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Lent and Holy Week

LENT 2021

The world needs renewal, I need renewal

This season of grace awaits us

Make  

this  

lent  

2021  

count,  

give  

it  

your  

all.  

Our  

Lord  

spent  

40  

days

in  

the  

desert,  

being  

tempted  

by  

the  

devil.  

Physical  

health  

and

mental  

health  

are  

so  

important;  

so  

too  

our  

soul  

health.  

We  

will  

be

tempted  

to  

give  

up  

as  

we  

try  

to  

grow  

to  

greater  

wholeness  

and

happiness in our lives, but with the Lord’s help we will overcome!

The theme of Lent is always REPENTANCE

How we live repentance will be different than most years, but the

inner reality is exactly the same.

firstly, a sense of remorse and sadness for what we have done, said, or become.

Secondly, the decision to turn away, and keep turning away from what caused remorse and

sadness to persist.

Thirdly, turning towards greater love for God (prayer and good devotions), and love for

others (service and forgiveness).

The 3 pillars of Lent are…

Prayer - give it time every day

Fasting - Wednesdsays & Fridays

Almsgiving - remember the poor

Lenten prayer resource from the Western bishops conference found HERE to help you.

A   word   on   fasting.   It   has   been   shown   that   fasting   has   powerful   health   benefits.   It   also   has   great benefits   for   our   development   as   human   beings,   made   in   Gods   own   image   and   likeness.   “Man does   not   live   on   bread   alone,   but   on   every   Word   from   the   mouth   of   God”   was   how   our   Lord answered   the   temptor   when   he   felt   hunger.   Eating   fish   on   Fridays   was   never   a   recommendation from   the   catholic   church,   fish   is   often   the   most   expensive   meat   to   eat   in   restaurants   for example!   Simple   food,   no   meats,   with   no   “treats”   and   no   snacking,   gives   us   a   sense   of   hunger (that   all   too   many   people   have   no   option   but   to   feel)   and   it   opens   us   to   other   “nourishment”   that is more lasting.

Outdoor Stations of Cross

Holy Week and Easter 2021

Passion Sunday, 

Blessing of Palm

Mass broadcast Saturday 27th 19:00, Sunday 28th  11:30

Spy Wednesday: 

Introduction of outdoor stations of cross, see leaflet in church for

details.

Confessions in church from 20:00 to 21:00

Holy Thursday:

Mass of the Lords supper, broadcast Thursday 1st April 20:00

Confessions in church from 18:00 to 19:00

Good Friday: 

Divine office 09:00. Please download laudate app for your phone

Passion of our Lord 15:00. Broadcast live Friday 2nd April

Confessions in church from 18:00 to 19:00

Stations of the cross with reflections. Broadcast live at 20:00

Easter Saturday:

Divine office 09:00. Please download laudate app for your phone.

Easter vigil broadcast live 20:00. Blessing of Easter Holy Water.

Easter Sunday:

Mass broadcast live at 11:30am

divine office app google play

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.aycka.apps.MassReadings&hl=en_US&gl=US