The first day of Lent, a day of Fasting (for those between the ages of 14 and 60) and abstinence (that is, meat). Live-streamed Masses at 10am and 6pm, Rosary at 930am, Stations at 7pm. Details are on the parish website of our parish Lent course on Fratelli Tutti which begins next Wednesday and the diocesan Lent online retreat. You can also join online in the Holy Father’s Ash Wednesday celebration on YouTube. Cardinal Nichols, as reported in The Tablet and posted here, has encouraged us to give each other blessings at home today (without ash), using the traditional words (‘Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return’ or ‘Repent, and believe the gospel’.
Blessings for Lent
The Holy Father’s message for today
God bless and take care