JANUARY - That our New Year resolutions be simple enough to be kept but profound enough to change our culture and our nation.
FEBRUARY - That during our preparations for Carnival we remember that while there is a place for merriment and joy in our lives Christian living has no place for vulgarity and lasciviousness.
MARCH - That our celebration of Lent bring us to that purity of heart which will allow us to celebrate the Resurrection, not only liturgically but in every aspect of our lives.
APRIL - That the Regenerating of the moral fibre of our nation may find added impetus through the graces won for us by the passion, death and resurrection of our Lord.
DEAR SISTERS AND BROTHERS,
I begin by extending condolences to the children and other relatives of former President Arthur NR Robinson. Let us also remember our brothers and sisters in Tobago who particularly mourn his loss. We are grateful for Mr Robinson’s immense service to his nation, the region and in the international sphere and pray that God will grant him eternal rest.
There will be the usual special collection at next weekend’s Masses for the archdiocesan clergy and I look forward to your continued generosity. Please keep in prayer those members of the clergy who are facing health challenges and let us continue to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
As we begin Holy Week, we are reminded of one of the greatest hallmarks of a leader – humility. As we make our way through the week, let us meditate on the humility of Jesus and how we can model this in our daily lives. Please enter into the Sacred Paschal Triduum as fully as possible, ready to receive the joy and fullness of life that await all who proclaim by their lives that Jesus is Lord.
Tomorrow (Monday, April 14), we will celebrate the Chrismal Mass in La Romaine at which our priests will renew their priestly commitment and at which the blessing of the oils will take place. I urge all parishes to send representatives.
+ JOSEPH HARRIS
Archbishop of Port of Spain