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Lent in schools

The theme for Lent 2021 is A New Way Forward. In our changing world we all need to work together to find a new way forward to transform our world into one that promotes love, hope and justice for all.

Key Resources

Here you’ll find the printable teacher guide, key Gospel illustrations, the full collection of lesson notes, resources overview, action plan, posters, The Way of the Cross liturgy, Y12 achievement standard assessment task and extra activity ideas for Lent.

Y1-4 Lesson Slides

Find all the Y1-4 lesson slides for the six weeks of Lent to display in class. These are available in both PowerPoint and Google Slides format and have relevant information contained in the notes.

Y5-8 Lesson Slides

Find all the Y5-8 lesson slides for the six weeks of Lent to display in class. These are available in both PowerPoint and Google Slides format and have relevant information contained in the notes.

Y9-10 Lesson Slides

Find all the Y9-10 lesson slides for the six weeks of Lent to display in class. These are available in both PowerPoint and Google Slides format and have relevant information contained in the notes.

Y11-13 Lesson Slides

Find all the Y11-13 lesson slides for the six weeks of Lent to display in class. These are available in both PowerPoint and Google Slides format and have relevant information contained in the notes.

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Lent in Schools 2020

The theme for Lent 2020 is Renewed by 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.

Lent in schools 2019

The theme for Lent 2019 is inspired by a quote from Pope Francis: 'Living our lives with love.' We are called to live our lives with genuine love - for others and for God.

Lent in schools 2018

The theme for Lent 2018 was inspired by a quote from Suzanne Aubert: ‘Let us go together’. We are personally called to go on a journey - with each other and with God. In the course of the journey we are changed and we change the world around us.

Lent in schools 2017

The theme for Lent 2017 came from Psalm 27: ‘Your face, Lord, do I seek’. This phrase reminds us that when we encounter our brothers and sisters, wherever they may live, we encounter the face of Christ.

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