Malacca Johore Diocese to focus on Family and Renewal for Lent

Family and Renewal is the Lenten Campaign theme for Malacca Johore Diocese.

Mar 14, 2019

JOHOR: Family and Renewal is the Lenten Campaign theme for Malacca Johore Diocese.

The theme seeks to help us appreciate the blessing and gift of family beginning form the Bible. The Bible is in fact the story of families and the family of God.

The vision of the diocese is to become a Communion of Families (2016 - 2020). Hence, the Lenten Campaign will focus on

The Gift Of Family for three years (2019 – 2021).

The theme was chosen to strengthen families, to enable families to support each other in their family life and mission, and help them build God’s Kingdom at home, in the community and society. The family is the first Church!

In line with the theme, the diocese will journey with the teachings of Pope Francis on Amoris Laetitia (Joy of Love). We will include in the coming years, relevant teachings from the Pope as well as the Catholic Social Teachings.

A Family Lenten Calendar has been prepared with activities for the whole season.

Scripture references for the readings for all the Sundays in Lent are also given.

Families are urged to spend some time to pray and reflect on them.

Using the Discover - Discern - Deeds approach, write down the key thoughts and inspirations that come to you in prayer.

Share what struck you in the passages of scripture and what you are going to do about it.

Do not stop only with your personal life. The Church teaches us that Lent also calls for external and social actions.

Source: Malacca Johore Diocesan Office for Human Development

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