Three initiatives have been introduced this Lent in our parish, in which old and young can participate. Ask the Lord to grace you with the desire to go beyond token sacrifices, that this Lent will change us in meaningful and lasting ways – there is no better response than to thank God for his great sacrifice of love for us. Let us make a personal and communal effort to mark this Lent with repentance, reflection and spiritual growth so that we might experience a truly joyful Easter!
Each weekend, parishioners will be given a specially designed ‘Lenten Offerings’ card. Prayerfully commit to your personal Lenten sacrifice – ideally one for each of the three pillars of Prayer, Fasting, Almsgiving. The completed card will be collected at the end of the Mass and faithfully fulfill your commitments for theweek(s) ahead. The completed card will be collected at the end of the Mass and faithfully fulfill your commitments for theweek(s) ahead.
PRAY IT FORWARD
Let us spiritually accompany our RCIA/Y Elect/Candidates preparing for the Easter sacraments by picking a name and praying daily for the person. As a way of welcoming him/her into God’s family, you may wish to write a note or include a small gift. Prayer cards are available at the icon of our Blessed Mother and at the back of the Church.
SOUND OF SILENCE
Beginning this Lent, let’s reclaim the forgotten art of sacred silence and stillness before the Lord during Mass so that we can hear his Spirit speaking to us, leading to growth in personal holiness. Outside of Mass, make this ‘quiet time’ a daily date with Jesus!