First week of Lent: A Time to Grow

Think about spring. Remember how plants push their way up through the earth. Trees sprout leaves and buds. Birds sing their best songs.

In spring we plant new seeds. We cut away dead twigs and stems. We prepare for a new life. Jesus talked about death and new life. He held up a seed and said, “I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit.” John 12:24

During lent we clear a place to plant seeds of faith and love. We work and pray. We grow in faith and love.

Stations of the Cross for Children and Families
Jelly Bean Prayer Activity 

Source: Faith First, Catechist Guide


  1. You and I and our Priest at the Cathedral here in Lansing must have been thinking the same way! Great Minds

  2. Patricia~Do you live in Michigan? I have family in South Lyon and Grosse Pointe. What a small world! ...and thanks for the link.

  3. It is a small world isn't it


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