Lent 2023 Week Four

‘During any strenuous mountain trek, we must keep our eyes firmly fixed on the path; yet the panorama that opens  up at the end amazes us and rewards us by its grandeur. So too, the synodal process may often seem arduous, and at times we may become discouraged. Yet what awaits us at the end is undoubtedly something wondrous and amazing, which will help us to understand better God’s will and our mission in the service of his kingdom.’

Pope Francis Message for Lent 2023

Read the complete Message from Pope Francis for Lent 2023 HERE


1 Sam 16:1, 6-7, 10-13: In the presence of the Lord God, they anointed David King of Israel.

Ps 22: R. The Lord is my shepherd there is nothing I shall want.

Eph 5: 8-14. Rise from the dead and Christ will shine on you.

Jn 9: 1-41: The blind man went off and washed himself and came away with his sight restored.

Homily Studio podcast 

Listen to a 30-minute conversation about the scriptures for Sunday HERE

Prayer of the Faithful (starters):

Let us pray

For growth of our faith: that God’s love may be a light for us as we face our daily challenges, which draws us into a deeper relationship with God.

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

For insight and openness to caring for our environment: that God will help us to see the damages that have been done to our air, water and land, and guide us in developing policies that will protect the environment from further harm.

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

For all who live in the darkness of violence, warfare, or human trafficking: that God will comfort all who are in pain, bring light into their lives, and speed the assistance that they need to find new communities.

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

 (Prayers are from The Sunday Website: St Louis University)



Laudato si Lent calendar HERE


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


Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand

‘I am the light of the world’ – Lent 2023

Go to their website HERE
There is a long list of resources to download including: