Thursday 16 February 2017

Lent 2017


Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on 1 March. There will be Mass with the imposition of ashes at 7:30, 10am (Sung English, with the primary school), 12:15pm (EF Latin), and 6pm (Solemn Mass).

Celebrate the day before with the Parish Pancake Party in the Parish Centre from 6:30pm!

During Lent, there will no Holy Hour on Friday afternoons, but Stations of the Cross at 5:30pm. On Saturdays, there will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from after the 10am Mass until 6pm, when exposition ends with Benediction.

There will be a day of recollection for open to all on Saturday 4 March led by Fr Joseph. The day will begin with Mass at 10am, followed by opportunity for confessions; Saturday Talk at 11am, A School of the Lord’s Service by Abbot Cuthbert Brogan; times of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament; talks on the theme Entering the inner chamber of your soul; and will end with Benediction.

Friday 3 March — Oratory Young Adults
Come back to me with all your heart — talk and discussion at 7:30pm

Saturday 25 March — Feast of the Annunciation
Ordination to the Diaconate of Br Oliver at 12 noon

Monday 27 March — Penance Service
with individual confession at 7pm

Wednesday 5 April — Passiontide Musical Oratory
Choral music for Passiontide at 8pm

Full details of all this, and of the series of Saturday Talks for Lent, Praying with the Church available in the Lent, Holy Week and Easter booklet. Printed copies are available at the back of church.