As Lent approaches, we turn once again to prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. The Church reminds us that this journey is not merely personal but also communal. “During Lent penance should not be only internal and individual, but also external and social. The practice of penance should be fostered in ways that are possible in our own times and in different regions, and according to the circumstances of the faithful” (Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy #110).
As Catholic Charities launches the “Be Golden” campaign throughout the Archdiocese, what better time to reexamine our common baptismal call to love one another? The resources in this packet are intended to augment and supplement your parish’s Lenten programs, but they can also be used year-round. Use these resources to prepare prayer services, to break open the Word, to plan service events, for reflection at meetings, or for any other purpose that serves the needs of your parish. We Hope you find these helpful.
Karen Shadle, Director of Worship for the Archdiocese of Louisville
Deacon Lucio Caruso, Director of Mission for Catholic Charities Louisville
Letter from Archbishop Kurtz
Be Golden Liturgy Resources
Be Golden Actions