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Totally Lent!
A Teen’s Journey to Easter 2010

Junior High Edition: Grades 7 and Up

From Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17, through
Easter Sunday, April 4, each day features
a new page of reflections to help young
teens understand the significance of the
Lenten season. The daily “mini-journaling”
helps them develop their faith and fosters
their spiritual growth.

Along the way, engaging activities and
pencil puzzles build Catholic identity, rein-
force Lenten symbols and practices, and
link the lives of saints to lessons for today.



                                                         64 pages, 6” x 9” #H3693




  Sample pages you’ll find in this Product Preview:
 •    Introduction (page 4)
 •    First Saturday of Lent – Feb. 27 (page 17)              Scroll down
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 •    Third Friday of Lent – March 12 (page 32)                the pages
 •    Fifth Monday of Lent – March 22 (page 44)
 •    Tuesday of Holy Week March 30 (page 53)
                       Introduction


    D    id you ever make a journey? Maybe you took a trip to your grandpar-
         ents’ house, to your state capitol, or to the mountains or beach? Did
    any of these trips change your beliefs, your attitudes, or how you treat
    other people? Perhaps you learned something new or got a new insight
    into something or someone.


                      Write a few words about a journey you took.
                   Then describe how you think you changed from
              having been on that journey.

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    Now, you are about to begin a Lenten journey that also might change
    you. Usually, travel involves planes, trains, or
    automobiles. But for this journey, a pen will
    be your primary vehicle. And this Totally Lent
    journal will serve as a map to guide you through
    the forty days of Lent—from Ash Wednesday
    to Easter.

    Each day of Lent you will read a passage from the
    Scripture readings for the day, think about what the pas-
    sage means in your life, and write your response to a
    related question.




           First Saturday of Lent—February 27

If you are mean to me, I am going to be mean to
you. If you do a favor for me, I will do the same for
you. That makes us even! Well, it WAS even until
Jesus came along and tipped the scales!

       “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall
       love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say
       to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who
       persecute you, so that you may be children of your
       Father in heaven….For if you love those who love
       you, what reward do you have?”
                                       Matthew 5:43-45, 46




What do you think about what Jesus is saying? How difficult is it
to live out this teaching? Is it actually possible?
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                   Third Friday of Lent—March 12

     The people of Israel strayed from God. They worshiped idols and oppressed
     the poor. Through the prophet Hosea, God reprimands his people.

               It is I who answer and look after you.
            I am like an evergreen cypress;
               your faithfulness comes from me.
            Those who are wise understand these things;
               those who are discerning know them.
            For the ways of the LORD are right,
               and the upright walk in them,
               but transgressors stumble in them.
                                                Hosea 14:8-9



      To whose voice are you listening? How is a caring person
      encouraging you to be your best?

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                     Fifth Monday of Lent—March 22

   Remember the Pharisees? They frequently challenged Jesus, who met
   their challenge by quoting the law. Can you find an example in the follow-
  People achieve great things because 1) they believe that what they seek is
   ing passage?
  possible, and 2) there is someone who encourages their belief. The sick
         Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am Jesus said the
  man’s encounter with Jesus shows us this is true.the light of to the sick
  man: world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but
           will have the light of life.” Then the Pharisees said to him,
            you are to be made your The behalf; your testimony is not
       “Do“You wanttestifying onwell?” own sick man
           valid.” Jesus answered, one to put me into
       answered him, “Sir, I have no“Even if I testify on my own behalf, my
           pool when is water is stirred up; and while
       the testimony thevalid because I know where I have come from and
           where I am way, but you else steps down
       I am making mygoing, someone do not know where I come from or
           where I am going. You judge by human standards; I judge no
       ahead of me.” Jesus said to him, “Stand up, take
           one. and walk.” do judge, man was made
       your matYet even if IAt once the my judgment is valid; for it is not
           I and he took up his mat and the Father who
       well, alone who judge, but I and began to walk. sent me. In your
                                                 of two witnesses is valid. I
           law it is written that the testimonyJohn 5:6-9
           testify on my own behalf, and the Father who sent me testifies
           on my behalf.”
                                                         John 8:12-18
  What have you been able to achieve because you believed you could
  and because you had someone’s encouragement?
                                   The Pharisees are not the only
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                                                 ones who challenge Jesus and
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                                   his Father. What do people
                                   or say today that challenges
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                                                 the laws of God?
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 Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha (1656-1680) was born in the territory of the Mohawk Native
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 American tribe that later became New York state. Her father was a Mohawk warrior and her
 mother was an Algonquin captive. When Kateri was four years old, smallpox struck her village,
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 leaving Kateri disfigured, half blind, and an orphan.
   On Easter in 1676, Kateri was baptized by a “blackrobe,” the name the Mohawks gave Jesuit
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 missionaries. But she was scorned and mistreated by her people because of her Christian
 beliefs. So, in 1677, Kateri fled through the wilderness to the mission of St. Francis Xavier,
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 near Montreal, Canada. There she became known for her kindness, prayer, faith, and penance.
 The first Native American to be proposed for canonization, she was beatified in 1980, and is
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 honored by the Church on July 14.
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                           Tuesday of Holy Week—March 30

               Have you ever entered a room where you got a strange sense that some-
               thing was going on, but you didn’t know what? Here the disciples are
               puzzled because Jesus seems troubled and they don’t know why.

                      Jesus was troubled in spirit, and declared,
                      “Very truly, I tell you, one of you will betray me.” The
                      disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he
                      was speaking. One of his disciples—the one whom
                      Jesus loved—was reclining next to him; Simon Peter
                      therefore motioned to him to ask Jesus of whom
                      he was speaking. So while reclining next to Jesus, he
                      asked him, “Lord, who is it?” Jesus answered, “It is the
                      one to whom I give this piece of bread when I have
                      dipped it in the dish.” So when he had dipped the piece
                      of bread, he gave it to Judas son of Simon Iscariot. After
                      he received the piece of bread, Satan entered into him.
                      Jesus said to him, “Do quickly what you are going to do.”
                                                               John 13:21-27




               Judas is about to betray Jesus.
               Describe a time when you felt
               betrayed.
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