17th February marked the beginning of our annual observance of Lent as we celebrated Ash Wednesday and the reception of ashes on our head as an outward sign of the inner penance and preparation for Easter that we are undertaking. At Church we safely accommodated around 270 people over three masses. It was a different, more restricted start to Lent but equally just as good to see people come back to Church.
During this season we are encouraged to pray more intensely, fast and give alms - three practical remedies against sin. Our readings at Mass will help us appreciate the beauty of this austere season especially the readings we will be hearing at Sunday Mass.
During these 40 days we will have the usual devotions; the Stations of the Cross before Mass on a Monday and Thursday morning; as well as a Friday evening Mass at 7pm in Lent, with Stations at 6.30pm. Please do join us for this if you can, as well as the Rosary on a Monday evening and Chaplet of Divine Mercy on a Friday at 3pm.
If you would like a free Walk with Me booklet guide for Lent please get in touch with us or ask for one the stewards when you come for Mass.