Lent Course (6 weeks)

For practicing Christians, or for people with some Christian background, who wish to renew their faith in the Season of Lent. For use in churches, parishes, school staff rooms, school parent groups, etc.

For practicing Christians, or for people with some Christian background, who wish to renew their faith in the Season of Lent. For use in churches, parishes, school staff rooms, school parent groups, etc.

The focus of these sessions is on knowing God and the salvation he offers in Jesus Christ (Film 2, 4 and 5), and on our response to this offer of salvation in faith, freedom and love (Films, 7, 9 and 10).

As you can see, the six Lent films do not repeat any of the four Advent films here, so if the Advent course goes well you can invite people back without any repetition, and in this way the participants have experienced all ten sessions from Series 1.

 

(1) THE EXISTENCE OF GOD [“Film 2” in Series: click here to view]

Why bother thinking about religion? Five reasons not to believe in God. Arguments for the existence of God?

 

(2) WHO IS JESUS? [“Film 4” in Series: click here to view]

He came to bring life to the world. The Saving Death of Jesus. The light of the Resurrection.

 

(3) THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THE CHURCH [“Film 5” in Series: click here to view]

How the Holy Spirit can change your life. No one gets into heaven alone. Why we need signs, symbols and sacraments.

 

(4) THE GIFT OF FAITH [“Film 7” in Series: click here to view]

What is faith? Are Christians just stupid or are there good reasons to believe? How to take a step of faith.

 

(5) FINDING TRUE FREEDOM [“Film 9” in Series: click here to view]

Is there such a thing as right and wrong? Where can we find moral guidance? How do you discover your true identity?

 

(6) THE MEANING OF LOVE [“Film 10” in Series: click here to view]

What is love? How to love your neighbour. Knowing the love of God.

 

Please note that the accompanying “Film Number” (e.g. “Film 13”) and Session Number (e.g. “Session 13”) refer to the complete list of Sycamore films and not to the order of each module in this course.

You can find the complete list of Sycamore films here and the complete list of Session Guides here. The “Film Number” and “Session Number” is a fixed code number so you know which film is being referred to, even if it appears in different places in different courses.

If you are using Sycamore as a central part of your sacramental preparation and catechesis, see the page here about Sycamore and sacramental preparation.

If you are using the YouCat readings as part of your course, see the page here about using the YouCat.