But if there be one Season of the Year more than another in which the Faithful ought to reflect upon what is taught us both by faith and experience, as to the existence and workings of the wicked spirits,—it is undoubtedly this of Lent, when it is our duty to consider what have been the causes of our last sins, what are the spiritual dangers we have to fear for the future, and what means we should have recourse to for preventing a relapse.” ~The Liturgical Year of Dom Prosper Gueranger concerning the Season of Lent
Here is a simple printable that we use for the Lenten & Advent seasons. It serves as a tool to help us stay committed to our Lenten plans. We sit down as a family to discern and finalize our family Lenten Program. Then Dad sits with each child to discuss what they want to offer Jesus and how they are desiring to grow in virtue during the Lenten season.
This year’s family Lenten program will be focused on the Nineveh 90 Challenge, in preparation for the 100th Anniversary of Fatima.
The daily section is designed to list the commitments to be done at least 3x per week. While the weekly section is reserved for those commitments that change from week-to-week in Lent or must be performed only 1-2x per week.
I print 2 copies/page times the number of weeks in the Lenten season/Nineveh 90 Challenge for each child. You could also laminate and use a wet erase pen. A full sheet is printed each week for the master family list. A child rotates the weekly duty of leading us in our Lenten program and checking off the items for the day/week. This shifts the accountability and gives each child another opportunity to grow in virtue.
Having shared all that, there is no one way to use this printable. You are free to use this printable as you see fit for your own personal use and share.
Dearly beloved Brethren: you know that the day of Scrutiny, when our elect are to receive the holy instruction, is at hand. We invite you, therefore, to be zealous and assemble on N., (here, the day was mentioned) at the hour of Sext [the sixth hour of the day]; that so we may be able, by the divine aid, to achieve without error, the heavenly mystery, whereby is opened the gate of the kingdom of heaven, and the devil is excluded with all his pomps.” ~ The Roman Sacramentary of St. Gelasius