The journey of Lent: where are we going?
Lent is a time of spiritual discipline in preparation for the solemn feast of Easter.
By His own death Christ changed the very nature of death, making it a passage – a “passing over,” a “Paschal mystery” – into the Kingdom of God, transforming death into the ultimate victory.
If we do not take time to make a good Lent it is easy to forget all this, and because we forget, we fail. And through this forgetfulness, failure, and sin, our life can become “old” again – a meaningless journey toward a meaningless end. We need a good Lent to really prepare for the great celebration of Easter.
At St Agatha’s, let us support and encourage one another to ‘keep a good Lent’. How is the Spirit calling you to respond? What will you do this Lent? How will you ‘keep a good Lent’?
Ash Wednesday is this Wednesday,14th February.
Masses, with the distribution of ashes, will be at 6.30am, 9.30am and 7.30pm.
Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting, and marks the beginning of the forty days (excl Sundays) of Lent. It is a special time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving in preparation for the great feast of Easter.
(See Bishop Peter’s letter in foyer and by clicking here).
Stations of the Cross
Will be prayed in the Church each Friday evening during Lent at 7.30pm. All are welcome.
“The light is on”
St Agatha’s (and Churches throughout Broken Bay) will be open on Friday evenings in Lent for quiet prayer and the sacrament of Reconciliation.
At St Agatha’s, this will be for the hour following the Stations.
A peaceful way to reflect on each week’s Gospel. Excellent book & CD prepared by Diocesan Office. 10+ groups already. Meet for approx 60 – 90 mins for 6 weeks of Lent.
Still time if you’d like to join a group. Sign-up sheets in foyer or visit this page.
Second Rite of Reconciliation
This will be celebrated at St Agatha’s on Wednesday evening 14th March at 7.30pm.
Throughout Lent Bishop Peter will celebrate a special evening Mass in each of the five deaneries. St Agatha’s will host one of these Masses on Tuesday, 6th March at 7:30 pm.
Details to follow