A SMALL DISH OF
IS ALL THEY ASK FOR
WE CARRY GOD'S LOVE
TO PLACES LIKE THIS
AND UPLIFT POOR PEOPLE
IN HIS NAME
OUR WORK IN SOUTH AFRICA
SHARE YOUR BLESSINGS
ON THE MISSIONS
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
sk Catholics what they’re doing for Lent this year, and they’ll probably tell you that they are giving up a favorite food or pastime. Some families go without television or turn off their social media during these 40 days. Giving up something for Lent is a form of penance that promotes spiritual growth.
But beyond giving something up, think also of doing something positive to bolster your spiritual life and make the world a better place. Look for ways to perform special acts of mercy and kindness at home, at work, in your parish or in your community.
Here are some ideas you might like to consider:
- Spend an extra few minutes every day in prayer and thanksgiving;
- Read a book about the life of a saint, a spiritual how-to or an inspirational book;
- Be kind – do something nice for someone else every day;
- Attend a Lenten lecture or spiritual programme;
- Volunteer to help with the soup kitchen or other outreach programme at your parish;
- Attend Mass as often as possible;
- Clean out cupboards and donate unwanted items to the St Vincent de Paul Society;
- Donate to a Catholic mission serving poor and needy people;
- Make a generous contribution to the Lenten Appeal or other special Lenten Collection;
- If you haven’t gone to confession in a while, Lent is the perfect time to reconcile yourself with God, the Church and your neighbour;
- Take the kids grocery shopping for the poor. Let them help you bring the food to your parish pantry or the local food bank.
- Let children light a candle at church for people throughout the world who are sick or hungry or oppressed;
There are many poor people in need on our Zulu Missions. Although you may not be able to be with them in person, you can share with them in spirit.
Your donation – could provide a food parcel for a hungry family, comfort for an orphaned child, nursing care for someone who’s sick or aged, or the chance for a child to go to school.
In return for your kindness we invite your special intentions for inclusion in our monthly Mass for Mission friends.
May God bless you and give you all the graces you need to make this a sacred time for Our Lord, His Church and your neighbour.
WE ARE HERE FOR YOU
If you would like us to pray for your special intentions, please list them on the form below for inclusion in our monthly Mass for friends of the Missions.
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