Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving in preparation for Easter. Lent 2015 begins on Ash Wednesday 18 February, and lasts until Holy Thursday 2 April.
The theme for the Lent 2015 Appeal is Light a Fire in the Heart of the World, taken from Pope Francis' letter Evangelii Gaudium which asks us to be witnesses at all times and in all places to the joy and hope of the Gospel.
The Lent Appeal is run by Caritas on behalf of New Zealand’s Catholic Bishops to support our work of charity and justice for the world's poorest – in New Zealand and overseas.
Resources are being prepared for parishes, schools, small groups and the wider community. Links to the 2014 resources remain below.