Lent 2014 Gospel readings and Pope Francis comments



The Department for Evangelisation in the Archdiocese of Liverpool has prepared a 5 session pack for use in Lent linking the 5 “great” Gospels of the Sunday Year A, with Pope Francis’ recent Apostolic Exhortation.


• 1st Sunday: As Jesus is tempted, we reflect on the temptations Pope Francis has described.


• 2nd Sunday: As Peter, James and John see Jesus in a new way, we reflect on what Pope Francis writes about our personal encounter with Jesus and the effect it can have in our lives.


• 3rd Sunday: As we hear how Jesus welcomed the Samaritan woman at the well, we reflect on Pope Francis’s words about how our parish communities are called to be welcoming and inclusive.


• 4th Sunday: The story of the blind man cured by Jesus leads us to reflect on what Pope Francis says about our vocation as missionary disciples.


• 5th Sunday: The raising of Lazarus prompts us to reflect on the Holy Father’s challenge to work to set people free from everything that binds them.