Objective: Why is Lent called Lent? What is the purpose of this season or prayer and fasting? And what is the secret to making this season work for you? 

Deacon Fournier explains these answers and more in, Lent It Works If You Work It. Enroll now to see how you can turn this season into an amazing period of renewal and joy for yourself. 

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What others have been saying about this course:

MICHAEL IGNACIO MARTINEZ

“It's nice to be learning about Lent. At the end of this month or on the 25th I will be Baptized in the Catholic Religion and will get my first communion and be confirmed as a member of the Catholic Church, and I will get to practice more of the t...”

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“It's nice to be learning about Lent. At the end of this month or on the 25th I will be Baptized in the Catholic Religion and will get my first communion and be confirmed as a member of the Catholic Church, and I will get to practice more of the things that are to be done in the Catholic Religion. Thank you God for getting my life back the way it should be and thank you Lord Jesus Christ for doing your part thank you as well Holy Spirits and thank you Blessed Mother Mary for your help as well. I love you all and will see ya'll as soon as possible. Yours Truly, One of God Michael Ignacio Martinez ”

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Mapule Kunutu

“It really helped me to know exactly what to do during my next lent and makes me look forward to lent.”

“It really helped me to know exactly what to do during my next lent and makes me look forward to lent.”

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Deb Ries

“The text was very captivating. I enjoyed the questions as the review. ”

“The text was very captivating. I enjoyed the questions as the review. ”

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Course curriculum

  • 01

    Religious Education - Family Education - Lent - Lent It Works If You Work It

    Show Content
    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Religious Education - Family Education - Lent - Lent It Works If You Work It - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE
    • Religious Education - Family Education - Lent - Lent It Works If You Work It - VIDEO
    • Religious Education - Family Education - Lent - Lent It Works If You Work It - QUIZ

Instructor(s)

Instructor Bio:

Deacon Keith Fournier has been ordained as a Deacon for twenty four years. He and his wife have been married for 44 years. Together they raised five children and have seven grandchildren.

Deacon Fournier holds his Bachelors Degree (BA) in Theology and Philosophy from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He holds his Juris Doctor in Law (JD) from the University of Pittsburgh Law School. He holds His Masters Degree in Sacred Theology (MTS) from the John Paul II Institute of the Lateran University. He holds His Masters in Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Moral Theology from the Catholic University of America. He is currently working toward completion of a Doctorate in Moral Theology by completing his dissertation.

Deacon Fournier is serving the Diocese of Tyler, Texas, under Bishop Joseph Strickland. He serves at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and works with the Bishop. He is the General Legal Counsel for the Diocese of Tyler. He is also the Director of Deacon Formation for the Diocese of Tyler. Finally, He is the Dean of Catholic identity for the Bishop Gorman Catholic School in the Diocese of Tyler.

Deacon Keith Fournier is the Dean and Chaplain of Catholic Online School.

Deacon Keith Fournier

Dean of Students

Deacon Keith Fournier