Bishop Richard’s Pastoral Letter for the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 14th February 2021
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
The great season of Lent is approaching. Lent is a time of repentance, of renewal and of healing. Perhaps, like me, you look forward to this time. These coming forty days are a great gift to us, for Lent invites us to engage more deeply with the Gospel message as we prepare to celebrate the events of our Salvation – the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus. Continue reading
Join Invited, our diocesan mission starting Monday 22nd February
Encounter the beauty of our faith and engage more profoundly with the Gospel message. Join a Diocese-wide mission this Lent. Sign up now to join the Thursday evening discussion groups, with links to Monday’s pre-recorded episodes sent direct to your inbox. There is no cost to take part and everyone is welcome. Explore God’s personal Invitation to live your life with Him. Watch the Invited video and for further details of the retreat click here.
Global Catholic Climate Movement
Join Laudato Si’ Lent: a journey of hope and ecological conversion. Lent is a time of preparation for Easter and the celebration of the Paschal Mystery. During this time of fasting and renewal, we will embark upon a journey of ecological conversion through reflection, repentance, and renewal. Together.
By committing to concrete changes through fasting and lifestyle changes, we will live more in solidarity with our Earth and each other and inspire our sisters and brothers to join this conversion process.
Laudato Si’ Animators UK is inviting us to join a series of reflective evenings with inspiring speakers, prayer and discussion, using the film-based resource “Global Healing”. These engaging documentaries will inform and challenge people to respond to Pope Francis’ call to Care for Our Common Home. Suitable for all who are concerned about what is happening to our world and who want to take action.
Knowing Jesus: Lent Online Retreat
During Lent, Sunday Worship and the Daily Service on BBC Radio 4 will be taking inspiration from Ignatian spirituality. A link to an online retreat for Lent provided by the Jesuit order which will complement programmes on Radio 4 can be found here.
Pray the Stations of the Cross during Lent
For Good Friday 2020 Cardinal Vincent Nichols recorded this video of the Stations of the Cross by St Alphonsus Liguori.
The CAFOD Stations of the Cross takes us on a prayerful journey of transformation in solidarity with people living in poverty around the world. Join CAFOD each Friday in Lent as we meditate on Christ’s journey to the cross, following themes of justice, poverty, mercy, friendship and hope.
Whilst the Worth Abbey Bookshop is unable at this time to supply books to help you to observe Lent below are some suggestions for online purchase.
Church House Bookshop new Lent titles and courses
Books to help your prepare for Lent from the Catholic Truth Society