2023 Lenten Retreat Guide

We are pleased to present a Sunday School Lenten Retreat Guide developed by the Educational Enhancement team for the 2023 Lenten Season. In order to provide a consistent education experience throughout the diocese, it is encouraged for each region/parish to conduct a Sunday School Lenten retreat based on the theme presented here. These are resources, … Continue reading 2023 Lenten Retreat Guide

2023 Lenten Retreat – Section 1

Discussion on Forgiveness We are told to forgive, we say, “I am sorry” when we make a mistake and we are also taught that God forgives our mistakes or sins when we ask for forgiveness. But what does it mean to forgive? Let us look at Tommy and Jaimie. They are siblings. They got a … Continue reading 2023 Lenten Retreat – Section 1

2023 Lenten Retreat – Section 2

Note: The material presented below is meant for suggested age groups: ages 7-11. The material below can be presented in either a general lecture style or through individual classes, depending on logistics (class size, teacher availability, facility space, etc.). For younger age groups, the material is suggested to be presented through a variety of age … Continue reading 2023 Lenten Retreat – Section 2

2023 Lenten Retreat – Section 3

Opening Activity (15-30 min) Choose an opening activity from the suggested activities page, according to the class size, space available, etc Lesson Plan (30-40 min) Introduction: explain the structure of the Shubqono Service The Shubqono Service takes place on the first Monday of Great Lent, usually after the noon prayer. The whole church community gathers … Continue reading 2023 Lenten Retreat – Section 3

2023 Lenten Retreat – Songs

Possible songs to use that fit the theme of forgiveness. Overview You Forgive Me Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO-2fm7IKcU You take all the pieces of my lifeput them back together make it all alrightoh. You forgive meOnly You can heal my broken heartmake all things new with a brand new startoh… You forgive meYou forgive meI try so … Continue reading 2023 Lenten Retreat – Songs