Accra, 04 March, 2022 / 8:36 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) have urged the faithful in the West African country to focus on strengthening family bonds during this year’s Lenten Season.
In their Tuesday, March 1 statement shared with ACI Africa ahead of Ash Wednesday, the Catholic Bishops reflect on the ongoing Synod on Synodality and say that every member of the Church should participate in strengthening family bonds as the mission of the Church during this Lenten Season.
“As the Church reflects on her mission and listens more attentively to the new pathways that the Holy Spirit has fashioned for her, we call on all Christians to celebrate this year's penitential season by strengthening the family bond that exists among us,” the Catholic Bishops say.
They say that no member of the Church should stand on the periphery and observe others participate in the penitential season adding that such an attitude renders one to appear as a stranger in the Church.
“The contribution of each member is indispensable in the evangelizing mission entrusted to the Church. This form of cooperation is of greater consideration in accordance with the nature of the ongoing Synod,” GCBC members say.