Here are a list of events and services going on around the 3Churches over the season of Lent.
Stations of the Cross
Every week during Lent:
09:00 – every Friday at St. Paul’s Church
09:00 – every Saturday at St. Brigid’s Church
NB – Please see the newsletter for Stations of the Cross at Christ the King Church.
Mercy Week in Cardiff Deanery
As well as our normal times, we join the whole deanery to make groups of three priests available for Confession in different churches every afternoon and evening during the week starting 27 March.
Monday, 27th March
2pm-3pm – St Joseph’s, Penarth
7pm-8pm – St Helen’s, Barry
Tuesday, 28th March
2pm-3pm – St David’s Cathedral
7pm-8pm – St Brigid’s
Wednesday, 29th March
2pm-3pm – St Teilo’s, Whitchurch
7pm-8pm St Phillip Evans, Llanedeyrn
Thursday, 30th March
Thurs 30th – 2pm-3pm St Peter’s, Roath
7pm-8pm – St Mary’s, Canton
Friday, 31st March
2pm-3pm – St Francis, Ely
7pm-8pm – St Cadoc, Llanrumney
Lenten Retreat Day
An opportunity to stop and listen to God’s voice within us. A retreat day of prayer run according to Ignatian Spirituality. During the course of the day, there will be two talks, imaginative contemplation, time for silent prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament and time for group sharing. The day is open to people of all faiths and no faith and is free of charge. Lunch will be provided.
Christian and Esther Mahoney will be leading a retreat day at St. David’s College on Saturday, 1st April.
The Station Mass
The “Station Mass” originated in Rome under the auspices of Pope Gregory the Great (590-604). The Bishop of Rome would make a daily pilgrimage to one of the forty churches in Rome dedicated to the memory of the martyrs and saints. Pilgrims would walk in the footsteps of the saints and join the Pope in a penitential exercise before celebrating Mass at each “stopping place “ or “station”. In doing so, they were also following the example of Jesus who went out into the desert and fasted for forty days and forty nights in preparation for his mission. It is this “journey” which forms the spiritual background to the forty days of Lent and the journey each of us has to make into the desert of our own hearts and lives.
The Cardiff Deanery Station Mass will take place: Thursday, 6th April 2017 at 7pm.