Provincial Notices

A Lent Course for 2021 – ACSA

A commendation by Archbishop Thabo Makgoba

Dear People of God

We enter Lent this year at a time of unprecedented  suffering as a consequence of Covid-19. But while, thanks to medical science and collective action, we can be confident that this pandemic too shall pass, the “hidden pandemic” of our times – gender-based violence – remains deeply rooted in our society.

It is with that in mind that Provincial Standing Committee commissioned “Living Holy and Healthy Relationships” as the Lent Course for 2021.  As the introduction says, “Given that GBV brings such deep devastation to individuals, families and communities, we are often overwhelmed by the disastrous effects of this violence.” But just as we can overcome Covid-19, so too can we overcome GBV if we dedicate as many resources, both spiritually and through collective action, to uprooting this evil.

I commend warmly “Living Holy and Healthy Relationships” and appeal to you to engage earnestly with it, mustering all the energy you can to working among those in your patch of God’s Kingdom to bring about the changes in outlook and behaviour needed to end permanently this scourge.

To the Provincial Liturgical Committee and the Parish of St Francis of Assisi Parish, Parkview, we extend our thanks for the fine work they have done.

God bless.

†† Thabo Cape Town

11 replies on “A Lent Course for 2021 – ACSA”

We are grateful for the Lent course and the initiative. It came at the right time and I am sure it will yield more result. Blessings

Thank you Heavenly Father for all these tools and platforms that you have provided. We need more of You, Almighty God. Please Lord God, guide us, keep us, teach us, correct us, rebuke us, equip us and renew a right spirit within us. Hallelujah. Lord may Your Holy Word be planted so deep within in us so that we are able to see the fruit. And I pray and ask this in Jesus precious and saving name. Amen.

may God’s Holy Spirit go deep in the hearts of men and women of our Province and uproot the anger and bitterness both parties have to end this pandemic of GBV.Thank you to Archbishop Thabo and the Liturgical team.

We are thankful to receive the Lent course. It will really help us through Lent.

To God be the glory.

Thanks a lot Archbishop Thabo and your team, I really enjoyed,your course is very interesting especially in this time of Lent

Our Parish in Plettenberg Bay made use of the Lent course of 2021. It was beneficial, educational and it surely made an impact on many of us lives. We are looking forward to the 2022 Lent Course.

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