Lent 2017: Love your Neighbour

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Love Your Neighbour

Caritas Australia’s annual fundraising and awareness-raising appeal, bringing thousands of Australians together in solidarity with the world’s poor to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity.

Running through the six weeks of Lent each year, Project Compassion is an extraordinary, ongoing demonstration of the faith, love and generosity of caring supporters, all in the name of justice and peace.

The theme for Project Compassion 2017 is “Love your neighbour”.

This year, Project Compassion demonstrates how love for our neighbours can transform lives. For more than 50 years, Caritas Australia has been privileged to work together with our neighbours – our most vulnerable sisters and brothers in First Australian communities and in many other countries. Working with our partner agencies in those communities, we have developed the strength to combat poverty, promote justice and uphold the dignity of every person.


Explore Scripture

You will have heard ‘love your neighbour’ many times but do you know where these words come from?  Also, why did Caritas choose this theme for the season of Lent?


Ash Wednesday

Caritas have created these resources for whole school reflections in assemblies and Mass, for Ash Wednesday with a Project Compassion focus:

PRIMARY

Download the Ash Wednesday Liturgy running sheet and PowerPoint:

SECONDARY

Download the shorter Ash Wednesday Liturgy running sheet and PowerPoint:

ADDITIONAL

Download the extended Ash Wednesday Liturgy running sheet and PowerPoint:

Lent Calendar 2017

Project Compassion, Caritas Australia’s annual Lenten Campaign, begins on Sunday 26th February. This year’s Lent Calendar helps you explore the Project Compassion stories with daily information, prayers, reflections and actions that will help you “Meet your Neighbour” and “Love your Neighbour” during Lent.

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Download here: https://resourcecem.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Ash-Wednesday-Liturgy_Secondary_extended_Final.pdf.

This year’s Lent Calendar App helps you explore the Project Compassion stories with daily information, prayers, reflections and actions that will help you “Meet your Neighbour” and “Love your Neighbour” during Lent.

Explore the Lent Calendar PowerPoint for Primary classrooms:

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Featured Stories

Read the inspiring feature stories of Project Compassion 2017, and learn about how lives have been changed through your support of Caritas Australia’s development programs.

https://www.caritas.org.au/.

Interactive Workbooks

Click the image thumbnails to view workbooks online (broken links).

https://www.caritas.org.au/.

 

Prayer and Reflection Resources

Caritas has created these resources for whole school reflections in assemblies and Mass, as well as classroom reflections including a daily prayer for Project Compassion.

Pray the official Project Compassion Lenten prayer

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Download here: https://resourcecem.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/pc17-prayer-poster.pdf.

PRIMARY

Pray the Caritas Project Compassion Way of the Cross

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SECONDARY

Pray the Caritas Project Compassion Way of the Cross

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SCHOOL LEADERS

Download these weekly reflections based on the Sunday reading for you to use in your meetings, bulletins and staff reflections

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Download these weekly reflections based on the Caritas weekly foci for you to use in your newsletters

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Australian Catholics have created a unique Stations of the Cross.  Where most people hear trashy pop songs, we hear songs that, with a little imagination, could be used to connect people with God. This ‘sneaky’ playlist makes a journey through the Stations of the Cross, using music you’d normally only find on the radio.

https://www.australiancatholics.com.au/login/the-sneaky-stations-of-the-cross-playlist#.WMtTSE3ymot.

Take Action

Take action this Easter! Join ACRATH and STOP THE TRAFFIK by buying fairtrade Easter eggs.  Sign their petitions and spread the word!

https://acrath.org.au/take-action/slavery-free-easter-chocolate/.

Children may be trafficked to produce the cocoa for your Easter egg. Children come before the egg! Join Stop the Traffik to have an Easter free from human trafficking, choose your chocolate carefully.

https://traffikfreechocolate.com.au/listProducts.