A Lenten program with a difference

15 February 2021

Bishop Anthony Randazzo has been delighted with the reception of his first pastoral letter to the people of the Diocese of Broken Bay and has developed a Lenten method based on his top six pastoral priorities to bring the communities of the Diocese together in preparation for Easter.

LENTEN_PROGRAM_040221_FINAL_COVER_HIRESThe Lenten Program 2021 is titled Jesus Christ, the Alpha and the Omega, and considers the Bishop’s priorities alongside the Sunday readings of the Lenten liturgical season. The priorities include the person of Jesus Christ and themes such as discipleship, building a culture of vocation, unity, education and the poor. 

Small gatherings such as what can be expected as groups journey through a Lenten program are ideally suited to the times we have been experiencing in the past year due to COVID-19 restrictions explained Bishop Anthony.

“You can walk this journey together in family, parish or community groups, or you can choose to do it individually,” said Bishop Anthony. “It will help us probe the mystery of faith during Lent this year.”

The Lenten Program was developed by the dynamic new Evangelisation Broken Bay team, that has recently employed new appointments in the areas of youth, life, marriage and family and RCIA and sacramental life.

“I pray you have a fruitful Lenten season so that we might approach together the Easter mystery, with joy and expectation to meet the Risen Lord,” said Bishop Anthony.

The Lenten program includes printed and online resources, features reflections from leaders in the Diocese, suggestions for music and audio testimonies from local parishioners.

To access the Program, collect a booklet from your parish, or download the digital resource here: