New! Adult Faith Formation Initiative - Fifth Sunday of Lent

Dear Friends, 


We are happy to share with you that the Lenten Reflections Videos in English and Spanish for the Fifth Sunday of Lent are available!  



The reflection in English for the Fifth Sunday of Lent features Fr. John Gordon, Acting Vicar for Pastoral Life and Coordinator for the Office for Evangelization.   


The reflection in Spanish for the Fifth Sunday of Lent features Yamilka Genao, Associate Director for Hispanic Family Life Ministries.   


The Catechetical Office is pleased to offer the adult faith formation communities of your parish this new Lenten initiative.  It is our desire to better accompany the people and the parishes we serve and to support the ministry efforts of our adult faith formation leaders.  Although we are not able to accompany everyone in person, we hope to journey in faith virtually with all those who view this new Lenten Reflection Video Series. 


To view all videos in our Lenten Reflection Video Series, click here to visit our YouTube Channel.  


What is the new Lenten Reflection Video Series?  

These 8-10 minute video reflections on the Gospel readings for the six Sundays of Lent in English and Spanish will feature different Archdiocesan leaders to accompany adults meeting in small faith-sharing groups in our parishes.   


Who is the Lenten Reflection Video Series for? 

The Lenten Reflection Video Series offers insights into the Gospel readings for each of the Sundays in Lent and serves as great supplementary material to any Lenten program or study.  This series is perfect for: 

  • Small Christian Communities 

  • Adult faith formation groups  

  • Bible study groups 

  • Prayer Groups 

  • Ministry teams 

  • RCIA 

  • Parents of faith formation programs 

  • Individual use  


How can you join us on mission to bring people closer to Jesus? 

We invite you to join us in this initiative to help you and your parish family draw closer to Jesus this Lenten season.  Links to our Lenten Reflection Video Series will be shared weekly.  Please see the attached flyers for promotion and share these video links and flyers with your parish staff, ministry leaders, parishioners, and families.  Also, please do share this information with your webmaster and your social media manager to post these video links and flyers on your parish website and social media pages.  


For more information, please contact the Catechetical Office at  


May the Lord bless our efforts to accompany those who He has entrusted to our care and increase our fruitfulness in ministry.   


With prayers of gratitude for you, 




The Catechetical Office Staff

Archdiocese of Newark