Lenten Calendar Part I

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Lenten Calendar Part I
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
19TH FEBRUARY
BIBLE  SUNDAY


20th FEBRUARY
 

21STFEBRUARY
SHROVE TUESDAY
MAKE YOUR LENTEN PLAN TO LOVE GOD AND NEIGHBOUR
ENJOY PANCAKES





Mk 9:30-37
22ND FEBRUARY
ASH WEDNESDAY
Forego one meal and give the money saved to a poor person
Mt 6 : 1-6, 16-18
23RD FEBRUARY
THANKSGIVING
GIVE THANKS FOR YOUR LIFE
There are dimensions of life vital to fulfillment and happiness that are not satisfied by financial security or material wealth.
What are these in your life?


Lk 9 : 22-25
24TH FEBRUARY
FASTING
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
GIVE UP SOMETHING YOU ENJOY
Rules are means to an end and not the end itself.
Will you follow today only the RULE OF LOVE? How?



Mt 9 : 14-15
25TH FEBRUARY
VISIT AN OLD PERSON/FRIEND
Will you change the way you look at people you cannot get along with and look at them with the eyes of love?





Lk 5 : 27-32
26TH FEBRUARY
1ST SUN OF LENT
REPENTANCE MEANS A NEW MIND, A NEW HEART, AND A NEW VISION

Mk 1:12-15
27TH FEBRUARY
PRAYER DAY
SPEND 15 MINS IN PRAYER WITH YOUR FAMILY
Do you keep a record of the “rights” you do?
Will you like the righteous, let the reward of your action being in the doing of the action itself?

Mt  25 : 31-46
28TH FEBRUARY
FORGIVE A FRIEND
TRY TO FORGET THE HURT
While we must acknowledge our dependence on God for everything that we need and regard Him always as the primary cause, our attitude to others must be one of acceptance and forgiveness.

Mt 6 : 7-15
29TH FEBRUARY
TIME FOR YOUR NEIGHBOUR
REACH OUT, SPEND TIME, READ TO A NEIGHBOUR, PRAY
God can be found in all persons and all things?
Will you open your eyes, mind and heart, and find God today?

Lk  11 : 29-32
1ST  MARCH
THANKSGIVING
GIVE THANKS FOR YOUR  FAMILY
The disciple is the one who takes the initiative in doing always the most loving thing to others.
Do to others as you would have them do to you.


Mt 7 : 7-12
2ND  MARCH
FIRST FRIDAY
FASTING
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
BE STILL AND LISTEN TO GOD FOR 5 MINS
Reconciliation is even more important than offering worship and sacrifice.
FORGIVE; IT IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH.
Mt 5 : 20-26
3RD  MARCH
INVITE
A FRIEND TO SHARE A MEAL
Will you attempt to love UNCONDITIONALLY today?
Mt 5:43-48
4TH  MARCH
2ND SUN OF LENT
LOVE GOD
ATTEND MASS
SPEND TIME IN THE BLESSED SACRAMENT CHAPEL
Every time we are tempted to ask “Why” or “How could God…” we have only to look at his Son.




Mk 9:2-10
5TH  MARCH
PRAYER DAY
SAY THE ROSARY TOGETHER
If love is given only in return for love, it is not love at all. The only genuine love worthy of the name is unconditional.


Lk 6 : 36-38
6TH  MARCH
FORGIVENESS
FORGIVE A NEIGHBOUR
The way to ensure that there is a correlation between our doing and our saying, is to first do and then say, or better to let people hear not what we say but what we do.




Mt 23 : 1-12
7TH MARCH
TIME FOR YOUR NEIGHBOUR
VISIT A NEIGHBOUR
DO AN ERRAND/HELP/ PRAY
The king in the kingdom is not a ruler but one who serves, the Lord does not lord it over others but is their slave.




Mt 20 : 17-28
8TH  MARCH
WOMEN’S DAY
THANKSGIVING
GIVE THANKS FOR BEING ALIVE
Is my faith mere “lip service”? What prevents me from “acting” out my faith?





Lk 16 : 19-31
9TH MARCH
ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD
FASTING
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
BE STILL AND LISTEN TO GOD FOR 10 MINS
Mary responds, not merely with a Yes, but by asking the Lord to work in her to accomplish what God wants. The annunciation wouldn’t have been complete without Mary’s trusting, obedient  response.
Lk 1 : 26-38
10TH  MARCH
VISIT
SOMEONE IN HOSPITAL
SPEND TIME WITH A SICK HOUSEBOUND PERSON

God has FORGIVEN YOU, have you FORGIVEN YOURSELF/OTHERS?


Do others have to lose in order for me to win?

Lk 15 : 1-3, 11-32
11TH  MARCH
3RD SUN OF LENT
ATTEND MASS
DISCUSS THE SERMON
If the Lord were to visit the Temple of your life, what would He find there?






Jn 2 : 13-25
12TH  MARCH
PRAY FOR THE POOR
Those who would exclude others thereby exclude themselves. Human beings may be instruments of God’s grace for others, but we are never free to set limits on who may receive that grace.



Lk 4 : 24-30
13TH MARCH
FORGIVE A RELATIVE
We expect to be forgiven by others when we do them harm after we have said sorry, and sometimes if they do not forgive us, we get upset with them even more. We need to apply the same yardstick to ourselves when others ask for forgiveness from us.

Mt 18 : 21-35
14TH MARCH
TIME FOR YOUR NEIGHBOUR
STATIONS OF THE CROSS FOR THE HOUSEBOUND
We might follow in some cases the letter of the law, but miss out on its spirit.





Mt 5 : 17-19
15TH  MARCH
THANKSGIVING
GIVE THANKS FOR OUR PRIESTS/RELIGIOUS TEACHERS
Today there are many subtle forms of “possession” which are more dangerous than “external possession” - consumerism, selfishness, ignorance and a better than thou attitude. We need to ask the Lord to exorcise these demons from our lives.
Lk 11 : 14-23
16TH  MARCH
FASTING
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
BE STILL AND LISTEN TO GOD FOR  5- 10 MINS
While Paul gives a beautiful description of love in 1 Corinthians 13, my own definition of love is that in love there is no “I”.



Mk 12 : 28b-34
17TH MARCH
VISIT
AN ORPHANAGE / AGED HOME
REACH OUT TO SOMEONE WHO IS ALONE
The nature of grace is paradoxical: It can be received only by those who have learned empathy for others.


Lk 18 : 9-14