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40 Lenten Practices for Catholic Ministries

Looking for ideas to mark the season as a Catholic ministry leader? Here are some ways to integrate prayer, fasting, and almsgiving as an organization of one or 100.


  • Pray for your clients/parishioners/supports. Ask God to let your ministry and your work bless them.

  • Take a half hour each week for Eucharistic Adoration, either individually or as a team. If you're really busy, make it an hour. :) Consider even bringing quiet work there to offer to the Lord!

  • Pray the Novena of Surrender as a team, handing over your organization and the results of your work to God.

  • Pray a decade of the rosary at the end of every hour.

  • Pray the Angelus together as a staff at noon.

  • Say a Hail Mary or some other prayer for every person you email or talk with on the phone.

  • Pick a parishioner or client of the day to pray for.

  • Pray for the success of your competitors each day.

  • Create a dedicated prayer space or room in your office for team members to go to whenever they'd like.

  • Make an effort to start each day or project with a prayer, as a group if possible!

  • Come up with a Lenten prayer as a team and post it on social media.

  • Put out a call for prayer requests on your social media accounts and actually pray for each of the requests.

  • Take a mini-pilgrimage with your team members to a local shrine or cathedral.


  • Fast from one of your outreach methods (social media, email marketing, etc.) and trust that God will provide in the gap!

  • Fast from taking on new projects that are not essential (whether that be putting off that thing on your to do list or not taking on any more than a certain number of new clients). Use that time and energy to pray or do works of charity instead.