Ash Wednesday – FAST & ABSTINENCE:
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.
For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal. Two smaller meals may also be taken, but not to equal a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards.
If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday night) as the “paschal fast” to honour the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus, and to prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily his Resurrection
ASH WEDNESDAY 14TH FEBRUARY 2018 SERVICES
10.00 am – Holy Mass at St Swithun’s church (with distributing the ashes).
7.00 pm – Holy Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes church (with distributing the ashes);
8.15 pm – Holy Mass at St Swithun’s church in Polish (with distributing the ashes);
STATIONS OF THE CROSS and ADORATION DURING LENT
|Thursdays during Lent||12:30am||Stations of the Cross||Our Lady of Lourdes|
|Fridays during Lent||10:30am||Stations of the Cross||St Swithuns|
|Fridays during Lent||10:30am to 6:55pm||Adoration of The Blessed Sacrament (please put your name on the list for Adoration)||St Swithuns|
|Fridays during Lent||3:00pm to 4:00pm||Hour of Mercy||St Swithuns|
|Fridays during Lent||6:20pm||Stations of the Cross||St Swithuns|
|Fridays during Lent||7:30pm||Stations of the Cross in POLISH||St Swithuns|
ON SUNDAY MASSES – REFLECTIONS based on the Passion of Jesus Christ