2014 Lenten Calendar

+Ad Jesum Per Mariam+

We seek to be fully immersed in a life a prayer within our current state of life so that we can grow an intimate union with Christ, foster the virtues of humility and charity, and properly purge ourselves of things of this world that have been hindering our union with Him.  We hope to model the Holy Family of Nazareth with the purpose of transforming our own family into a "true sanctuary of Love".


Here is a FREE printable Lenten Calendar. 

This calendar follows both forms of the Roman Rite.  The EO saints and feast days are noted in bold.  We do not celebrate many of the feast days listed during Lent.*  They are included for private devotion and will be called upon for intercessory prayers. 

2014 Lenten Calendar - EO white2014 Lenten Calendar - EO lpurple2014 Lenten Calendar - EO purple

*In order to keep up the character of mournfulness and austerity which is so well suited to Lent, the Church, for many centuries, admitted very few feasts into this portion of her year, inasmuch as there is always joy where there is even a spiritual feast…During the last few centuries, she has admitted several other feasts into that portion of her general calendar which coincides with Lent; still, she observes a certain restriction, out of respect for the ancient practice. ~“The Mystery of Lent” - Extraordinary Form (Tridentine) from Dom Gueranger’s “The Liturgical Year”


*The calendar can be printed with a purple, light purple, or white background. The links to the calendar downloads are listed at the bottom of this post.

I print my calendar at Costco Photo in 16x20 ($5.99) for the family down stairs and 8x10 ($1.49) for bedrooms upstairs.  It can also be printed at home.


The following prayers are also included on the calendar.

O Lord Jesus! who spent forty days in the desert without food or drink, and didst permit Thy self to be tempted by the evil spirit, give me, I beseech Thee by that holy fast, the grace to combat, during this holy season of Lent, under Thy protection, against intemperance, and to resist the suggestions of Satan that I may win the crown of eternal life. Amen. ~Rev. Fr. Leonard Goffine's The Church's Year


Prayer Before A Crucifix ~ En ego, O bone et dulcissime Iesu
Behold, O good and most sweet Jesus, I fall upon my knees before Thee, and with most fervent desire beg and beseech Thee that Thou wouldst impress upon my heart a lively sense of faith, hope and charity, true repentance for my sins, and a firm resolve to make amends. And with deep affection and grief, I reflect upon Thy five wounds, having before my eyes that which Thy prophet David spoke about Thee, o good Jesus: "They have pierced my hands and feet, they have counted all my bones." Amen.

This prayer calls to mind Psalm 21, in particular verses 17 and 18, which concern our Lord's Passion. A plenary indulgence is granted to the faithful on any Friday of Lent or Passiontide who after Communion piously recite this prayer before an image of Christ crucified. On other days of the year the indulgence is partial.


You may download and print the calendar for your personal use.

Email me at JOYfilledfamily{at}gmail{dot}com if you prefer to have a JPEG file and/or PDF sent directly to you.  I will gladly send out the 2014 Lenten Calendar - JPEG file at any time in the Lenten Season.


The following chart serves as checklists/reminder for my family throughout the Lenten season. 

I print two copies of the complete chart.  One copy goes into my Lenten Binder and the other copy is laminated for durability and use with a white-board pen.  The laminated chart is displayed in a prominent spot so that we can better manage our Lenten program.

Personal Lenten Program Chart - Blank - JOYfilledfamily


Lenten Activities & Resources for Kids:


  1. Thank you so much for sharing once again! I have been checking your site to see if you'd post an updated one. Third year I'm downloading it. I'm also going to take one for my CCD classroom where I teach 5th graders.
    God Bless!

  2. I was so thrilled when I saw your post on my blogger dashboard...thank you so much for taking the time to post and share your resources!

    Have a holy and fruitful Lenten season...

    Ps, do you mind if I link your post to the Catholic Bloggers Lent Link Up on my post?

  3. Thank you for sharing. God bless you!

  4. Thank you so much for the calendar! I have made one the same for a few years now but with a two month old at the moment I was pleased to have the work done for me this year. Many thanks again and God bless!

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  6. Thank you so much for this! I love your family picture on the sidebar....beautiful. Blessed Lent

  7. also, what was the different option you were using for schooling for your kids last year? I remember reading about it, but can't remember. I remember it being Catholic and my friend just expressed interest in something similar and I wanted to tell her about it.... :) thanks



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