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Resources for Lent 1

Resources for Lent 1

The above chart gives a good overview of the different ways of counting Lent and Easter. You are welcome (encouraged) to reproduce it – but please have the courtesy of acknowledgement and, if online, put a clickable link to this site. Collect for Lent 1 Let us pray (in silence) [to follow Christ more closely]… Continue Reading

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Risen

Risen

The following post was prepared before the Triduum, and has been published automatically. There will be no further activity on this site until Easter Monday. Those who are not celebrating in church might consider going to the movie Risen. I recently went to the movie, Risen. It is the story of a Roman Tribune, Clavius… Continue Reading

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Prayer Over The People

Prayer Over The People

In the most recent edition of the Roman Missal (2002), the ancient “Prayer over the People” at the end of the Eucharist was restored – optional on weekdays of Lent, required on Sundays of Lent. For most people the challenge is to reduce the wordiness of our liturgies, to increase silence, and to emphasise the… Continue Reading

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Lent 5

Lent 5

Let us pray (in silence) [that we are drawn closer to God’s goodness] pause Look graciously on your whanau [or household], we implore you, O God, [or Almighty God] that by your great goodness we may be governed in body and, through your protection, kept safe in mind and heart; through our Saviour Jesus Christ,… Continue Reading

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Lent 3

Lent 3

Let us pray (in silence) [that the more we see that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves, the more we may be drawn closer to God] pause God, the source of all our strength; watch over us within and without, that in body we may be protected from all adversity, and in… Continue Reading

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Lent 2 – Transfiguration

Lent 2 – Transfiguration

Let us pray (in silence) [that we may grow into the likeness of Christ] pause Transfiguring God, before the passion of your beloved Son you revealed his glory on the holy mountain: grant that we who by faith behold the light of his face may be strengthened to bear the cross, and be changed into… Continue Reading

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Ash Wednesday and Lent Resources

Ash Wednesday and Lent Resources

Let us pray (in silence) [for grace to keep Lent faithfully.] pause Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing that you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may receive from you,… Continue Reading

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