10 Tips for Making the Lenten Season More Meaningful
Slow Down – Set aside 10 minutes a day for silent prayer or meditation. It will revitalize your body and your spirit.
Read a good book – You could choose the life of a saint, a spiritual how-to, an inspirational book or one of the pope’s new books.
Be kind – Go out of your way to do something nice for someone else every day.
Get involved – Attend a Lenten lecture or spiritual program.
Volunteer at your parish – Whether it’s the parish fish fry, cleaning the church or helping with the food drive, it will give you a chance to help others.
Reach out – Invite an inactive Catholic to come with you to receive ashes on Ash Wednesday, or come to Stations of the Cross, Confession or Mass with you anytime during Lent.
Pray – Especially for people you don’t like and for people who don’t like you.
Tune out – Turn off the television and spend quality time talking with family members or friends.
Clean out closets – Donate gently used items to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Donate – Pick a Catholic mission and decide how you can help by sending money, clothing or supplies.