CAFOD Lent Fast Day

CAFOD Lent fast day

On Sunday, we were reminded of tomorrow’s Lent Fast Day. We heard the story of Kyin Nu who lives in a small jungle village in Myanmar and how through CAFOD we have been able to help her. If you want to read the story again, click the following link: CAFOD Lent talk 2015

Do remember that this year the Government is matching our donations to CAFOD pound for pound – donations made online or in your parish collection.

If you are able to make out a standing order the first three months of that are matched, pound for pound also.

  • So, how will you fast tomorrow?
  • How will you make your fast a time for prayer and reflection. (One suggestion might be to quietly re-read the story of Kyin Nu and her community, and pray for them and all in need.)
  • Will you make a donation to CAFOD? A one-off donation, or by standing order?

Celebrating the Sacrament of Penance

The following card was produced for use in the Archdiocese of Westminster during the Year of Faith to which Pope Benedict called the Church in 2012.

Following the images of the pages of the resource are PDFs of the card for those who might like to print copies for personal or parish use during Lent 2015.

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Focussing Lent

So what is Lent about? Chocolate aversion therapy or Christian conversion?

To try and help persuade of the deeper meanings of Lent two new banners were produced this year for the entrance to the grounds of our parish church.

The first was posted on this blog yesterday. Here is the second.

 

Lent 2015 2

The text is drawn from the responsorial psalm for the First Sunday of Lent, Psalm 24.

A pdf is attached if you would like to make use of a decent sized version…

Lent 2015 2

 

 

 

Announcing and accounting for Lent

This year two new banners were produced for the entrance to the grounds of our parish church.

Both try to express in simple and relatively accessible language that Lent is more than giving up chocolate!

Here is the first.

Lent 2015

 

The text is drawn from Pope Francis’ Letter for Lent 2015

A pdf is attached if you would like to make use of a decent sized version…

Lent 2015

Details of the 2nd banner follow tomorrow.