Lent & Easter
Lenten homilies series:
Lent & Easter
Stations of the Cross: Fridays during Lent at 7pm, followed by the Holy Mass (Latin)
The season of Lent is a time of grace, so that with God's help we may answer the His call to conversion and turn our life again towards Him. The practical means of responding and returning to God are: prayer, fasting and almsgiving - below are some ideas of how we can make it a reality in our daily lives:
Making more time to be with our Lord in prayer and participating in the Sacraments are most sure ways of inviting God into our lives. On the practical level it can be any or all of the following:
- Attending Mass more frequently
- Going to confession
- Giving some time to adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
- Visiting Blessed Sacrament during the day
Fasting may mean giving up coffee or chocolate, but we can also give up or at least limit the time we spend on for example, watching TV or leisure shopping. Some of that time can then be given to prayer or getting to know the Scripture or the faith better.
Our love of neighbour can find expression in offering material support to those in need, such as feeding the hungry or clothing the naked. It can also be expressed in a heartfelt prayer for those who do not know Christ, or abandoned the faith - this, as St Teresa said, is the best kind of almsgiving.