Lent in three minutes

Bishop Barron on Lent

Today (18th March) at St Mary's at 4:00pm- ‘Mary’s Way of the Cross’ will be led by the UCM.


The ongoing struggle for peace in Romero’s beloved El Salvador: To mark the 38th anniversary of the martyrdom of Archbishop Oscar Romero there will be a talk this Monday 19 March at 7:00pm-9:00pm at Hope University, Eden Building, Taggart Avenue L16 9JD at 7:00pm-9:00pm. The speaker will be diplomat and politician, Rubén Zamora. Free of charge and all welcome.

From Whence we have Come;  to where are we going?

Liverpool Cathedral, Concert Room,  7.30pm on Tuesday 27th March

Merseyside Council of Christians and Jews is delighted to host this special evening in Liverpool Cathedral.  Canon Andrew White, Emeritus Vicar of Baghdad, reflects on his time as a Priest in the Middle East.

Canon Andrew White is internationally recognised for his relief & reconciliation work in Iraq & the Middle East. He has been involved in many hostage negotiations & played a key role in ending the siege at the Church of The Nativity in Jerusalem during the Spring of 2002 & was also kidnapped himself in 2004. Until recently, he pastored one of the largest churches in Baghdad where he is now the Emeritus Vicar. Since returning from Iraq, Andrew personally supports a community of refugees that have fled Iraq & now resides in Jordan.

Lecture in the Concert Room, access via the Scott Entrance.  Free, no booking required. Light refreshments will be served from 7 pm. until the start of the event.

City Centre Walk of Witness

2pm Saturday 31st March

Led by the Archbishop of Liverpool and Bishop of Liverpool the Holy Saturday Walk of Witness is an important ecumenical statement to the wider community. The walk will start from the Piazza at the Metropolitan Cathedral at 2pm  finishing at Liverpool Parish Church with refreshments. Bishop Paul said “Holy Saturday is an important time of reflection and a great day to bear witness to our faith ahead of the resurrection. I encourage as many fellow Christians to join us on this walk”

Stations of the Cross

St Mary's church will be open on Saturday 3rd March at 11am for anyone wishing to make a personal stations of the cross. In addition Our Lady of the Assumption in Gateacre is holding stations on the cross each Friday in Lent at 11.30.

Events at St Joseph's Prayer Centre(Formby L37 1PH)

  • Saturday 3 March 10:30am-3:30pm’ Into the Wilderness with Jesus’ with Donna Worthington
  • Wednesday 14 March 10:30am-3:30pm ‘Spirituality for the Autumn of Life’ an inspiring DVD course for the over sixties.

Lunch is included (Donations welcome).

Pastoral Area Reconciliation Service

The next Pastoral Area Reconciliation Service is on Wed 21st Mar 6.30pm at Hope Chapel. Hope University. All Welcome.

LENT. There were magnificent congregations in both parishes on Ash Wednesday, so thank you for your good example. Of course, Ash Wednesday is one of the two days of fasting and abstinence left in the Church’s calendar (the other being Good Friday).

However, Friday of the coming first full week is always set aside as a day of fasting for the work of CAFOD and Pope Francis has also called for a worldwide day of prayer for peace on the same day. Let us make it a special day and remember if you want an extra challenge, we always have a 7.00am Mass on weekdays and St Mary’s has one on the  Fridays of Lent as wel

MAGNIFICAT—Holy Week supplement priced £2.00, available in the porch. With the Magnificat-Holy Week supplement you can journey each day of Holy Week. It has wonderful reflections, aids to prayer and all the readings and prayers for all the Holy Week services

Lent is a time for Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving 


Why not pray a new psalm each morning? 
Or have a daily prayer intention for your household?

Suggestions of things you can do for Lent

Busted Halo has come up with a list of 25 suggestions, why not take a look and see if you are inspired. Click here


One suggestion is a photo challenge - find out more by clicking here

The Jesuit Refugee Service is inviting people to join them this Lent as they accompany those they serve.  They will be providing daily e-mails to support our Lenten observations of Fasting, Alms and Prayer.

For more details and to sign up visit http://www.jrsuk.net/lent/

CAFOD Lenten Fast day

This year CAFOD's Lenten Fast day will beneift the people of Zimbabwe.  The Lenten fast day  officially takes place on the 23rd of February, however, you can donate between Shrove Tuesday 13 February and Saturday 12 May. During this time money donated will be matched by the UK Government.

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