Lenten Masses


Walk in the Light: Parish Retreat

with Fr.Eamon Mulcahy CSSp

March 19-22

February 26 Ash Wednesday
Ashes given at all masses:
7.00 am
10.15 am
7.30 pm
Fast Supper for all after evening mass

Sundays in Lent  
Way of the cross 4.30 pm In the main church
March 1
March 8
March 15
March 22
March 29
Sunday March 1 Rite of Election 2020
Those preparing to be received into the church at Easter will go to St.Chad’s cathedral with their sponsors and catechists to be officially chosen by the Archbishop
Tuesdays in Lent: Scripture
Accessible 45minute study sessions to open up St.Matthew’s gospel followed by time of adoration.
Begins 6.45 pm in The Friary Lounge
Prayer  7.30-8.00 in The day Chapel
March 3
March 10
March 17
March 24
March 31

Wednesdays in Lent
Way of the cross 7.30 pm In the Day Chapel
March 4
March 11
March 18
March 25
April 1

Wednesday March 25: 7.45pm
Christ in the home
An evening of meditation before the Blessed Sacrament: an opportunity for families & friends in our Parish to gather in prayer in someone’s home before the Sacrament as early Christians used to do.  Thanks to those who offered their homes. Venues to be communicated later

Wednesdays in Lent Lectio Divina
Come and join a small informal group to share the scriptures twice a month. No previous knowledge or experience necessary... just a willing heart.
In The Friary Lounge at 8.00 pm
February 19
March 11
April 8
April 22
Fridays in Lent  Reflections
Guided meditations on the Scriptures of lent  In the Friary day Chapel 7.30-8.30pm
Friday February - 28 Temptations in the desert
Friday March 6 - Jesus transfigured on Mt. Tabor
Friday March 13 - Jesus and the Samaritan woman
Friday April 3 - Jesus enters his city in triumph
Saturdays in Lent
Saturday March 21   6.00 pm
Service of Reconciliation & opportunity for individual confessions
Saturday March 21   7.30 pm
Reflection on tomorrow’s scripture: The Anointing of David

Sunday April 5 Holy Week begins ........ 
‘So he went and washed and came back able to see’ John 9.7
Come & join Fr.Eamon Mulcahy as he shares with us the scriptures of the fourth Sunday of Lent

Thursday March 19    7.30 pm
Opening mass of the retreat.: Feast of St.Joseph

Friday March 20  10.15 mass 
After mass: reflection with Fr.Eamon till midday
Friday  March 20    3.00 pm 
Way of the cross in church
Friday March 20   7.30 mass 
Evening mass with extended reflection

Saturday March 21 10.00 am 
Reflection with Fr.Eamon
‘He was born like this so that the works of god might be displayed in him’  John 9.3
The gift of difference & our struggle with inclusion
Saturday March 21   11.50 am 
Small Scripture reflection groups till lunchtime
Saturday March 21   3.00 pm 
Mass of anointing led by Fr.Eamon

Sunday March 22   9.00 am 
Family Mass with involvement of children
After mass parents & children gather: How we can support one another in faith?
Sunday March 22    11.00 am 
Parish mass with choir
Sunday March 22    3.00 pm 
Fr.Eamon’s talk: Walking in the light Ephesians 5.8-15
Sunday March 22    6.00 pm
Evening mass led by 6 O’clock group Concluding blessing of the retreat