Lenten discipleship is about the simplification of day to day living. By letting go, at least for a while, of things which are less necessary and focusing on what matters most we enter the desert with Christ. We expose our inner being more acutely to the truths of His kingdom. We walk more surely in the steps of the Lord Jesus so as to die and rise with Him, the pattern of our earthly and eternal existence… [Archbishop John].
ASH WEDNESDAY [26th Feb – page 147 Parish Mass book], a day of fasting and abstinence. Ashes are blessed and distributed during Masses at 9.15am and 7pm. The UCM will be offering soup after the 7pm Mass in Hartley Hall – all donations for Mother Teresa’s Helpers. Everyone is invited so please do come along.
Fasting and abstinence:fasting is a form of Penance. Catholics between 18 and 60 are obliged to Fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Catholics who have reached the age of 14 are obliged to abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday and the Fridays of Lent.
Lenten Confessions – March 31st from 7.30 pm. =>CANCELLED
Priests will be available to hear your confession in different lauguages including, Italian, Spanish, Portugese, Polish, and Tamil.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS DURING LENT – FRIDAYS 7- 7.30PM