LENT 2017

Hard to believe but as February as flashes past we are rapidly approaching the season of Lent once more.

Pope Francis has already issued his Message for Lent 2017

He writes

“Lent is a new beginning, a path leading to the certain goal of Easter, Christ’s victory over death. This season urgently calls us to conversion. Christians are asked to return to God “with all their hearts” (Joel 2:12), to refuse to settle for mediocrity and to grow in friendship with the Lord. Jesus is the faithful friend who never abandons us. Even when we sin, he patiently awaits our return; by that patient expectation, he shows us his readiness to forgive (cf. Homily, 8 January 2016).”
You can read his beautiful message by downloading it here.  It is a fantastic resource for persoanl and group reflection
Trocaire have their annual postprimary resource and video in place.
See also ……
Donna sent me this Ppt File on Lent.  Would work well for a year group assembly.Also for worhip and prayer themes in GCSE and Jun Cert.
Short Play for Holy Week.
Some teachers use the Lenten Sunday Gospels for prayer reflections with senior students. I have attached the 6 sundays here in one pdf file to download.
Another set of lectio resources for group or personal prayer
See this video to start our reflection on Lent and working for a just and equal world..

The Allegory of the Long Spoons.  


Based on an ancient story about hunger and sharing, this animated video is part of Caritas’ “One Human Family, Food for All” campaign. The “allegory of the long spoons” teaches us that when we struggle to feed only ourselves, everyone goes hungry. But when we focus on our

Louise kindly shared this resource in video for Ash Wednesday

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