In the season of Lent we are preparing ourselves for the celebration of the Passion, Death, Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus Christ. We are especially encouraged to pay more attention to how we pray, to do penance (especially fasting), and to do works of charity so that we can learn to better love God and our neighbour. Discover here reflections and other materials to help you prepare this Lent.
Lenten Journey and Programme of events for the Cathedral Parish- 2024
Message from Canon Mark and Fr Kenneth We pray that the Parish will grow in love and gratitude during this special time of grace. We will focus on a deeper relationship with the Lord through prayer and using the other pillars of Lent. Please join us for as much as you can
Lent has 3 pillars: Prayer- Fasting and Almsgiving
Ash Wednesday Mass - February 14th Mass Cathedral - 10.00am 6pm Christ the King - 12:00am
Rite of Election at the Cathedral for those being received into the Catholic Church this coming Easter - Sunday 18th February 2024 at 3pm Please join people from around the diocese and pray for them as they make this important step in their spiritual journey.
Stations of the Cross- Friday 12 noon Cathedral – join us for the Stations of the Cross as we pray remembering the Lord’s Passion and Death.
Lenten Lunches Friday join us in the cathedral hall after Stations of the Cross – at 12.30pm each Friday during Lent-
CAFOD Fast Day- Friday 23rd February- Envelopes will be distributed before Family Fast day- please return and put you offering into the envelopes at Mass.
A programme for Holy Week will be published in a few weeks.
Plymouth Cathedral Cathedral Lenten Group INVITATION – All are welcome to join a group that will be meeting every Tuesday evening at 7.15pm. until 8.15pm in the Parish Centre during the six weeks of Lent to read/reflect on the Sunday Mass readings.
St Edward's Peverell
You are very welcome to attend our Lent Course here at St Edward's Peverell at 7.30pm on Thursdays, starting on the 15th Feb. Each session will consist of explaining key words, reflecting on Holy Scripture and the offering of suggestions to act upon. This is an in-person teaching and discussion course and no technology is required! I would be pleased to see you, Fr Ian Hellyer. (Venue - St Edward's Hall, PL3 4PG)
Topics 15th Feb - Repentance and Forgiveness 22nd Feb - Prayer and Fasting 29th Feb - Almsgiving and Service 7th Mar - Conversion and Transformation 14th Mar - Suffering and Sacrifice
Zoom Parish Lent Series for 2024
Message from Fr Mark Skelton My friends,
Lent is just around the corner and so I thought I would send you details of the Zoom Parish Lent Series for 2024. This is the fourth series and although the numbers are not as high as in 2021 when we were still very much in a shielding from COVID situation those that come most certainly have always enjoyed the opportunity to hear and reflect on different aspects of our faith during the incredibly important Lenten journey. This year, I have opted to use the five great Gospels of the Sundays of Year A although the speakers will no doubt use other scriptures in their talks as well. This year the five speakers who have very kindly accepted the invitation are all from within the Diocese.
Rev Nick Johnson February 16th The Temptations. GATHER CONFERENCE February 23-25th Rev Andrew Marlborough March 1st. The Transfiguration. Mrs Deborah Fisher. March 8th. The Woman at the Well Rev Ignatius Raj. March 15th. The Man born blind. Mr Gerard Gillespie. March 22nd. The raising of Lazarus.
St Rita’s Centre, Honiton, Devon Lent Day of Recollection “A CAMPAIGN OF CHRISTIAN SERVICE" Saturday 2nd MARCH 2024
led by Fr. Jacek Kostuch.
The day will begin with coffee/tea on arrival at 9.30am. First Talk will start at 10am, second talk will be at 11am. Exposition and Adoration of the holy Sacrament in silence will be at 12pm. Lunch will be served at 1.00pm, Mass at 2.45pm and there will be an opportunity for Confession. Charge for the day, including lunch (3 course meal), is just £25.00. A poster and an application form are attached. Booking can be made by phone, email or online (www.stritascentre.org/events) Payment can be made on the day. If you have any questions,