YEAR OF FAITH - Words of encouragement

Post date: Mar 1, 2013 3:01:10 PM

The Gospels for the 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays of Lent (during Year C) speak to us about repentance and forgiveness. This week Jesus speaks about people who are caught up in oppressive regimes and natural disasters. It is wrong to think that they are being punished for their sins, because they are no more sinful than the rest of us. Then Jesus gives us the parable of the fig tree which did not produce any fruit. We are always given another chance, no matter how many times we have turned away. God our Father still loves us and wants us to turn back to him.

There are opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation (individual confessions) for one hour before the Station Masses and at the special Penitential Services during Holy Week. Please note the following dates:

Next two Station Masses

Thursday, 7th March - Holy Rood, Market Rasen

Tuesday, 19th March - St. Hugh of Lincoln.

In each church, the evening starts at 6pm with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and

confessions. Concelebrated Mass starts at 7pm, and there are refreshments afterwards.

Penitential Services

Sunday, 24th March – St Peter and St Paul at 4pm

Monday, 25th March – Our Lady of Lincoln at 7pm

Tuesday, 26th March – St Hugh of Lincoln at 7pm

Bishop Malcolm’s Year of Faith theme for March - Teach us to pray: At St Hugh’s we will meet in the Church hall on Saturday, 23rd March after 10am Mass and finish at 12noon. Everyone is welcome.