Lent 2016

Lent, “always involves a battle, a spiritual battle, because the spirit of evil naturally opposes our sanctification and seeks to divert us from the way of God.” Pope Benedict.

Reconciliation Services
Sun 20th 3.00pm St. Gregory’s
Mon 21st 7.30pm Sacred Heart
Tue 22nd 7.30pm St. Mary’s Chorley
Wed 23rd 7.30pm Chrism Mass at Cathedral

Sacred Triduum St Bedes
Thursday          7.30 Lord”s  Supper
Good Friday     3.00pm The Passion – 7.00pm Stations of the Cross
Saturday            7.30pm Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday 8.30,  10.30am

Pope St. Leo the Great
Dear friends, what the Christian should be doing at all times, should be done now with greater care and devotion, so that the Lenten Fast
Enjoined by the apostles may be fulfilled,not simply by abstinence from food but above all by renunciation of sin.

Chrism Mass at the Cathedral, Wednesday 23rd March. There will be a bus from St. Mary’s Chorley car park leaving at 5.15pm. Please contact St. Mary’s if you wish to travel on it (01257 262537)

Lent
The corporal works of Mercy provide much food for thought in Lent….
To feed the hungry
To give drink to the thirsty.
To clothe the naked.
To shelter the homeless.
To visit the sick.
To visit the imprisoned.
To bury the dead.

Stations of the Cross every Friday evening at 7.00pm.

Lenten Scripture Until Holy Week I would recommend the book of Exodus, remembering all the time that Moses is the Jesus figure of the Old Testament.

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