The annual Lent Appeal is run on behalf of New Zealand’s Catholic Bishops. It is our most important Appeal of the year, providing almost half of our public donations.
Lent is a traditional time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving to the poor, as Christians prepare for Easter. Supporting our annual Lent Appeal is a practical way to link prayer, sacrifice and giving to those in greater need than ourselves.
In addition to making it easy for Catholics to give on Sundays at Lent, we also provide invaluable resources for adults and children to reflect on Lent and prepare for Easter.
Thank you to those who have brought our Lent 2012 total so far to more than $730,000. Last year, $891,000 was raised in the Lent Appeal. With processing still to be completed - and with many contributions from schools and parishes yet to come in, we are confident of reaching a similar figure again - or more. THANK YOU to all who have given. Whether large or small, your donation helps make a difference in the lives of people in need, all around the world.