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Fr Ian Taylor is prayed for by his sister Lesley Taylor-Gouveia and others before his talk at the March 8 Lenten Mission at Polo Junction, Gasparillo. Photo: Elmo Griffith

Deuteronomy 30:19 echoed the theme of the Carapichaima Parish’s Ninth Lenten Crusade. From Monday, February19 to Friday 23 nightly the parish community together with surrounding communities and passersby were exposed to an awesome week of talks related to the theme: Choose Life.

Each night began with recitation of the Holy Rosary followed by praise and worship led by the parish’s music ministry. On Monday, the crusade kicked off with Fr Cornelius Phillip FMI with a dynamic delivery which set the tone for the other nights. He presented the options of choosing life over death, showing others the way to live positively and cautioned all not to live as we want since by default we can choose death.

On Tuesday night Fr Jason Boatswain continued to bring all to the decision to choose life that would result in a blessing to our lives. He cautioned all that we must be careful in the things we choose for ourselves and children, and emphasised obligation to Holy Mass as we choose life. He also highlighted that we often use social media and our tongue to condemn others rather than bring life to others. He ended his night with a powerful prayer calling the Spirit upon all present.

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