St. Oliver Plunketts


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First Sunday in Lent


Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.

 March 6th – 12th 2022

Jesus is Lord.

“Jesus was led by the spirit through the wilderness and was tempted there by the devil for forty days.” As we begin Lent, we are put in touch with the basic temptations of human life that can lead us to disaster. The first of these is pride. This does not mean thinking well of ourselves but rather thinking of ourselves as the only and most important thing in our lives. During this time we are invited to sort out our priorities once again. The second temptation is to power that makes us want to prove that we are better than others. The only power we should exercise as followers of Christ is the power of love through which we forget ourselves, die to ourselves so that others may have life. And Lent is also a time to change our ways of life that are not in accordance with God’s ways, as the third temptation is presumption. God does respect our choices and rewards and punishes us accordingly.

Morning Prayer, when together

Father, through our observance of Lent

help us to understand the meaning

 of your Son’s death and resurrection

and teach us to reflect it in our lives.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.


During the day, when apart

Lord, make us worthy of your love.

May our efforts at loving each other in marriage

help to change our lives.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.


Evening/Night Prayer together

Father, you increase our faith and hope and deepen our love.

Help us to live by your words

and to seek Christ as our way, our truth and our life.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.


Questions for Action for the week

For your marriage: What are the origins of your married love? Recall these this week and renew the romance of those days.


For others: How could you honour your parents, even those who have died, in a special way this week?