author and speaker on family spirituality who draws on her many experiences as a wife and mother. She holds a doctor of ministry degree from Hartford Seminary and a master of arts in religious studies from St. Joseph College in West Hartford.