Lenten Appeal 2021

CCS Lenten Challenge: “Will we bend down and help another to get up?”

In his recent encyclical ‘Fratelli Tutti’, Pope Francis sets us a challenge:

      “Each day we have to decide whether to be Good Samaritans or indifferent bystanders . . .   Will we bend down and help another get up? This is today’s challenge, and we should not be afraid to face it.”

This Lent we are asking schools to take up Pope Francis’ challenge and help local disadvantaged children and families in their time of need.


FREE Resources: We have produced free online activities and resources for schools to encourage pupils to think about how they can help others and the difference they can make:

Lenten Challenge Overview: An introduction to this year’s appeal and activities

Lenten Appeal Loom: A presentation introducing the work of CCS and the impact of your support

Interactive Lenten Calendar: Pupils can reflect on how they are helping others during Lent

Fundraising ChallengesFundraising ideas for your school, including the Walk the Diocese Challenge

CCS Presentation and Quiz: Learn about CCS and how your fundraising makes a difference. Pupils can then test their knowledge with the CCS Quiz!

CCS Quiz Answers: Answers to the CCS Quiz questions

More from Fratelli TuttiFind out more about Pope Francis’ latest encyclical

All activities can be downloaded or printed. Links are also embedded in the PDFs

Let us know in the box below if you would like us to send you collection boxes or stickers to promote the appeal. *Please note that due to printing delays, any collection boxes requested will be delivered to your school w/c 15th March*


We would be so grateful if you could support our Lenten Appeal this year. To sign up please complete this form: