Lent 2023 Week Three

“The disciples’ experience on Mount Tabor was further enriched when, alongside the transfigured Jesus, Moses and Elijah appeared, signifying respectively the Law and the Prophets. The newness of Christ is at the same time the fulfilment of the ancient covenant and promises; it is inseparable from God’s history with his people and discloses its deeper meaning. In a similar way, the synodal journey is rooted in the Church’s tradition and at the same time open to newness. Tradition is a source of inspiration for seeking new paths and for avoiding the opposed temptations of immobility and improvised experimentation.”

Pope Francis message for Lent 2023

Read the complete Message from Pope Francis for Lent 2023 HERE


Ex 17:3-7.  Give us water to drink

Ps 94:1-2, 6-9. R. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Rom 5:1-2, 5-8. The love of God has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit  which has been given to us.

John 4: 5-42. The water that I shall give will turn into a spring of eternal life.

Homily Studio podcast

For a 30-minute conversation about the scriptures for Sunday HERE

Prayer of the Faithful (starter):

May we listen to those we encounter this week and discern what the Holy Spirit is revealing to us through this experience.

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

For fulfilment of our hungers and thirsts: that we may daily seek Christ who fulfils our deepest longings and never be seduced by superficial satisfactions

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


Laudato Si Lent calendar 2023

Take daily action towards caring for our common home 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

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


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

The woman at the well

by Fr Sieger Koder