Friday, March 5 marks the annual World Day of Prayer, a "global ecumenical movement led by Christian women who welcome you to join in prayer and action for peace and justice." Sponsored by the Women's Inter-Church Council of Canada; it is celebrated in about 165 countries

In addition to prayer, we are reminded, especially during Lent, of the value of personal penance, the topic of Fr. Roger's Pastoral Message in this Sunday's Bulletin.