We have a True or False Lenten quiz for you this week. Our Middle School Youth Group members did pretty well — here’s the quiz. Good luck!

Here you go:
1. Lent’s official liturgical color is red.
2. Lent lasts for 40 days, not counting Sundays.
3. The word Lent is an old Anglo-Saxon word meaning midwinter.
4. Lent’s 40 days are a reminder of Jesus’s 40 days in the wilderness being tempted by the devil.
5. Two-parter: Lent begins with Ash Wednesday when many have ashes placed on the forehead. The ashes are made by burning palm leaves from the previous year’s Palm Sunday service.
6. The ashes are supposed to represent the time Jesus rubbed ashes on a blind man’s eyes to make him see again.
7. Many people give up something during Lent and the purpose of this practice is to show your willpower.
8. While fasting is a common practice in Lent, many people don’t fast during Lent on Sundays.
9. The phrase Glory to God is traditionally not spoken during Lent and makes its return on Easter.
10. The last week of Lent is known as Holy Week.
11. The last Sunday before Easter is called the Great Vigil of Easter.
12. Maundy Thursday, the last Thursday in Lent, recalls the last night and meal Jesus shared with his disciples.
13. Jesus’s last meal with his disciples is called the Last Supper, and we now commemorate that meal during the confession at church services.
14. Baptisms are typically performed at the Great Vigil of Easter.

ANSWERS:
1. False, it’s purple; 2. True; 3. False, it translates ‘springtime’; 4. True, it also recalls the 40 years the Israelites wandered in the wilderness; 5. True and true; 6. False, it represents humility and our own mortality — ‘from dust we came and to dust we shall return; 7. False, it’s a practice of self-denial allowing room in your life for God to do something new; 8. True, people traditionally don’t fast on Sundays as Sundays are reminders or a foretaste of the coming resurrection; 9. False, Alleluia is the word many churches don’t use in worship during Lent; 10. True; 11. False, The Great Vigil of Easter is the Saturday night preceding Easter Day; 12. True; 13. False, Eucharist is when we celebrate the disciple’s last meal with Christ; 14. True

If you’re in middle or high school and want to join the Youth Group Zoom meetings for middle school or high school, shoot Mrs. Patti an email. Here’s the schedule: Middle School — grades six through eight — meets Tuesdays from 7 – 7:45 p.m.; High School meets Wednesdays from 7 – 7:45 p.m. The YG’s adult leaders are Mrs. Patti, Mr. and Mrs. Nichols, Mike Olivor, and Joe Miramontes.

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