Lenten Programme 2024

ST BRIGID’S LENTEN PROGRAMME

Ash Wednesday, 14th February, Mass Times: 9.30am and 7.00pm (Ashes will be distributed at both masses)

Morning Prayer: Monday to Friday at 7.30am in the Church (see details below)

Women walking together through Lent: Each Wednesday at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall, beginning Wednesday 14th February. (see details below)

Divine Mercy: Each Friday during Lent at 3.00pm in the Church

Inter Church Lenten Series: 4 Tuesday evenings in Lent at 7.30pm in the Conference Centre – (see details below) Caring for our Common Home

Lenten Day of Reflection: Saturday 17th February at 2pm CANCELLED

One World Group Lenten Lunch: from 10am to 1pm on Sunday 18th February (see details below)

Trócaire Family Fast Boxes: available in the Church porch

Parish Penitential Service: Palm Sunday, 24th March, at 4pm


MORNING PRAYER

We will be meeting throughout Lent each weekday morning Monday to Friday at 7.30am. Our focus is on the Morning Office and reflecting on the gospel for the Sunday following and also the gospel of the day. This has been for many an excellent opportunity to begin the day in prayer, journey through Lent together and prepare for Easter. Everyone is most welcome to come along even if you can only be there occasionally.


Women of St Brigid’s Walking Together

A walk through lent with Jesus and the women of the Gospel.

During Lent our women’s prayer group will meet EVERY Wednesday downstairs in the Parish Hall from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. We will begin on Ash Wednesday, 14th February, and continue on the 21st, 28th February and 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th March.

Please don’t worry if you can’t make all of the weeks as each session will be stand alone.

It is a gentle hour of prayer and discussion in preparation for Easter; a quiet space away from the noise of daily life to really connect with God.

This group is open to women of all ages in the Parish and if you haven’t been before why not come and see what we are about; why not join our community of affirming and supportive women.


Inter Church Lenten Series CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME

This Lent many of us will be giving something up, but it would be meaningful if we could relate this to reducing our carbon emissions which are generated by fossil fuels.

I probably do not need to tell you that we are in a dire environmental crisis. We now know that last year was the warmest year in over 100,000 years. This affects us all and it is humbling to learn that faith groups are already coming together in Northern Ireland to explore a joint approach for addressing environmental challenges, in order to enhance mutual support and develop a collaborative approach for the future.

Faith communities have an important part to play so together with the leadership of all the churches in South Belfast we are going to hold a series of 4 learning and discussion sessions over 4 Tuesday’s in Lent – 20th and 27th February and 5th and 12th March at 7.30pm. In order to make these as accessible as possible we have arranged to hold the meetings in The Conference Centre, Newforge Sports Complex, 18b Newforge Lane, Belfast BT9 5NW.

We will publish the underlying themes for the four sessions in advance during next week and although the primary foundation is based on the 2015 encyclical letter by Pope Francis it must be stressed that this was written for everyone as caring for our common home is something we can all do together.

Further details will be published next Sunday, and I would urge people to attend to learn how to connect our respective faiths with actions on the climate crisis.

St Brigid's One World Group - Fundraising Bread and Soup lunch

Sunday 18th February from 10am to 1pm in St Bride's Parish Hall

An opportunity on the first Sunday of Lent to help people living in poverty by making a donation in lieu of your usual Sunday lunch and having a simple soup and bread lunch provided by our volunteers.

Tea/coffee and scones are also available.