A SEASON BEGINNING WITH ASHES
On Ash Wednesday 17 February this year you are invited to prepare your own ashes, which will be virtually blessed during Mass and then you can put on each other, or on yourself.
A SEASON OF PENITENCE
This year will be marked by the Penitential Rite being emphasised at each Sunday Mass during Lent culminating in communal Absolution on the 4th Sunday of Lent, 14 March.
A SEASON FOR THE WORD
We will restart the Lenten Groups that were cut short last year on the theme ‘Hearts on Fire’.
A SEASON TO SHARE THE LITURGY
Our Sunday evening 6pm Liturgy of the Word via Zoom will offer interactive worship on various themes during Lent. The Zoom code is: 9851280988. The Password is: Church.
AND A SEASON TO WALK WITH JESUS
During this year when so many have joined Jesus in his struggles, we will follow the Stations of the Cross live-streamed from St Brigid’s every Saturday commencing 20 February at 9.30 in place of Mass. We will pause at two or three Stations each week in a reflective way. Most of us can “connect” with at least one of the Stations from our own experience of judging, or assisting, or keeping going etc – the great themes of the Stations. This year we want to bring the Stations alive by listening to one another’s story. One of the organisers Ami Liddington writes: “Lent is fast approaching. We will be running Stations of the Cross every Saturday morning via live-streaming at St Brigid’s. We would love to receive life reflections from as many people as possible, across our 3 Churches. For more information and / or to volunteer a reflection, please contact Ami Liddington on firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Watch out for a special LENT FLYER that will have all the details you need for Lent.
~ Fr Matthew