What is Lent? Lent is the season of preparation before Easter. It begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday evening at the Easter Vigil Mass. Lent lasts for 40 days and reminds us of the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert when he was tempted before beginning his mission. Some contend that Sundays are not counted in Lent. Because Easter falls on a different date each year, the date of Ash Wednesday also changes. This year, in 2022, we start the season of Lent and celebrate Ash Wednesday on Wednesday 2nd March.
Below you will find a variety of resources to support your Lenten worship, events and celebrations in your school community. Check back here for more resources as this page is updated!
The Lead Lay Chaplains of our Diocesan CMATs have created resources on Discipleship that are available for all schools on the themes of Vocations, Lent and Easter and Reconciliation. They are available here.
Lent music playlist
Holy Week music playlist
CAFOD Lent resources for young people https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Secondary-and-youth-resources/Lent-resources-young-people
Fast from hurtful words and speak kind words. Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude. Fast from anger and be filled with patience. Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope. Fast from worries and have trust in God. Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity. Fast from pressures and be prayerful. Fast from bitterness and fill your heart with joy. Fast from selfishness and be compassionate. Fast from grudges and be reconciled. Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.