Easter Sunday will be celebrated on 9 April next. During the Spring General Meeting that concluded on 8 March last, bishops reflected on the call to renewal in our Christian life which is a central part of our preparation for Easter.
Pope Francis emphasises that, as we journey through the season of Lent, ‘God never tires of forgiving us’ (Evangelii Gaudium The Joy of the Gospel). The faithful are asked to offer up their fasting, prayer, reading of Scripture and works of mercy during Lent for the grace of healing and renewal. Bishops encourage everyone to read Pope Francis’ short message for Lent 2023 on the theme: Lenten Penance and the Synodal Journey.
The faithful are invited to follow this year’s daily #LivingLent digital media initiative that offers a short suggestion on prayer, fasting and charity in response to the Pope’s invitation not to let Lent pass in vain.