Diocese of Parramatta


For the second year, the Life, Marriage & Family Office has developed a Lenten program for families that will be distributed through parishes before the end of the month. To assist families in exploring the baptismal dimension of Lent, the program uses the theme of living water. The program is structured around the Sunday scripture readings for the 5 weeks of Lent, Palm Sunday and the major days of Holy Week. The program provides material for parents to give them a chance to reflect on the readings and theme of the week so they are prepared to lead family and children’s activities and guide their children through Lent.

When our children are young, their curiosity and imagination are at their peak and they are at a ripe age for faith development especially when they are preparing to receive sacraments. During this precious time we can help our children form a close personal relationship with Jesus whose merciful love will fill their hearts and overflow into all their relationships. This Lent will provide you and your family the chance to go on a special 40 day journey with Jesus to experience the hope of experiencing the power of living water that He offers to all who seek it.

Hard copies will be available in parishes and Catholic schools. An electronic copy of the Lead us to Living Water Family Lenten Program is available here: family-lenten-program-2017


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