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Development and Peace / Caritas Canada @St.Mary’s – SHARE LENT 2017

Development and Peace / Caritas Canada – St. Mary’s Parish Committee

The Lenten season is a time to come closer to God through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. As people of faith, we invite others in our parish, our schools, and our community to join us in opening our hearts and to be in solidarity with our sisters and brothers in the the poor nations of the Global South. We call on them to take action together to build a better world.




Here are our activities for Share Lent


– March 11 Saturday – D&P Way of the Cross after the 5:00 pm Mass.  Like Jesus, every day, women are carrying the cross in our world. This special Way of the Cross offers an opportunity to show solidarity with women and men who are working to build a world of dignity, respect, justice, peace and equality.  Please click on the picture below to display the Solidarity Way of the Cross prayer booklet.



– March 18 / 19  Saturday / Sunday – Hunger Meal Church Basement.  After masses Sunday 8:15 am, 9:30 am and 11:15 am – In solidarity with people all over the world who suffer from hunger and poverty, let us take time to partake a simple meal of rice soup and bread. Your donations will go to D&P/Caritas in helping to alleviate hunger in our world.


– March 25 / 26 Share Lent Campaign – Come and talk to our volunteers manning our display in the church foyer to learn more about us.


– April 1 / 2  Saturday / Sunday All Masses : Share Lent Collection – Please give generously to our once a year campaign in raising money to give funds to our partners in more than 100 countries.