Lent Services and Activities

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This year our corporate Lenten Pilgrimage will include these things:

Wednesdays in Lent

at 10am we will be meditating on a few Stations of the Cross before Mass starts at 10.30am. At 5pm we are also warmly invited to Stations of the Cross in the Chapel of the Holy Cross at Archbishop Holgate Hospital.

Fridays in Lent

there will be a Mass at S Helen’s at 12 noon followed by a soup lunch.

Please have a good think about who you might be able to invite to come along for Mass at noon followed by a simple lunch. Perhaps someone who lives on their own or someone who doesn’t get out much. Or just someone who would be interested in coming with you to church to see what it is about. These Friday lunches of worship and fellowship are perfect opportunities to invite someone new to join us. Please also sign up to help with making soups and providing bread.

Stations of the Cross will take place at 6.30pm in these locations:

Mar   8         S Helen’s

           15       Sacred Heart

           22       S Helen’s

           29       Sacred Heart

Apr    5         S Helen’s

           12       Sacred Heart

All through Lent

Reading

Special Lenten devotional reading material is available in Church.

Confessions

We get the name ‘Shrove Tuesday’ from the ancient tradition of people going to confession on the day before the start of Lent. They went to be ‘shriven’ of their sins. As the Prayer Book teaches, confession is a wonderful part of our Anglican heritage.

If you have never been to Confession but want to know more PLEASE, PLEASE ask for help. If you have slipped away from Confession, now is the perfect time to come back.

Fr Robert will be available for Confession at the usual times – see here, or book an appointment (01977 610507).

Almsgiving

This year we will be supporting Tariro a small but excellent charity based in the UK that raises money to support orphans or young people whose own parent can’t look after them anymore in Zimbabwe. Please be generous.  There are no lent boxes so please take a jar and fill it throughout Lent and bring it back to the Mass on Maundy Thursday. Read about the great work of Tariro here.

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