Message of Pope Francis for Lent
Here is an extract from Pope Francis’s message for Lent 2021. The theme of the message is “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem” (Mt 20:18) – Lent: a Time for Renewing Faith, Hope and Love
‘Jesus revealed to his disciples the deepest meaning of his mission when he told them of his passion, death and resurrection, in fulfilment of the Father’s will. He then called the disciples to share in this mission for the salvation of the world. In our Lenten journey towards Easter, let us remember the One who “humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross” (Phil 2:8). During this season of conversion, let us renew our faith, draw from the “living water” of hope, and receive with open hearts the love of God, who makes us brothers and sisters in Christ. At the Easter vigil, we will renew our baptismal promises and experience rebirth as new men and women by the working of the Holy Spirit. This Lenten journey, like the entire pilgrimage of the Christian life, is even now illumined by the light of the resurrection, which inspires the thoughts, attitudes and decisions of the followers of Christ.’
Passion Prayer for Lent: On Wednesday evenings during Lent we will have a special time of Prayer and Meditation on the Passion. This will be available online at 7.30 pm, beginning on Wednesday next, 24th February 2021.