“Lent is a new beginning, a path leading to the certain goal of Easter, Christ’s victory over death. This season urgently calls us to conversion. Christians are asked to return to God “with all their hearts” (Joel 2:12), to refuse to settle for mediocrity and to grow in friendship with the Lord. Jesus is the faithful friend who never abandons us. Even when we sin, he patiently awaits our return; by that patient expectation, he shows us his readiness to forgive. – from Pope Francis’ message for Lent 2017.
With the start of Lent today, CPCO would like to provide calendar resources and other Lenten materials for Principals and Vice-Principals.
Paschal Triduum are the three holiest days of our liturgical year and bridge the seasons of Lent to Easter.
Earlier today, Pope Francis spoke about the upcoming Paschal Triduum during his Wednesday General Audience.
As part of our Lent observance, CPCO would like to provide a few related and useful resources below.
We also encourage Principals and Vice-Principals to share how you and your schools observe Lent via social media. Connect with us on Twitter at @CPCOTweet — we would love to hear from you.
Prayer for Lent
God our Father, You formed us from the dust of the earth And brought us to new life in Christ Through the waters of Baptism.
We ask you to change our hearts As we journey through these forty days of Lent.
Help us to see Jesus in everyone we meet, And to serve him in all persons, Especially the poor, the sick and the lonely.
By your grace, may our prayers and sacrifices this Lent Help us grow closer to each another and to you, As one family in Jesus.
We make this prayer to you in His name.
In the video, Fr. Cull, Vocation Director for the Diocese of Hamilton, leads a Lenten reflection on fasting.
The Archdiocese of Toronto also has an excellent page of resources for Lent. You can find it here.
For prayers on Lent and other Liturgical seasons/days, please visit the prayers page on the CPCO website.
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