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LENTEN INITIATIVES 2021

STATIONS OF THE CROSS 

 

HOLY CROSS CHURCH 

Fridays at 6pm (starting 19th Feb)

this may be attended in person in the church,

it will also be live streamed here

OUR LADY QUEEN OF APOSTLES

Wednesdays at 7.30pm (starting 24th Feb)

this may be attended by up to 25 people in the church,

it will also be live streamed here

ST SWITHUN WELLS CHURCH 

Tuesdays at 10am (starting 9th Mar)

this may be attended in person in the church

LENTEN PARISH COURSE

 

KNOWING YOUR CATHOLIC FAITH 

Fridays at 7pm (starting 19th Feb)

A series of talks by fr Bruce. To help us understand the teaching of our church

so that we may be able to explain it to others.

This may be attended by up to 25 people in Our Lady Queen of Apostles church

and will also be live streamed here

FELLOWSHIP GROUP

 

REBUILDING THE RUINS

Wednesdays at 7.30pm-9pm (starting 24th Feb)

'Rebuilding the Ruins' is the Fellowship's Lenten Bible Study and it is an opportunity to look squarely at the world we live in through the lens of the Old Testament Prophets  - a world in which injustice remains a feature.The hope for "rebuilding the ruins" is grounded in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Meetings are on Zoom and to access the link please contact Bob and Marion Birtles on bbirtles@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk

RULES FOR FASTING 

during Ash Wednesday and Lent

 

Roman Catholics must abstain from meat on all Fridays during Lent. On Ash Wednesday Roman Catholics must fast and abstain from meat. Fasting means that they may eat one full meal, and they may eat two small meals as well. The two smaller meals must not equal one full meal. There are exceptions to these rules. Those from ages 18-59 must fast. If you are younger than 18 or older than 59 you do not have to fast. Women who are pregnant or nursing also do not have to fast, furthermore, if you have a health problem that makes fasting unhealthy for you, you do not have to fast.

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