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Archbishop Jason Gordon celebrated his first Mass at the Archbishop Anthony Pantin Chapel/Centre for Peace, Beetham Gardens, last Sunday. In this Gerard-Paul Wanliss photo, eager boys from the community wait to be blessed during Communion. Fr John Theodore CSSp con-celebrated.

Archbishop Jason Gordon has invited the faithful to do good deeds during Lent, but fast from self-promotion. “Posting” good deeds, he believes, prevents Catholics from gaining the spiritual energy they need to harness for their inner transformation.

“You want to take this one more selfie, no, no, let’s not take that selfie…. And if every day you choose to not do something of self-promotion, then by the Lenten period, you might understand how addicted we really have become to self-promotion and in that addiction, we’re really not being very good human beings,” Archbishop Gordon said in his first ‘Ask the Archbishop’ live chat on Facebook last Wednesday. The monthly online conversation is hosted by the Catholic Media Services Ltd (CAMSEL).

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