St Thomas à Becket Catholic Secondary School

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Lent 2018

9th Feb 2018

Lent is the 40 days of preparation for Easter, starting on Ash Wednesday and ending in Holy Week. (NB Sundays DO NOT count as Lent, as for Christians, they are ALWAYS a celebration of the Resurrection.)

Catholics are asked to do three things in Lent:

  • PRAY
  • FAST/ABSTAIN
  • GIVE

These three activities help us to:

  1. re-focus our attention and gratitude on God,
  2. break bad habits and take ourselves away from negative and harmful things
  3. look again at those in need and see our brothers and sisters who need help – and to reach out to them

This year at Becket’s, our Lenten theme is PLENTY.

Most of us have what we need and more to sustain us. This Lent we are focussing on being grateful for all we have and making sure that we do not let our abundance swamp or desensitise us.

So we will PRAY each morning in form during Lent, thanking God for all we have and asking that we make the most of the PLENTIFUL gifts, talents and resources we have been LENT by God to help others as well as build a life for ourselves

 

We will think about those areas of PLENTY where we have too much of a good thing and challenge our school community to ABSTAIN or FAST from the glut of social media which is so harmful if not kept in very tight check.

 

We will give of our PLENTY to support – via Catholic Care – those who need most support.

 

A few explorations of the theme of PLENTY for us to focus on:

Praise the

Lord for

Every

Nice

Thing

You have

 

Prayer

Lessens

Every

Negative -

Try it

Yourself!

 

Pause from

Liking

Electronic

Notifications;

Tell them

Yourself…..

 

Pause from seeking

Likes through

Electronic

Notifications;

Trust

Yourself

 

Plastics

Litter the

Environment,

Never mind

The

Yard!

 

Practice

Listening

Empathically,

Not

Talking about

Yourself

 

 
 
 

Lent 2018

 

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A voluntary academy. A member of the Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust.

The Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust is an exempt charity regulated by the Secretary of State for Education. It is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales, company number 8253770, whose registered office is at The Zucchi Suite, Nostell Business Estate, Nostell, Wakefield WF4 1AB.