“I pray our Lenten journey will be a journey filled with grace and God moments for us so that when we come to experience the Easter mysteries, we will be filled with joy“
PLEASE NOTE: ASH WEDNESDAY – 22 FEBRUARY
“For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.” -St. Therese of Lisieux
During Lent, we are asked to devote ourselves to seeking the Lord in prayer and reading Scripture, to service by giving alms, and to practice self-control through fasting. Dive into God’s word in Scripture this Lent or pray the rosary with your family.
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.
For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards.
Members of the Catholic Churches are to observe the particular law of their own sui iuris Church.
If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday night) as the “paschal fast” to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus and to prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily his Resurrection.
The foundational call of Christians to charity is a frequent theme of the Gospels. During Lent, we are asked to focus more intently on “almsgiving,” which means donating money or goods to the poor and performing other acts of charity. As one of the three pillars of Lenten practice, almsgiving is “a witness to fraternal charity” and “a work of justice pleasing to God.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2462).
3.00pm (children’s service) & 7.00pm
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Monday (after morning Mass) 9.10am
(CONFESSION during Stations)
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Friday during Lent 4.45pm – 5.20pm
(CONFESSION during Exposition)
– During Stations of the Cross and Exposition
– Thursday after Mass
– Saturday after Morning Mass
– Please Note No Penitential Service. Extra Confession times provided
Monday to Friday 5.45am
And Monday 8.30am
Wednesday 8.00am & 5.30pm,
Thursday 8.00am and Friday 5.30pm
Saturday during Lent – after Mass
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