First Sunday of Lent

“Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest, if we do not give up. So then, while we have the opportunity, let us do good to all.” Gal 6:9-10.   In his Lenten message Pope Francis sets out different ways the Lenten season calls us to place our faith and hope in the Lord and never grow tired by fixing our gaze on the risen Christ. Each week this web page will feature one of these appeals.

Week one: Let us not grow tired of doing good.

“Lent invites us to conversion, to a change in mindset, so that life’s truth and beauty may be found not so much in possessing as in giving, not so much in accumulating as in sowing and sharing goodness." Pope Francis

Prayer of the Faithful (starter):

Let us pray that we don't grow tired of doing good. There are so many needs in our community it’s hard to know where to start. Help us find the strength to look beyond our own challenges, our own indifference to the suffering of others. May a new energy  enliven our response to serve those in need. 

Invocation:  E te Ariki … Response: Whakarongo mai rā ki a mātou

Read the complete Message from Pope Francis for Lent 2022


Dt 26: 4-10    We cried to the Lord. The God of our fathers, and he heard our cry …

Psalm 91:1-2,10-11,12-13,14-15    Be with me Lord when I am in trouble.

2 Rom 10: 8-13    Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved

Luke 4: 1-13    You shall worship the Lord, your God, and him alone shall you serve.


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          Let us not grow tired of doing good.


Loyola Press resources for Lent

A useful collection of ways to inspire you throughout Lent. HERE


Visual communication on Scripture 

The Stations of the Cross through Lent. HERE


Guide to the Lent Readings by Fr Adrian Graffy

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Homily Studio podcast for a 30-minute conversation about the scriptures for next Sunday.

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Called to be Peacemakers - Lent 2022

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand

Go to their website HERE

There is a long list of resources to download including:

Lent resource kit 2022


Way of the Cross

Lenten Reflection booklet in English, Sāmoan and Te Reo Māori


More resources will be added as we progress through the weeks of Lent.

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