Lent is a time for spiritual discipline, denying ourselves so we know what to value about how God made us. As well as the usual times for prayer, there are the following services for us to appreciate. Do support them and reap spiritual rewards. You do not need to book a place and all Masses are offered in a COVID safe way.
Ash Wednesday, 17th February The first day of Lent when we are to be at Mass, during which we have ash scattered on our foreheads to remind ourselves that one day we will die and return to the dust of the earth. It’s a powerful beginning of Lent. There will be Masses at 9.30am and 7.30pm at St Mary’s and at 12.15pm at the Good Shepherd.
Stations of the Cross cannot be done inside by groups of people in a COVID safe way. A Window Stations booklet is provided in our churches with devotions in. You can can then walk round the streets of the parish to 14 Stations that are displayed in people’s houses. This is a beautiful opportunity to reflect on the last moments before the Lord’s death.
We’re all encouraged to make a Confession of sin during Lent and you can do this by speaking to one of the priests and arranging a time.
On Tuesdays at 12noon at the Good Shepherd, we’ll pray Midday Prayer today for ten minutes before the usual 12.15pm Mass. Begins on Tuesday 23rd February.
On Tuesdays, on Zoom at 8.15pm we continue our Study Group on What Christians believe, looking at the essentials of our faith. All our welcome. Meeting ID 722 5689 1288 and Passcode: Tottenham. As a basis for our studies we’ll read parts of C S Lewis’ Mere Christianity.
On Wednesdays from 24th February we’ll pray the Rosary together at St Mayr’s at 4pm. This twenty minute devotion helps us through repetition to focus on all that is important.