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5 Catholic Lent devotionals for families with children


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Theresa Civantos Barber - published on 02/11/23

Looking for a great way to deepen your family’s faith journey this Lent? Try these devotionals for families with children.

Looking for a great way to deepen your family’s faith journey this Lent? Look no further! We’ve got you covered with these wonderful Lenten devotionals for families with children.

Best of all, these are all tried and true. I polled my local parish moms’ group to compile this list, and every one of these devotionals has been used and loved by Catholic parents at my parish.

Along with these devotionals, you may enjoy the printable Lent calendar at Catholic Icing or the DIY Lent Bundle from Catholic All Year.

Jesus Tree Lenten Study from Catholic Sprouts

A Jesus Tree, similar to a Jesse Tree, walks you through all the major events of Jesus’s life, death and resurrection over the 40 days of Lent.  

This Jesus Tree Lenten Study will have your family read almost one entire Gospel (you can choose Gospel of Matthew or Gospel of John) over the course of Lent.

Each listing includes a digital download and a physical booklet, and you can separately buy the accompanying poster and stickers!

Holy Heroes Lenten Adventure

This creative and fun Lenten plan includes daily Lenten activities, fun video and audio selections, access to an array of Holy Heroes media, activity downloads, and more. 

Welcome Risen Jesus: Lent and Easter Reflections for Families

Welcome Risen Jesus offers daily reflections and thoughts that encourage families to think, pray, and act based on words from Scripture. These exercises are designed to engage your household during the Lenten season by tying Scripture and reflection to your daily life.

Treasures in Jars of Clay: Family Devotions and Activities for Lent

The season of Lent provides the perfect time for families to reflect from where true fulfillment and peace comes. This devotional book is a thoughtful way to do that.

The Wilderness Way: A Lenten Journey

Designed as a six-week Lenten homeschool curriculum for elementary through middle school students, The Wilderness Way can work for any family; even if your kids go to school, you can do the activities on afternoons and weekends, or pick and choose your favorite parts. Curriculum author Sarah Scarborough has incorporated multiple beauty subjects to foster a prayerful and enriching Lent. 

Each week contains three days of study focusing on a 40-day theme within Scripture. Content includes Scripture reflections and discussion prompts, weekly Lenten-focused hymn studies and printable hymn sheets, poetry and artist studies focusing on great works in composition and painting, copywork sheets, hands-on extension activities and more.

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