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The Meaning of Lent

Description: Why and how Lent can make a significant difference in our lives. This PowerPoint presentation for RCIA and other faith formation classes gently teaches about the mercy of God that’s given to us in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. It raises awareness that we are sinners and Lent is a time of becoming more aware of the sins we need to overcome. It includes a fun “parable” to provide food for discussion and deeper reflection. And it provides the meaning of Ash Wednesday, fasting and abstinence, prayer, and almsgiving — and even explains why we abstain from meat. Comes with a Catechist Guide and “The Parable of the Unhappy Pig” (a four-page handout, i.e., two papers printed double-sided).

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$30 PowerPoint Presentation with hand-out

The Parable of the Unhappy Pig handout only
This is included in the PPT package. Add to the order only if you want copies for other uses in the parish or do not want the PPT.
$10 RCIA or Small Group License

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What is the Meaning of Lent? preview
Supplementary hand-out covers the same content as the PPT.
$15 RCIA or Other Small Group License
$30 Bulletin Inserts – Whole Parish License (unlimited printing, PDF)

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Beth Solis, a group facilitator in Oklahoma, says, "Our members asked us in the beginning if we minded taking things slowly so we could have time to really discuss each paragraph. We always have such great discussion! The PPT has been very helpful and is a nice addition."

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Feedback from a study group in Florida

Sylvia says, "This experience deepened my love for the Eucharist in ways I couldn’t imagine when we first started this course."

Karen says, "I never thought that I would read an encyclical. However, using the study guide made this experience so rewarding. It broadened my view about the Eucharist and my Catholic faith that makes me love and appreciate what Jesus did for us ever more deeply."

Tim says, "Being the only convert in the group, I ascertained a better and stronger understanding of the importance of the Eucharist, not only in the Mass but also in my daily life."

Jimmy says, "I learned so much about the Eucharist that was powerful and enlightening. This course helped deepen my faith and my appreciation for the Holy Mass."

Erin says, "It was amazing to get everyone’s perspective on the readings. And it deepened my love in the beautiful gift that the Eucharist is to all humanity for our salvation."

Shirley says, "This course was so enlightening. It was a gift that helped me grow in my faith."

Which PowerPoint Presentations cover what Sacraments?

An overview of all 7 sacraments is in the PPT
"The Nature and Function of the Church".

PLUS: The sacraments are also covered in the following PPTs:

Baptism - The Call to Discipleship
& it's further developed in
1. Confession: Sacrament of Healing
2. The Creed
3. Mission of the Redeemer

Eucharist - Christ's True Presence in the Mass
& it's further developed in
1. Life in Jesus
2. Who's Who in the Catholic Church
3. Confession: Sacrament of Healing
4. The Creed

Confirmation - The Sacrament of Confirmation
& it's further developed in
1. Salvation History
2. The Nicene Creed

Reconciliation - Confession: Sacrament of Healing
& it's further developed in
1. Who's Who in the Catholic Church

Anointing of the Sick is covered primarily in
The Nature and Function of the Church

Holy Orders - Who's Who in the Catholic Church
& it's further developed in
1. Christ's True Presence in the Mass

Marriage is touched on in The Call to Discipleship