Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving in preparation for Easter. Lent 2016 begins on Ash Wednesday 10 February, and lasts until Holy Thursday 24 March. Download Caritas Lenten resources below.
The theme for the Lent 2016 Appeal is Hear the cry of the earth and the poor, taken from Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si' (click name at left to read) which asks us to protect the planet and its people.
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 and most vulnerable, both in New Zealand and overseas.
Resources have been prepared for parishes, schools, small groups and the wider community and are available below. Links to the 2015 and 2014 resources remain to the right.
LENTEN REFLECTION PROGRAMMES:
For more information about the Lent Appeal and use of the resources, or to order printed copies, please email Caritas or freephone 0800 22 10 22.