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Lent

Schools Schools

Helping the planet during Lent

While many make the decision to ‘give up’ something for Lent, a group of students at Mercedes College are instead focusing on how they can change their habits in line with Pope Francis’ plea to ‘Care for Our Common Home’.

Features Features

Getting back on the right path

Throughout the season of Lent, the Church offers us opportunities to re-engage with our faith and deepen our relationship with God and with one another. KATHY HORAN explores the different ways we can participate in the Lenten journey.

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Lighting the Advent candle in St Francis Xavier's Cathedral.
Opinion

Unfolding the mystery of Christ

The purpose of any calendar is to help people within a given society to order their lives. Most modern countries use the Gregorian calendar, but in actual fact there are about 40 different calendars in use around the world today, particularly for determining religious dates. The Church’s Liturgical Calendar is one of these and is not so much concerned with ‘counting days’ but in setting out guidelines for the celebration of the mystery of Christ over the period of a year.