Three Pillars (Prayer, Fasting and Alms-giving) of Lenten programme is being organized in all the DCs in Sri Lanka according to the theme given by the NC, ‘Live Lent with Love’. This was given with a short prayer, to be recited during the season of Lent.
Common Lenten activities in 2019:
Prayer: Prayer cards and posters have been distributed.
Lenten retreats and pilgrimages organized.
Reflecting on the Stations of the Cross in Diocesan Centres.
Lenten educational programmes
Fasting: Promoting fasting as a family.
Personal sacrifices are encouraged during Lent.
Alms-Giving: Special envelopes printed and distributed among people.
Funds collected will be used for charitable activities
Vocational Counselling for youth
Scheme for Cancer patients
“O God of love, spirit of life
Come and enter our soul
Transform us into your child of life, hope and love
So that we may carry your breadth of life and love to your people”