Introduction of first sunday of lent
Loving Father, today is the first Sunday of Lent. Over the next six weeks, with your help, we are going to prepare for Easter. From today we are making a new start with a bigger effort to be more loving and kind. Help us to show concern for the less fortunate, the hungry and the poor, and especially help us to speak to you more often. Mar 01, 2020 · On this First Sunday of Lent, the Church each year wants us to ask whether we are taking as seriously an even more virulent enemy of the soul, the animavirus (“virus of the soul”) that can bring about deep spiritual sickness and even eternal death. The devil and demons have already spread their capsids across the planet.
Ask your presider to tell your listeners (or tell them yourself): First Sunday of Lent, Year B, February 18, 2018. A group of Jewish priests rewrote an old story, editing it to emphasize the covenant that God wants to keep with the human race. They designate the rainbow as the reminder of that covenant. Mar 16, 2019 · Glory to God! We have completed the First Week of Great Lent. For many people, the First Week of Lent is when they try to fast or pray more than they are used to, but the rest of Lent until the Passion Week is somewhat less strict. Psychologically, this is quite understandable: there is still almost… The Scripture readings on this first Sunday of Lent initiate us in the midst of the dynamics that govern our life. Faith gives us a glimpse of what life can overshadow as it unfolds. That is where we first find Jesus; and that is where he first finds us — in a wasteland of sorrow, confusion, suffering, sin. And he remained in the desert for forty days, tempted by Satan. He was among wild beasts, and the angels ministered to him (1-13). Father Francis F. Moloney, S.D.B.
Lent, the period of prayer and fasting in preparation for Easter, is 40 days long, but there are 46 days between Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent in the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar, and Easter. So how are the 40 days of Lent calculated? Lent and Easter Reflections The Catholic Daily Reflections Series is a great resource for daily meditation and prayer. Lent and Easter Reflections is a daily devotional offering reflections on the Gospel of the day in a practical, faithful and down-to-earth way. First Sunday of Lent, Year B In the Gospel of Mark, the account of Jesus’ temptations in the desert occupies a small space of only two verses (Mk 1:12-13). Mark does not relate the content of the temptations, nor does he tell how many they were; and – a very important detail – he does not even say how Jesus overcame them. Introduction Trusting in the mercy and love of our Lord, Jesus Christ, who calls us to recognize the needs of our global human family, we voice our own petitions, asking for what we need and for the needs of our brothers and sisters all over the world, saying, “Lord, may we love as one human family.” First Sunday of Lent
First Reading A reading from the Book of Genesis (2:7-9; 3:1-7) The Lord God formed man out of the clay of the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and so man became a living being. Lent and Easter Reflections The Catholic Daily Reflections Series is a great resource for daily meditation and prayer. Lent and Easter Reflections is a daily devotional offering reflections on the Gospel of the day in a practical, faithful and down-to-earth way.
GENERAL INTERCESSIONS FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT (B) February 26, 2012 PRESIDER: As we go into the desert for 40 days, we know that we do not go alone / but that the Spirit leads us. Confident of God’s nearness, let us pray for ourselves and for all God’s people. 1.