The Catholic Agency for Justice, Peace and Development

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.

The 2020 resources are entitled Caritas in Action: Restoring Hope and Spreading Love and feature inspiring stories from all around the world of how Caritas is working alongside communities in need to restore hope and help them overcome challenges.

A wide range of resources are available. To make it easy for teachers and students to access the lessons, worksheets, videos and PowerPoints, the resources this year are based on lesson packs. These lesson packs are designed for specific year levels and are clearly made available on separate pages here. The teacher booklet provides a good summary of all the resources available and how they can be used. Other key resources like the action plan, prayer booklet and the Way of the Cross liturgy can also be found in the Key Resources page.

Lesson packs could easily be adapted to provide a range of relevant activities for students across similar levels. Each lesson pack focuses on a theme or a specific country. As a result, students will learn about a range of countries, challenges and inspirational stories this year.

Contact the education team to order hard copy versions of the various Lent 2020 resources. This includes the teacher booklet, action plan, resource overview and a selection of posters.

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