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5.c Liturgical Life of the School: Lent - Elementary Sample
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Description of Activity

  • Liturgical Celebrations for the Season of Lent

SMART Goal Design - Is this goal...

  • Specific?
  • Measurable?
  • Attainable?
  • Result-oriented?
  • Time-bound?

Goal/Expected Result

  • Classroom teachers will assist their students in the preparation of Lenten Liturgies which will be celebrated with the school community once a week throughout Lent. Incorporated into these liturgies will be a focus on social justice awareness activities


  • Board Liturgical Calendar
  • Living with Christ (complete monthly edition)
  • Catholic Book of Worship III
  • Glory and Praise Volume I, II, III
  • Rise Up and Sing (Cassettes/CD’s with music book)
  • Supplementary Lenten resources
  • Children’s Daily Prayer
  • Directory for Masses with Children

Relevant Catholic Theme(s)

  • Mystery, Wonder and Awe
  • Faith
  • Community and the Common Good
  • Love and Justice


  • CGE1j Recognizes that “sin, human weakness, conflict and forgiveness are part of the human journey” and the cross, the ultimate sign of forgiveness is at the heart of redemption” (Witness to Faith)
  • CGE4a Demonstrates a confident and positive sense of self and respect for the dignity and welfare of others

How will success be determined?

  • Students and staff will demonstrate an understanding of Lent as a time of conversion, sacrifice and almsgiving
Contributors Tasks
School Administration
  • Provides leadership and resources to enable staff to reflect on the Lenten Season with their students
  • Plan using resources from Religious Education Program and supplementary resources on the season of Lent to prepare weekly liturgies of the word
  • Contribute art work, learn songs and prepares special readings, skits, etc.
Process Stages Details and Considerations
  • Principal works with staff to plan activities appropriate to the Lenten Season
Mid February
  • Designated classes begin to prepare Liturgy of the Word to be celebrated at Friday assemblies

Friday Assembly

  • Each Friday throughout the season of Lent all students and staff participate in the Friday assembly which focuses on the theme of Lent

Ash Wednesday (beginning of Lent)

  • Principal and members of the staff meet with parish priest to prepare an Ash Wednesday Service
Reconciliation Service (late Lent)
  • Principal and members of the staff meet with parish priest to prepare a Reconciliation Service

Effectiveness (degree to which goal has been achieved)

  • Teachers will engage students in a reflection on the service to determine understanding


Follow Up/Next Steps

  • Pastoral Team meets with principal to assess liturgy
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