The journey of Lent


On Wednesdays March 12 – April 16 from 7pm to 8pm, the doors of St Brigid’s and Christ the King, and most other Catholic churches in the city, will be open, because “The Light is On for You”. Bring a Catholic family member or friend, come in, and rediscover our Father’s heart of mercy in the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession). A warm welcome awaits you. To find Confession times in other parishes and for additional resources visit    Also see: confession

Reconciliation Service

On 2 April the Wednesday “Light Is On” time 7-8pm at Christ the King will be a Reconciliation Service.


We celebrate eleven weekday Masses most weeks in our 3 Churches. Why not attend one more? Note Wednesday evening Masses at Christ the King during Lent will be at 8.00pm.

Stations of the Cross

The Way of the Cross will be followed each Friday at St Paul’s and Saturday at St Brigid’s, both at 9.00am before Mass. Why not come along?

The Great Three Days

In the second half of Lent, Fr Matthew will lead three gatherings reflecting on the Triduum, the centre of the Church’s Year. Starts 24th March.


Each weekend in Lent we will print a prayer for use at Mass and elsewhere. Here is the one for this Second Sunday of Lent

Eternal God,
You encountered Moses on a mountain and gave him the Law
and encountered Elijah in the power of sheer silence.
In Jesus, your Son, we see the fullness of the transformation you offer to us. Make us open to your transforming grace –
opening our hearts and minds to your Word;
so that the divine spark you placed within us in baptism
will be kindled to a flame –
filling and inspiring our lives with faith, with hope and with love.
And may its light reach out and touch the lives of those around us.


Fr Matthew