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Lent
Lent

QUADRAGESIMA SUNDAY: The name for the first Sunday in Lent is derived from the Latin word meaning “fortieth.” The first Sunday of the Lenten season is 40 days before Easter. These are reckoned by an approximate number of days before Easter; only Quadrigesima is close to the actual count. The purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer for Easter through prayer, doing penance, mortifying the flesh, repentance of sins, […]

Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is a Day of Fasting & Abstinence on 17th February. Mass will be live streamed via our Facebook Page from St Joseph. This day marks the Beginning of the Season of Lent. In preparation for Ash Wednesday if you have Palms at home (or branches from a bush) burn them to make ash […]

Ash Wednesday - 17th Feb
Ash Wednesday – 17th Feb

Next Wednesday 17th February, Day of Fasting & Abstinence. This day marks the Beginning of the Season of Lent. In preparation for Ash Wednesday if you have Palms at home (or branches from a bush) burn them to make ash for yourself and family (please take care when doing so) Parishioners are to self-impose the […]

The 3 Pillars of Lent are Prayer, Fasting & Almsgiving
The 3 Pillars of Lent are Prayer, Fasting & Almsgiving

Prayer: Perhaps consider the way that we pray; to pray from the heart and really think about the words. Opportunities for prayer in the Parish:- Mondays 7.30pm – Rosary – Centre for Peace (during Lent) Wednesdays 12:05pm – Rosary (preceding Mass) – Notre Dame du Rosaire Wednesdays 7.00pm – Holy Hour, Rosary & Benediction – […]

Reflections by Jennifer Geach - The Joyful season of Lent
Reflections by Jennifer Geach – The Joyful season of Lent

Lent comes early this year, and so we have hardly drawn breath from the end of Christmas at Candlemas before we find ourselves lurching into Lent. The word Lent means spring, and properly used the time of Lent, the “joyful season” as it is called in the prefaces of the time, gives us an opportunity […]

Ash Wednesday & Stations of the Cross - Dates & Times
Ash Wednesday & Stations of the Cross – Dates & Times

Ash Wednesday, 1st March, is a day of Fasting & Abstinence Distribution of ashes at all Masses. St Joseph’s Church – 7.00am, 9.30am, 7.00pm Blanchelande College – 9.30am Our Lady Star of the Sea – 11.00am Notre Dame Church – 12.05pm ~oOo~ Stations of the Cross Mondays 11.30am (from 6th March) – Our Lady Star of […]