Each family is encouraged to take a booklet home for your reflection and prayers and

may it help to strengthen your faith relationship with God & others.
Encountering mercy is compelling in an urban city because human relationships get relegated to
transactions in city-life. People are ‘commodified’ and often treated as numbers. The relentless
pursuit of individual success and happiness has resulted in blasé attitudes in people. While we can
lament the loss of personhood in such environment, it is also opportunity for evangelizing and witnessing Jesus to
others. This is because in the midst of all these, there is a deep yearning to be accepted and loved. For the season
of Lent in 2015, this is opportunity for us here to reflect on encountering mercy in our busy cosmopolitan city