With all our hearts we beseech you: have mercy on your people; spare your people; strengthen all people in the struggle against the havoc of this pandemic. Lord our God, without you we are so weak and our courage so limited. Give us your strength; give us your love; give us wisdom and skill to continue this fight. Spare your people, O Lord we pray. Comfort those who mourn and gather into your kingdom all who have died. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord, who died and rose to life, who lives and reigns with you, for ever and ever.
Pray As You Go – You can use Lent as a heaven-sent opportunity to reflect prayerfully on our recent experience and the difficulties and the possibilities it has set before us. Growing back better – an online Lenten retreat series with Margaret Silf. Available here.
Pathways to Christ’s Passion: Explore the hidden depths of the Passion narratives with renowned biblical scholar Father Henry Wansbrough OSB, organised by Holy Innocents Church, Orpington, held online Wednesdays 7.45 pm on 10, 17 & 24 March, more details here. Register here free of charge to get the link for the online sessions.
St Edmunds, Beckenham is holding a series of talks POPE FRANCIS AND THE FUTURE: THE MESSAGE OF FRATELLI TUTTI, each Wednesday evening at 7:30 from 24 February to 24 March. Watch live or the recorded version later. Details on St Edmunds website. Read the Encyclical here.
Follow Me: Walking in the footsteps of Jesus through the season of Lent – Archdiocese of Southwark retreat for Lent introduced by Archbishop John Wilson and led by the Spirituality Commission. During each week of Lent, Archbishop John will introduce the video, the Sunday Gospel will be read and then follows a brief talk exploring themes connected with the Gospel. The input can be viewed at any time to suit you. More details here. Sign up here.
CAFOD Lent Appeal
Abdella lives in an extremely remote and mountainous part of Ethiopia. It takes him ten hours a day to collect water. He says his life is being wasted as he has no time for anything else. Give today to reach vulnerable communities around the world with water and to provide other vital support.