Lent 2023

The Season of Lent extends from Ash Wednesday until sundown on Holy Thursday. The traditional period of 40 days is calculated by excluding Sundays (recreation) and including Good Friday and Holy Saturday. It reflects the time Jesus spent in the wilderness before beginning his public ministry, when under severe testing by Satan (Mt 4:1-11; Mk 1:12-13; Lk 4:1-13), he clarified his purpose and deepened his awareness of, and relationship with, the life-giving Spirit of God. Accordingly, in Lent, we disciples of Jesus are called to clarify our purpose (sharing in his mission) and deepen our awareness of his ongoing presence with us through the same Holy Spirit. We do this through the three Lenten pillars:

as we prepare to welcome the risen Jesus anew on Easter Sunday.

Lenten observance:

1. Abstinence (ages 15+: no meat)

1. Ash Wednesday

2. Good Friday

2. Fasting (ages 19-59).

1. Fridays

1. acts of prayer or

2. self-denial or

3. practical charity.

Stations of the Cross

Fridays of Lent after 9:15am Mass
16 February 7:30 pm

The Purpose and Possibilities of

7:30 - 8:30 pm Friday

23 February The Origins of Lent

1 March The 3 Pillars of Lent - Prayer

8 March The 3 Pillars of Lent - Fasting

15 March The 3 Pillars of Lent - Works of Mercy

22 March Lent and the Sacrament of

Each evening will conclude with
Stations of the Cross

Jesuit Refugee Service
Lenten Appeal

Our Parish supported this Appeal last year. Donations support refugee and asylum seeker people with no access to Federal Government support.

Parishioners are welcome to bring an item according to the following schedule:

1st Sunday of Lent 18 February Basmati rice (1kg or 5kg bags)
2nd Sunday of Lent 25 February Cooking oil (750mL or 2L bottles)
3rd  Sunday of Lent 3 March Dried chickpeas
4th  Sunday of Lent 10 March Dry red & green lentils
5th  Sunday of Lent 17 March Long life milk
Passion/Palm Sunday 24 March Coconut milk