Solidarity Calendar – Share Lent 2021 | Development and Peace

Solidarity Calendar – Share Lent 2021

This year, join us for an interactive journey through the season of Lent with our solidarity calendar. Each week, we’ll explore a different facet of Development and Peace through activities that include moments of prayer, action and fundraising. We’ll also host several virtual events, where you’ll get to meet some of our partners, members and staff. To receive weekly updates about upcoming events and campaign activities, subscribe to our newsletter.

We can’t wait to bring the Share Love, Share Lent campaign to you!


  • Sunday, March 21, 2021

    Fifth Sunday of Lent - Solidarity Sunday

    To celebrate Solidarity Sunday, parishes across Canada will hold the yearly special collection for Development and Peace. If you cannot attend mass in person, we invite you to tune into our online mass, brought to you by Salt + Light Media!

    The Most Rev. Guy Desrochers, Bishop of Pembroke and member of Development and Peace's national council, will preside over the hour-long bilingual mass. The mass will be preceded by a 30-minute presentation on Development and Peace's mission of international solidarity. 

    The 90 minute program will begin at 1pm EST and the mass will begin at 1:30pm EST.

    Do not forget to donate online, by telephone at 1 888 234-8533 or by mailing a cheque to the address at the bottom of the page.

  • Saturday, March 20

    Remind everyone—friends, family, colleagues, parishioners—that it's Solidarity Sunday tomorrow! Make sure they know they can donate online through our website, by calling 1 888 234-8533 or by mailing a cheque to our offices in Montreal (the address appears at the bottom of every page of our website).

  • Friday, March 19, 2021

    One of the Six Principles for a Just Recovery is building resilience to prevent future crises. Our common home has been facing a climate and environmental crisis for many decades now. Take a look at the For the Love of Creation initiative’s faithful climate conversations resources and organize a Zoom call with your family and friends to discuss the protection of our planet!

  • Thursday, March 18, 2021

    Did you know?

    The first Share Lent campaign was organized in 1968, over 50 years ago! Every year since, our community of members has promoted Share Lent each Lenten season in parishes across Canada. Watch this video about the tradition of Share Lent.

  • Wednesday, March 17, 2021

    A story from Canada

    Simone Fournier has been involved with Development and Peace for 20 years and has served on the organization's national council since 2019.

    “My engagement has always been rooted in my desire to combat and prevent poverty, especially poverty affecting children. One of my most cherished memories with the organization is the unique chance I had to take part in a solidarity visit to Togo and Benin in 2008. The people I met during this unforgettable trip inspired me immensely. Their warmth, pride and remarkable ability to make a great difference in their community touched me.”

  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021

    This week, we celebrate you! Across Canada, more than 10,000 Development and Peace members volunteer their time, talents, and resources to express solidarity with our sisters and brothers in the Global South and to defend the dignity of every person. As Solidarity Sunday approaches, join us in praying for our members and the success of their Share Lent fundraising initiatives.

  • Monday, March 15

    10th anniversary of the beginning of the Syrian conflict 

    A story from Syria

    Today marks the ten-year anniversary of the conflict in Syria, to which Development and Peace responded from the outset. Our engagement in Syria continues to this day. For instance, we support Jesuit Refugee Service’s project to build and maintain neighborhood health clinics in Aleppo.

    Testifying to the clinics’ impact, 34-year-old Adawiah says, “My 12-year-old daughter suffers from rheumatism. The last time I had the financial ability to take her to a doctor was three years ago. Launching the health clinics here in Al-Hellok was a great support for us in this area.”

    More stories about Development and Peace's humanitarian response to the Syrian conflict will be shared on our website and social media platforms. Make sure to check them out!