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Scripture Notes – Sunday 6th March 2022

Whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved!


Lent: our springtime of faith!


As Ash Wednesday approaches, we are painfully aware that war has broken out in Europe. It is a catastrophe. Pope Francis reflects:

My heart aches greatly at the worsening situation in Ukraine. Despite the diplomatic efforts of the last few weeks, increasingly alarming scenarios are opening up. Like me, many people all over the world are feeling anguish and concern. Once again the peace of all is threatened by partisan interests. I would like to appeal to those with political responsibility to examine their consciences seriously before God, who is the God of peace and not of war; who is the Father of all, not just of some, who wants us to be brothers and not enemies. I pray that all the parties involved refrain from any action that would cause even more suffering to the people, destabilising coexistence between nations and bringing international law into disrepute.

And now I would like to appeal to everyone, believers and non-believers alike. Jesus taught us that the diabolical senselessness of violence is answered with God’s weapons, with prayer and fasting. I invite everyone to make next 2 March, Ash Wednesday, a Day of Fasting for Peace. I encourage believers in a special way to dedicate themselves intensely to prayer and fasting on that day. May the Queen of Peace preserve the world from the madness of war.

The Readings

NB: For Lent, the YouTube video looks at all three readings for each Sunday.

Some Inspiration

The Lord’s Prayer in a new setting by a composer from Kiev.

Tarsus Scripture School: Lent 2022

“And their eyes were opened and they recognised him” Jesus, prophet, martyr, Risen One in Luke-Acts. 9 presentations, 1 webinar and 1 meditation: all for €30 per household/community. Click here to register.

Reading for Lent and Holy Week 2022

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Grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Kieran J. O’Mahony OSA