Lent is a time of preparation which allows us to fully celebrate the joy of the Resurrection and reflect on the gift of salvation. Help your children, no matter their ages, to understand that Lent is more than just “giving something up”. Lent is a time for prayerful reflection which allows us to properly celebrate and understand the gifts of forgiveness, salvation and eternal life given to us through Christ’s passion, death and resurrection.
Pray as a family, talk about what these gifts mean and teach about the symbols of Lent, since all of these lead us to the joy of Easter. Instead of dreading Lent, you can help our children rejoice in its ability to bring us closer to God.
We all know that positive reinforcement works best with children, but did you know it has a very positive influence on your married relationship as well?
Do you compliment your spouse every day? Do you re- member the magical words please and thank you when interacting? Do you take a little time out of your busy day just to touch base and let your spouse know they are on your mind? Do you share at least one meal each day? Try each of these throughout the season of Lent and see their benefits come to light.
MASS OF CHRISM
All are welcome to join His Excellency, Bishop Crosby at the annual Diocesan Mass of Chrism on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, Hamilton. During this Mass Oil for the Sick and for Catechumens will be blessed. Sacred Chrism will be consecrated.
All Priests present for the Mass will renew their Priestly Commitments in the presence of the Bishop and the lay faithful of the Diocese.
#RallyUp 2018 “BE” Registration is LIVE
Don’t miss out on the Annual Diocesan Youth Rally taking place at Camp Brebeuf, Rockwood on Saturday, May 26th, 2018.
Registration is live at: hamiltondiocese.com/youthrally Register before April 30th to be included in an Early Bird Prize Pack draw! BE there!