LENT APPEAL

WHATEVER YOU GIVE UP THIS LENT - DON'T GIVE UP ON THEM!

Today Christians are suffering, making sacrifices and enduring suffering to remain faithful to Christ. So whatever you Give Up this Lent, Don’t Give Up on Them!

Lent is a time of spiritual challenge, uniting our own sacrifices with Christ’s life-giving and eternal Sacrifice. Will you take up the challenge this Lent and give up something for the 40 days of Lent to help the suffering church.

The three pillars of Lent are Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving, so please support our Lent appeal in whichever way you can!

WHAT YOUR LENT GIFT COULD DO

Your Lent DONATION will support projects around the world helping Christians in need.

WHAT COULD YOU GIVE UP FOR LENT?

Give up something for the 40 days of Lent and help the Suffering Church and Christians in need around the world to survive. Please be assured that whatever you give, your Gift will make the difference to Christians in need.

PRAY WITH US THIS LENT

NorwayRemember the Suffering Church and loved ones during Lent by Making a Mass Offering or by lighting a prayer candle.

Join us in Prayer during this time of spiritual challenge with our Lent readings and reflections.

WHO YOU ARE HELPING THIS LENT

INDIA: Bita

Before I became a Christian, I had a lot of hardship and pain. One day while working in the fields, a catechist walked up to me and gave me a Bible. I was comforted when I read the word of the Lord.

So, I kept on reading and rereading my favourite passages. My husband, when he saw my enthusiasm, scolded me and asked why I was bringing this into our home.

The Gospel said that Jesus died for us on the cross. I felt that I am also ready for that. My sacrifice and my hardship is what I offer to God. Even if others will ridicule me.

My children were hungry and I was not able to feed them. I was very sad, but I kept on reading the Bible. My husband became sick so I kept reading the Bible. I believed in the power of the Gospel.

After several days my husband became well again and I managed to cook some food for my children. I started going to church along with my husband. My children’s health has gradually improved.

The people in my village tell me to leave the church. I will not leave my faith. My faith has grown very strong since that day in the field when I met that catechist.

Even if someone were to threaten me with harm or even death, I would not leave Jesus.

I am poor and sometimes I beg others for food and clothing for my children. I am alone and rejected in this world. But deep inside, I know the Lord is always with me.

This Lent help your brothers and sisters in Christ around the world.


FUNDRAISE THIS LENT

Why not think about a sponsored fast or coffee morning to get involved and fundraise for our Lent Appeal. You and your parish can stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the world. Please do share your fundraising activities on social media – use the hashtag #DontGiveUpOnThem

 

 

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