Lent 2021

Lent is the forty-day liturgical season of fasting, special prayer and almsgiving in preparation for Easter. The name “Lent” is from the Middle English “Lencten,” meaning spring.

Over the next few days,  you will find information on our various Lent liturgies during this blessed season as well as links to some good reading and reflection resources.


“Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem” (Mt 20:18)

Lent: a Time for Renewing Faith, Hope and Love

 
Pope Francis has written a special letter to mark the beginning of the holy season of Lent.
 
You can download it here:
 
#LivingLent


 



BRAND NEW VIDEO SERIES FOR LENT !

This year, the parish is producing a series of videos for this season of Lent called “Light & Life”. These videos are designed to help guide us through praying with each Sunday’s Gospel. They’ll be available each Friday in Lent.

What might God be throwing light on in the Gospel for me?

How can the Gospel shape my life?

You can find the latest videos here:

Lent Video Series

or on our Parish YouTube page here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYIA65a-rKKbAVvNOhs0hkg


New for Lent 2021 – Divine Mercy Chaplet – Fridays at 3pm

Why not join us at 3pm Friday for a few minutes of the Divine Mercy Chaplet, sung by a familiar voice?
 
Join us online here:
 
#LivingLent


 

Exploring the Sunday Gospels with Children

Trócaire have produced a series of reflections and activities for children based on the Gospels of the Sundays of Lent and Easter. You can download the PDF here:

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Lent Calendar of Kindness 2021

Here’s a great calendar to help the younger members of our parish family live Lent that little bit better this year!
 
You can download it here:
 
(With thanks to Missio Ireland)

 


 

 

 



Fasting & Abstinence in Lent – An Illustrated Guide

Source: https://catholic-link.org/images/gallery-guide-fasting-abstinence-lent/


Creative Ways to Fast

Fasting is one the three pillars of Lent (along with prayer and almsgiving). Here are some creative ways to fast this Lent.
 
Not started yet? Or fallen down already? It’s never too late!
 
#LivingLent
 
(with thanks to Office of Catholic Youth, Archdiocese of Toronto)

 

 


Supporting Trócaire in Lent 2021

We regret that, at present, it is not possible to leave Trócaire Boxes in the porch of the church for collection. This is to help reduce the risk of cross-contamination and to further support the “Stay at Home” message in these days.
 
Parishioners who wish to support Trócaire’s on-going work are asked to consider electronic donation directly to Trócaire (www.trocaire.org) or to set aside any physical donation until we will hopefully be able to make the boxes available, later in the Lenten Season.

 

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