Most catechists begin each class with a gathering prayer and welcome. During Lent, you may want to add a brief check-in period to see how the children are doing—with school, friends, and their Lenten practices. Encourage the children to review their progress. Give them some time to reflect on the following: Are they spending more time in prayer? Sharing time to help others? Keeping a commitment to move away from a poor habit? Grade Yourself This Lent isn’t meant to be a report card; rather, it’s a chance for the children to reflect on how far they’ve come and what they have yet to do. Remind the children that Lent is a journey and that their honest efforts are what matter most.
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