The Season of Lent is a period in which we are encouraged by the Church to reflect on how we can deepen our relationship with Christ and increase our understanding of our faith as we prepare to celebrate Christ's resurrection at Easter.
To help us in this task, we are holding a series of Lenten activities to which you are all invited.
Friday Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross will be held every Friday during Lent from Friday, 3rd March at 7.30pm in the church.
Lenten Day of Recollection
On Saturday, 4th March
Fr John Hemer will be leading a day of recollection in the Pastoral Centre from 10am to 2.30pm.
If you are planning to go to this, please bring food to share and a bible with you.
Parish Reconciliation Service
On Thursday, 6th April
we will be having a Reconciliation Service at 7.30pm in the church with other priests from the deanery coming to hear confessions.
Walk With Me Booklets and Calendars
These are available at the back of the church. We are requesting a donation of £1 to cover the cost of the booklets.
Confessions and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Confessions are heard every Saturday morning from 11am-12pm with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament followed by Benediction.
The Faith Development Group is studying "Forming Intentional Disciples" by Sherry Weddell. Books are on sale in the Repository at £10.
Holy Week Services
Mass is at 7.30pm followed by a vigil in front of the Blessed Sacrament at the altar of repose until Midnight.
Children's Stations of the Cross
will take place at 10am in the church.
The Veneration of the Cross
will take place at 3pm.
Stations of the Cross
will take place at 7.30pm.
from 11am to 12pm in the Church
Blessing of Easter Food
: 2pm to 3pm in the Church.
This is a tradition in many Eastern European countries where families bring to the church the food that they will eat on Easter Sunday.
The most important service in the Church's year will take place at 8pm.
will be at 9am and 11am. Please note that there is no evening Mass on Easter Sunday.
A reminder that the Bishops have asked Catholics not to eat meat on Fridays. During Lent we are also asked to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
"Lent is a time for a change of heart, a time for concern for others and a time for prayer which costs.
Each of these three parts to Lent must be present if the season is to have any real and lasting value."
- Paul Frost