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.