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.
DEAR SISTERS AND BROTHERS,
As we enter the first week of Lent, let us sincerely seek to be reconciled to God as individuals, as a community of believers, and as a nation. Let us heed these words of our Holy Father: “All of us need to improve and Lent helps us. And that way we get out of our tired routine and the lazy addiction to evil that tempts us.”
Let us pray unceasingly for our country that God will have pity on us and transform this society into the loving communion that is epitomised in the Blessed Trinity, for which our land is named. As we pray and as we work towards transformation, let us do so joyfully and with the hope that we have in Christ.
Archbishop of Port of Spain