What is the Meaning of Lent?

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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

Add this companion piece for enhanced value:

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 Whole Parish License (unlimited printing)


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