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Lent

Lent is the 40-day season of preparation for Easter that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Thursday, three days before Easter Sunday. The Diocese of Hamilton has compiled tips and resources for celebrating the Lenten season at home or school this year, when physically visiting the Church is not possible. 

Looking for a concise and engaging video to help students better understand what Lent is about and why it is important? Check out the video Lent in Three Minutes by Busted Halo. You can find more resources at Busted Halo, including their digital Lent calendar and 25 ideas for meaningful things you can do during Lent.  

The Catholic Association of Religious and Family Life Educators of Ontario (CARFLEO) has also compiled resources for Lent that support teachers, students and families, and includes activities for students ranging from kindergarten to adulthood, prayers and songs, infographics, and much more. 

Also, check out Development and Peace’s Share Love Share Lent campaign and their resources, including an activity calendar and prayers and reflection. 

Looking for physical resources? Borrow some through the LRC. A few titles we have are: 

The Lent-Easter book

Big book of Catholic customs and traditions for children’s Faith Formation

Classroom prayer services for the days of Advent and Lent

Learning centers for Advent and Lent

Visit your school library professional for more resources and don’t hesitate to contact us at LRC@hcdsb.org if you have any questions.