Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten fast, is a day of happiness,
a Christian feast.”
Dear sisters and brothers,
We are embarking on our annual Lenten journey, in which we prepare ourselves through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. This is a blessed time for quiet reflection on the suffering and death of Our Lord Jesus Christ. We are invited to walk with Him to Golgotha, the place where the history of our salvation reached its most focal and crucial point. Lent is a unique and blessed time when we are encouraged to engage in deep reflection and prayer. This journey will lead us to the glory of the Resurrection of our Lord.
May God bless us all as we begin our journey through the narrow streets of Jerusalem, walking with our Lord as He carries His cross for our salvation and that of the world.
You may wish to join one of our opportunities for collective and personal prayer, through Mass, Adoration, the Stations of the Cross, praying the rosary, the World Day of Prayer, Mothering Sunday and our parish penitential service.
There are also blank prayer intention cards in the porch.
These are for anyone to write their own prayers for Lent to keep with themselves, to give to someone else or to write anonymously for the sick at St Peter’s to go in their chapel - our prayer focus this Lent is for the sick of our parish and those in hospital.
If you wish to write any Easter/prayer cards, please do take one from the porch.
The Invited programme is an opportunity to meet with others and prepare for Easter, as are our Lenten lunches.
For children there is a Lenten calendar that you can download.
As a parish community, we warmly invite you to join us in our Lenten journey.
Do download the Lenten leaflet for full details.
We'll be running the diocesan Lenten programme on Thursday mornings from 9.45-11.45 for 5 weeks, starting on 22 February. All are welcome. We're aiming to have a child-friendly space!