Please see below some links, from the Catholic Academies Schools Office, to resources to help you grow together as part of God’s family during this special season.
The Season of Lent
Begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Thursday in the evening – approximately 6 weeks.
In the Christian Year, Lent precedes and prepares for Easter. It is a penitential season and a time of spiritual growth and a time for discerning and doing good. Traditionally we give more time to prayer, fasting and almsgiving (money given to the ‘poor’ or good causes). This helps us to say ‘Yes’ to God’s will and ‘No’ to our selfish ways in order to become better followers of Jesus. The season begins by recalling the 40 days Jesus fasted in the desert and prepared to proclaim the Good News. In the Northern Hemisphere, Lent begins in winter. But when the 40 days are over, we know that the warmth and new life of spring are surely coming.
Stations of the Cross
Click on the link below to take you to a page with a set of PowerPoints you can use to pray the Stations of the Cross together during Lent. Each week there will be two versions, one using the traditional responses and a second using contemporary responses.
Activities for Schools During Lent
Click on the link below to take you to a page which contains a variety of resources to use in schools during Lent.
Family Activities for Lent
Click on the link below to take you to a page which contains a variety of activities you can try together during Lent.