Project Compassion

The theme of Project Compassion 2022 is ‘For All Future Generations’ and reminds us that the good that we do today will extend and impact the lives of generations to come. It invites us to make the world a better place by working together now and finding long‑term solutions to global issues. We encourage you to put your compassion into action this Lent through your prayer, fasting and almsgiving by supporting Project Compassion.

On Shrove Tuesday, we encourage you to gather at school, parish, and home to watch the launch of Project Compassion. In conversation with your community and loved ones, we invite you to discuss the following questions:

  • What memories do you have about Project Compassion?
  • As a Catholic Church, why is it important to support Project Compassion?
  • What does the 2022 theme mean to you?
  • Share a story you can remember from your childhood that you have passed on to the next generation or one that your parents have told you from when they were a child?
  • What is a story you remember or have experienced with your grandparents?
  • Share a message you would like to pass onto the next generation?

Conclude your gathering with the 2022 Project Compassion prayer

Loving God,

We thank you for the gift of our lives

and for the life of every person, both near to us and far away.

We thank you for the wonder of all your creation.

Through fasting, almsgiving and prayer

may this Lent draw us deeper

into the warmth and light of God’s love.

May we see the world more clearly,

Especially those who are often overlooked.

May we come closer to your heart,

Which you showed through the cross of Jesus.

May we be full of hope for all future generations.

We ask this in Jesus’ name,



Each week you are encouraged to watch the videos from each of the communities that Caritas is supporting in 2022 and reflect on how we can support those in the program and within our local community.

To access the stories and resources, go to:

To learn how our Diocese is continuing on our synodal journey this Lent,

You are also invited to print the linked Resource for Schools and Parishes as a conversation starter about Project Compassion.

For All Future Generations