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Seasonal Programs

With these resources, the JPIC Office and Directorate hope to provide a few ways for Holy Name Province ministries and others to deepen their experiences of the Holy Seasons of Lent and Advent in the living out of the Franciscan commitment to JPIC efforts.

Lenten Toolkit (Feb. 2014)Justice for Immigrants invites us to join other people of faith in making the concerns of immigrant families a focus of prayer, sacrifice, and action during Lent. JFI has created a Lenten Toolkit with suggested actions designed to help us reflect on the biblical call to welcome the stranger and act to make immigrant justice a reality.

Full Toolkit (PDF)

Overview (PDF)

Fast for Families (PDF)

Calendar (PDF)

Week 1 (PDF)

Week 2 (PDF)

Week 3 (PDF)

Week 4 (PDF)

Week 5 (PDF)

Week 6 (PDF)

Week 7 (PDF)

Easter Reflection (PDF)

Lent
As we move through the 40 days leading to Christ’s joyful resurrection, we have the opportunity to walk the path of ecological conversion.

The Stations of the Cross with John Paul II: On the path of ecological conversion (PDF)

Las Estaciones de la Cruz con Juan Pablo II: Camino de la conversión ecolôgica (PDF)

A new program, Lent 4.5-Christian Simplicity, affords us another meaningful way to experience Lent. Imagine the earth divided equally among all of us. Each person would receive 4.5 acres. Now imagine that everything you need — food, energy, home, clothing, appliances, gadgets — must come from those 4.5 acres. But it takes 22.3 acres to maintain the average American life-style. Lent 4.5 is a seven-week program that informs and inspires Christian communities on how to use prayer, fasting, and almsgiving to care for God’’s creation. It offers practical opportunities for people to apply church teaching on Gospel simplicity to their everyday lives. For more information, visit http://www.lent45.org. For your convenience, a brief program description and a promotional brochure/order form are included below:

Lent 4.5 Christian Simplicity Description (PDF)

Lent 4.5 Christian Simplicity Brochure/Order Form (PDF)

Advent
As we prayerfully wait for the coming of Christ, of Peace made Flesh, we can do our part to promote peace-filled living in our world.

Advent 2012 – In the Spirit of Assisi – Holy Land Peacemaking  (PDF)

Adviento de 2012 – En el Espíritu de Asís – Pacificación de Tierra Santa (PDF)