St Paul's looks forward to marking the season of Lent, which is a time of preparation, and of repentance, drawing us deeper into the mystery of the cross, and leading us to the great celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus at Easter.
On 17 February, the Church marks the beginning of Lent with Ash Wednesday. As has been our custom at St Paul's, we mark this with a day of prayer, celebrating the Daily Office at morning (8.30 am), midday (12.00 noon), evening (5.00 pm) and night (9.00 pm), Prayers before the Blessed Sacrament at 6.00 pm as well as two masses with imposition of ashes (9.30 am and 7.00 pm). In addition, there will be an opportunity for those who are shielding at home to join us with our live-streamed mass at 9.30 am and through a Zoom Service at 5.30 pm (Click here to join us on Zoom)
Lent Course: Nothing More and Nothing Less
Our Lent nurture course this year will be held on Zoom on Thursday evenings from 7.30 pm, beginning on 18 February. We are following a course based on the film 'I, Daniel Blake', focussing on the question of why so many people in our society are suffering. If you would like a copy of the book to join in, please contact Fr David, and he will arrange a copy for you.
Stations of the Cross
On Friday evenings at 6.30 pm, beginning on 19 February, we will walk the way of the Cross, meditating on the passion of Christ as we approach Holy Week and Easter.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Fr David will be available to hear confessions on Wednesday and Saturday mornings during Lent from 8.50 am - 9.20 am, in addition to the opportunities at 9.00 am and 4.30 pm on Ash Wednesday.
Lent is a time when we seek to examine our lives and identify those things we need to ask God for forgiveness for, and seek to reconcile our relationship with him. If those times are not convenient, please do be in touch with Fr David and he will arrange another time to hear your confession. If you would like further information about what this particular sacrament of the Church involves, please be in touch.
For further information about all of these, click the link below for the Lent flyer