Parish Priest: Fr Florentino (Boy) Galdo
School Principal: Mr Bob Brown
Deputy Principal: Mrs Carmela D’Amato
RE Leader: Mrs Helen Howden
School Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
School Phone: 0393595423
Lent is a time of preparation for the Season of Easter, it lasts for 40 days.
It starts on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter Sunday.
However, if you look at a calendar and count the days, there are more than 40 days. Lent is actually 46 days, however the six Sundays are not included because there is no obligation to fast on Sundays in Lent.
We have to understand that Lent calls us to do three things:
For Prayer we can recite the prayers that the children already know every day, they can say the “Our Father”. “The Hail Mary” every day. This can be said in moments of quiet at the start of the day and last thing at night.
For Fasting, we encourage our children to give up something that they would love to have – like chocolate, a tv show, after dinner biscuits or sweets. Ask your child what they can give up!
For Alms giving, donating to the poor, every child from Gr 1-6 were given Project Compassion boxes that can have some small change placed in it by family members. If your child didn’t bring the box home yet, don’t worry it could be in their school tub.
All of these things above, can happen at home even if we’re not in lockdown. They are all something that can be done together as a family.