The Season of Lent

Published on Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 2:25 p.m. Print Article

Ash Wednesday:
 Our first school Mass is at 9am on 26 February ~ AshWednesday, which marks the beginning of LENT. On this day people who follow Jesus are signed with the cross on their foreheads, and reminded that they should try to follow Jesus more closely. Every time people make the sign of the Cross they are reminded of how much Jesus loves them and how they need to try and live as he lived. The season of Lent is a special time which lasts for 40days.

Caritas ~ Lent in Schools:
The theme for Lent 2020 is Renewedby the Spirit. Pope Francis challenges us all to be transformed and renewed by the Spirit so that we can follow the path of love. When we do this we become God’s ambassadors on Earth.

10 Cent Tuesdays ~ On Tuesdays, the children are encouraged to bringing 10 cent coins donate to the Caritas Lenten appeal. Ideally, they will be generous with their own money or undertake extra chores at home to earn money to share.

Caritas Aotearoa NZ is the New Zealand Catholic Bishops' agency for justice, peace and development.