LENT 2021

"Come away and rest a while"
(Matt. 14:1, 2, 12, 13; Mark 6:30-32; Luke 9:7-10)
LENT 2021

The Season of Lent runs from Ash Wednesday to the Easter Triduum



This year we celebrate a very different kind of Lent
Normally, we might undertake to attend Mass more regularly, even daily. However, because of Level 5 restrictions, it is not possible to attend Mass.
We might on other years have attended meditations and reflections on the scriptures but coming together physically is not possible today.

Because things are different this year, we can look at the way we mark Lent in a different way.

Even if we cannot gather in the church or in the parish rooms or in other peoples houses,
we can still come together to pray.

There are many online resources that you may find helpful
and series of reflections that might interest you. Some of them you can find links to below.

For an Introduction to the season of Lent, have a listen to Bishop Denis Nulty here

Lent 2021

Hearing, Happening, Hoping
A short family prayer for each week of lent

From Knock Shrine
‘Living Christian Faith’
Lenten Conversations Online
A new series of online discussions to engage you during Lent.

What nurtures our faith and what challenges it today?
Where do we find hope and joy in our lives?
How can our faith build mental strength, wellbeing and resilience?
How has the Covid pandemic impacted upon our faith? 

Talks will be streamed at 8.30pm every Thursday during Lent.  

Loyola Press
40 ideas for 40 days
A selection of prayers and activities for all members of the family

Pray as you Go
A very popular site that gives a short prayer and meditation based on the scripture readings at Mass each day.
You can also download the App to your smart device

Lectio Divina for Young People
Reading each Sunday's readings prayerfully
and a meditation for each week

Glenstal Abbey
Saturday Afternoon Talks beginning at 2pm each Saturday
Encountering Jesus with Saint Benedict
and click on "Talks"


Lent is a time when we offer both prayerful and financial support to those who live in poverty. 
Trócaire boxes are available at the church. Please take one home with you and place it in a prominent place in your home. Bring your offerings back to the Church on Holy Thursday or over Easter Week.