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Lent 

The season of Lent is a Catholic Liturgical Season consisting of forty days of fasting, prayer, and penitence beginning on Ash Wednesday and concluding at sundown on Holy Thursday. The official liturgical colour for the season of Lent is violet.

Message from our Parish Priests

Dear brother and sister parishioners,


The peace of the Lord be with you.


Lent has arrived. Are we ready for this season of soul searching, of discipline, of conversion? Lent is different from the other seasons of the Church year - at Advent we focus on the Second Coming of Jesus and prepare to celebrate his first; at Christmas we celebrate Jesus’s birth in his first coming; Easter brings us to the rejoicing of the Resurrection, the Ascension, and the sending of the Holy Spirit; in Ordinary Time we celebrate the everyday life of Jesus, his teaching and his acts.


In all of this the focus is on Jesus but at Lent the focus, as it were, is on us. Not that we forget the Lord - we remember his love which should spur us on to conversion. But the focus is on us and all we need to do to be more faithful to the Lord, to be better members of his body, to be purified to celebrate the Easter feasts. (See overleaf for more on this.)


The parish will be having a number of activities during this season and we urge you to take part whenever possible, particularly, of course at Sunday Mass.
Meanwhile, let us go forward together in faith, hope and love, on the path ahead of us - the path that leads to life!


Blessings,

Msgr. Michael de Verteuil and Fr. Matthew Ragbir

Lenten Family Package

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Parish Lenten Activities

Lenten Retreat

Parish Men's Lenten Retreat

Monday 21st March 2021 - Friday 25th March 2022

Begins at 7:00p.m.

at St Francis R.C. Church

 

You are invited to join us at our Retreat facilitated by National Catholic Men's Ministry and the Chaguanas Men's Ministry.

Parish Youth Retreat

Wednesday 30th March 2022: 5:00p.m. - 6:30p.m.

Thursday 31st March 2022: 7:00p.m. - 8:30p.m.

Friday 1st March 2022: 7:00p.m. - 8:30p.m.

at St Francis R.C. Church

 

Stations of the Cross

Join us on  Fridays during Lent for Stations of the Cross.

Vega: 5:45p.m.
Coalmine: 5:00p.m.
Matura: 6:00p.m.
Sangre Grande: 6:00p.m

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Lenten Resources

Lenten Gospel Reflections

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Sign up to receive DAILY MEDITATIONS from Bishop Robert Barron.

Spend your time with Christ in the Gospel this Lent alongside Bishop Barron and the Word on Fire community.

The Ascenion Lenten Companion

Join us as we Encounter the Power of the Gospel!

 


This program includes an inspirational journal and engaging videos featuring reflections by presenter Fr. Mark Toups. Join us and experience real spiritual formation and growth, finding yourself changed from the beginning of Lent to Easter.

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Dynamic Catholic: Best Lent Ever!

It's not what you give up this Lent

It's Who You Become

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Feed Your Soul with Prayer this Lent!

Nothing will transform your life so completely, absolutely, and forever like really learning how to pray. That’s why this year’s BEST LENT EVER journeys through Matthew Kelly’s latest book, I Heard God Laugh: A Practical Guide to Life’s Essential Daily Habit.

Beginning on Ash Wednesday and continuing through all forty days of Lent, you will receive a daily email with a short video to help you reconnect with yourself and your God.

If you choose to throw yourself into this experience, we promise you that you will be surprised by what God can do in your life with just an email, a short video and an open heart. So this year, don’t just sign up for BEST LENT EVER, have your best lent ever!

Pray as You Go

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Pray as you go is a daily prayer session, designed for use on portable devices, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly whilst travelling to and from work, study, etc.

A new prayer session is produced every day of the working week and one session for the weekend. It is not a 'Thought for the Day', a sermon or a bible-study, but rather a framework for your own prayer. It is founded in Ignatian Spirituality and uses the imagination to enter more deeply into prayer.

Lasting between ten and thirteen minutes, it combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection.