As you know, Lent is a season of preparation for the celebration of the Paschal Mysteries—the events of the last week of our Lord’s earthly life when He won for us our eternal salvation by His death and resurrection. Since the days of the early church these forty days were set apart for considering our relationship with God and our neighbour and how we live out that relationship in prayer, almsgiving and fasting. These three disciplines are powerful tools that enable us to draw closer to God and our fellows.
Depending on where we are in our spiritual journey, we will find ourselves putting more emphasis on one of these disciplines than another. Preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation will help us determine which of these three areas we might wish to work on this year. In addition to the pointers our confessors and spiritual directors will be giving us in the next few weeks, the Diocesan Resource Centre has a number of resources that can assist us in mapping out our course us during the next few weeks as we travel toward the Easter feast.
Come and check them out, the Resource Centre will be most happy to help you find something useful for you or your study group. If you are unable to come to Prince Albert, give one of us a call, tell us what you are looking for and we will mail appropriate material to you.