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  • 1. Lent NotesFifth, Sixth and Seventh Grade
  • 2. Vocabulary Words  Easter Sunday- the day Christ rose from the dead.  R.C.I.A candidates- they receive the sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil.  Veneration- reverence for the cross.  Cross- sign of Christ’s death.  Vigil- liturgy celebrating Sunday, or another solemnity but which takes place the night before.  Paschal Candle- represents the risen Christ, death to life, darkness to Light.  Love and Service- Jesus washes feet of apostles.
  • 3. Important Information  Lent begins on Ash Wednesday.  Lent lasts for 40 days.  Lent concludes on Holy Saturday (after the Easter Vigil.)  Conversion means turning back to God with all our hearts, a coming closer and closer to Jesus Christ.
  • 4. Important Information  Many of the Lenten readings at the Eucharist are from the prophets of the Old Testament.  Lenten practices that we follow in order to move toward conversion are prayer, fasting and almsgiving.  The word “Triduum” means 3 days.
  • 5. Important Information  The Holy Thursday service is called the Mass of the Lord’s Supper.  On Good Friday, we remember Jesus’ suffering and death for humankind.  On Palm Sunday, we remember Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey.  The Paschal Mystery is the passion, death, Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus Christ.
  • 6. Important Information  Holy Eucharist and Holy Orders are the two sacrament instituted at the Last Supper.  The only day during the liturgical year when Mass is not celebrated is on Good Friday.
  • 7. Important People to Know Pope John Paul II- Pope from 1978-2005. Loved Young people. Canonized more saints than all other popes combined. Bishop Oscar Romero- Bishop of El Salvador. Assassinated in 1980 while celebrating Mass. Dorothy Day- Journalist; founded the Catholic Workers Movement. Promoted Catholic teachings and Social issues.
  • 8. Important People to Know Thomas Merton- Poet, author; wrote books about God; was a Trappist monk. Jean Donovan and El Salvadoran Nuns- Missionaries and martyrs. They were murdered in El Salvador in 1980 on the way home from the airport. Sister Thea Bowman- Franciscan sister. Taught elementary, high school and college. Died from cancer in 1990.
  • 9. Important People to Know Francisco and Jacinta Santos- children who witnessed the Blessed Mother Appear to them at Fatima. Mattie Stepanek- Poet, inspirational speaker, died at 12 years old from a rare form of muscular dystrophy. Venerable Matt Talbot- Founder of Alcoholics Anonymous; lived in Ireland. Prayed and practiced self-sacrifice.
  • 10. Important People to Know Francisco and Jacinta Santos- children who witnessed the Blessed Mother Appear to them at Fatima. Mattie Stepanek- Poet, inspirational speaker, died at 12 years old from a rare form of muscular dystrophy. Venerable Matt Talbot- Founder of Alcoholics Anonymous; lived in Ireland. Prayed and practiced self-sacrifice.