Activities

 

2016 Activity Summary & Guidelines

Participant Groups
The activities, efforts or actions suggested below are intended for the 3 main participant groups: Children (age: 7 to 14), Youth (age: 15 to 29) and Adults (age: 30 and above).

Scope of Activities
The age categories are flexible and indicative only, and not intended to be restrictive. Hence, where appropriate, suggested activities for one group could also be undertaken by another participant group.

Alternative Activities
While suggested activities are listed below, leaders are encouraged to modify or creatively adapt the activity to suit the participant groups to make it more relevant and meaningful to them.

Resource Persons
Where necessary or useful, relevant resource persons could be requested to give inputs or to share their experiences. This could be done before the activity starts or at the conclusion of the activity.

Flow of Activity
The suggested activities below are proposed to be conducted or undertaken through the seven steps below.

Step 1: Opening
An opening prayer is recommended as the start of the activity. The prayer could be prepared by the leader or spontaneously said by a participant.

Step 2: Introduction
The leader introduces, explains and discusses Lenten Campaign 2016 using the theme, action focus and logo. If needed, clarifications could be given and initial questions answered.

Step 3: Activity
After the discussion in Step 2, each participant is encouraged to take part in the proposed activity.

Step 4: Engagement
To encourage active participation, each participant could be asked to personalise the activity, that is, to bring their own experiences into the activity. In this way, the activity becomes more meaningful and relevant to participants, and participant responses become valuable feedback for the leader.

Step 5: Documentation
Where possible and appropriate, the activity could be documented through photos (and/or short videos) and a brief written report. The visuals would become an individual and/or group record of the activity, and the report and visuals could also be used in Step 7.

Step 6: Recognition
To encourage active participation (and possibly to provide incentives), the best participants may be ‘rewarded’ and recognised by simple certificates or small (inexpensive) tokens of appreciation. A sample certificate may be photocopied from the Lenten Campaign Kit or downloaded from http://www.lentmy.wordpress.com. Certificates or tokens of appreciation may also be given to all participants in recognition of their efforts.

Step 7: Promotion of Activity
A brief report (or article) and photos of this activity (and possibly samples of completed activity items) may be displayed on the parish notice board and posted on www.facebook.com/LentenCampaign.

 

  1. Children

A1. Participants
The participants (children) in this group could be Catechism Class students.

A2. Suggested Activities

  • Theme-based Colouring & Activity Sheet (which could be done in Catechism class)
  • 40-Day Lent Planner for reflection & action (which could be discussed in Catechism class)
  • Prayer focussed on Lenten renewal and compassion
  • Grow plants at a suitable place with the Care4Nature Seed Packet.

 

  1. Youth

B1. Participants
The participants (youth) in this group could be members of parish youth groups and youth organisations.

B2. Suggested Individual Activities

  • Sign the Care4Nature Pledge and receive a Seed Packet for growing plants at a suitable place.
  • Create a short awareness video on the importance of compassion.
  • Visit children’s welfare homes and/or engage with children who have special needs.
  • Talk to students in Catechism class on the importance of growing plants to preserve the environment.

B3. Suggested Group Activities

  • Join the Compassion Walk and related activities organised by the Archdiocesan Single Adults and Youth Office (ASAYO). Further information on ASAYO programmes available online at http://www.facebook.com/asayo.kl
  • As a group, view, reflect and discuss the theme video.

 

  1. Adults

C1. Participants
The participants in this group could be adults aged 30 and above, and could include BEC members, parishioners, senior citizens, migrants and others.

C2. Suggested Individual Activities

  • Sign the Care4Nature Pledge and receive a Seed Packet for growing plants at a suitable place.
  • Contribute savings through the Lenten Campaign envelope.

C3. Suggested Group Activities

  • Organise gotong-royong to clean and beautify the neighbourhood.
  • Undertake parish activities related to Climate Change and the environment, such as Reduce-Reuse-Recycle.
  • Hold prayer gatherings focussed on Lenten renewal and compassion.
  • Organise a programme (study day) on the importance of Laudato Si (Encyclical on the Environment by Pope Francis).
  • Organise a nature trip to locations such as the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) to reflect spiritually on the environment.
  • Gather for family picnics in community-designated areas with neighbours of different faiths, migrants, outstation students, etc.
  • Visit recycling centres to better understand the need for Reduce-Reuse-Recycle.
  • Collect recyclable materials with organisations that undertake recycling to understand the process and importance of using recycled materials.
  • Introduce a ‘No Styrofoam’ policy in your parish.
  • Join Parish Integral Human Development (PIHD) activities to promote awareness of growing plants as a way to conserve the environment.
  • As a group, view, reflect and discuss the theme video.

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2016 Catechism Activity Sheet – English
(PDF File –activity-sheet-PDF-Lent2016-English) or right click JPG image below:

Basic CMYK

2016 Catechism Activity Sheet – BM
(PDF File –activity-sheet-PDF-lent2016-BM) or right click JPG image below:

activity-sheet-2016-BM-1o-PRINT

2016 Catechism Activity Sheet – Tamil
(PDF File –activity-sheet-PDF-lent2016-Tamil) or right click JPG image below:

activity-sheet-2016-TAM-1o-PRINT

2016 Catechism Activity Sheet – Chinese
(PDF File –activity-sheet-PDF-lent2016-Chinese) or right click JPG image below:

activity-sheet-2016-CH-1o-PRINT

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2016 40-Day Lent Planner – English
(PDF File –planner2016-lent-PDF-English) or right click JPG image below:

Print

2016 40-Day Lent Planner – BM
(PDF File –planner2016-lent-PDF-BM) or right click JPG image below:

planner2016-BM-1o-PRINT

2016 40-Day Lent Planner – Tamil
(PDF File –planner2016-lent-PDF-Tamil) or right click JPG image below:

planner2016-TAM-1o-PRINT

2016 40-Day Lent Planner – Chinese
(PDF File –planner2016-lnt-PDF-Chinese) or right click JPG image below:

planner2016-CH-1o-PRINT

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