Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Lent begins tomorrow ...

'Remember, man, that you are dust,
And unto dust you shall return.'

Following on from today's feasting, comes tomorrow's Fasting. The other two ingredients which the Church recommends for Lent are Prayer and Almsgiving.

All of these three things are within everyone's capability. We can all, for example, abstain from that extra spoonful of sugar in our tea or that piece of cake with our elevenses; make time to say an extra prayer or a decade of the Rosary; or attend Rosary and Benediction in the parish (see below for times). As for almsgiving, there are many deserving charities to support.

To help us on our way, there are several additional things happening in our parish during Lent:

Ash Wednesday (25th February)
Mass at 9.30am (when we will be joined by the junior children from St Anne's School)
Mass at 8pm
There will be imposition of ashes at both Masses.

Rosary and Benediction - 4pm every Sunday during Lent

Stations of the Cross - 7.30pm on Fridays during Lent.

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