Lent 2019 in the Diocese

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Just some of the events taking place around the diocese this Lent

If you would like to include your parish event in this list, please email office@elphindiocese.ie

 

SAINT ANNE’S CHURCH, CRANMORE ROAD, SLIGO (Eircode F91 R250)
A Journey with the Saints “CATHOLICISM – The Pivotal Players” a 6-part film by Bishop Robert Barron highlighting six of the Church’s most influential Catholics will be shown on the six Tuesday nights of Lent: 12th, 19th, 26th March and 2nd, 9th, 16th April at 7.00p.m. in St Anne’s Day Chapel.

 

SUMMERHILL COLLEGE, SLIGO (Eircode F91 D5YF)
A Short Biblical Studies Course, Summerhill College, Sligo 
Looking for something positive to do this Lent? Want to Learn more about the Bible? The Theology Programmes Team at St Angela’s College Sligo invites you to sample a short course in Biblical Studies across five weeks this Lent. For beginners, those with a casual interest, and anyone who has questions about the Bible, and its relevance for today’s world. For more information and to reserve a place, contact: fcousins@stangelas.nuigalway.ie 7, 14, 21, 28 March and 4 April 2018 8:00pm – 9:30pm. Cost per evening of €5, or all five evenings €15

 

SLIGO CATHEDRAL (Eircode F91 CF59)
Busy Persons Stations of the Cross 
Each Friday of Lent from 6.00pm – 6.15pm. 

Stations of the Cross 
Every Friday morning during Lent after 10.30am Mass.

 

SAINT PATRICK’S CHURCH, STRANDHILL (Eircode F91 P960)
THE WAY OF GENTLENESS
A lenten programme of prayer and reflection each Monday evening of lent at 8.00pm in Saint Patrick’s Church, Strandhill.  All are welcome to join in this personal enrichment journey over the Lenten season.

 

DRUMLION CHURCH (Eircode F52 N510)
Drumlion Church will have a time of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament after 10.00am Mass every Wednesday during Lent (excluding Ash Wednesday).

 

TULSK PRESBYTERY (Eircode F45 KP96)
A lenten programme of prayer and reflection will take place in Tulsk Presbytary each Thursday morning starting on the 14th March at 10.45am following Mass at St’s Eithne and Fedelma Church, Tulsk.  All are welcome to join in this spiritually enriching journey over the Lenten season.


ST JOHN’S CHURCH, CARRAROE, SLIGO (Eircode F91 WA03)

First Friday at 6pm  Reflections and prayers

Fridays at 3pm Divine Mercy Novena with Prayers

First Communion Parents at 8.00pm:
12th March – Ways to help your Family grow in Faith; 
19th March – Bible Stories for you and your Child; 
26th March- Praying with your Child

Confirmation Parents – 7.30pm March 14th – Exploring Confirmation


CUAN AIRE CENTRE, CASTLEREA (Eircode F45 YF82)
Lenten Prayer and Reflection on the Sunday Gospels is held each Wednesday during Lent at 8.00pm in Cuan Aire, Centre, St. Patrick Street, Castlerea. 


COLUMBANUS HOUSE, CHURCH HILL, SLIGO (Eircode F91 Y1K7)
Old Testament Presentations
You are invited to an attractive DVD encounter with the Old Testament by U.S. Scripture expert, Fr. Richard Clifford, S.J., Ph.D, in Columbanus House, Church Hill, Sligo (next to St. Michael’s Family Centre) on the Tuesdays & Thursdays of Lent, starting on Tuesday 12th March at 7.30pm to 9.30pm.  Admission free. Bring a Bible if you have one.

 

ONLINE RESOURCES FROM THE DIOCESE
Lenten Scripture Sharing Groups
Resources available to download at www.elphindiocese.ie/lent Support for new groups also available.

Lenten Opportunity for busy people
Short reflections by Fr. Niall Ahern available to listen / podcast @ www.elphindiocese.ie/reflections

 

STAR OF THE SEA CENTRE, MULLAGHMORE, SLIGO (Eircode F91 CC98)
Day of Reflection for Ministers of the Eucharist
Led by Colette Furlong, Sligo Parishes Cluster Catechist. Sat 23 March 11am – 3pm, Star of the Sea Centre, Mullaghmore. Phone 087-6132985 to book.

Day of Reflection in Preparation for Holy Week
Walking in the footsteps of Jesus. Led by Colette Furlong, Catechist and Liturgist. Sat 13 April 11am – 3pm, Star of the Sea Centre, Mullaghmore. To book call 087-6132985.

 

GALILEE CENTRE, BOYLE (Eircode F52 TX93)
Lenten Retreat – Galilee Centre, Boyle 
March 9th “From Hosannas to the Hill: A Lenten Retreat”, Led by Fr Vincent Sherlock. Cost EUR30 (incl. light lunch). Booking essential. On Palm Sunday they roared “Hosanna!” and on Good Friday “Crucify him”.  Sometimes it can be difficult to find our voice in the crowd and today we might look at this, reflecting on some of the characters of the Easter Days and the story that takes us there. We will examine our voice through Scripture Passages, songs and stories.  We will hopefully recognise the value of our voice and its central place in the crowd – “For where two or three gather in my name, I am in their midst” (Matthew 18:20).

Faith Formation Series
Communicating with God: A Lenten faith formation series. Tuesdays March 12th, 19th, 26th, April 2nd, 9th from 10.30am – 12.00pm, led by Ian Neylon and Anne Francis.  Donation €10 per person or couple or €40 for the five sessions. Come to any or all. No need to book.

Planning the Easter Triduum: March 19th, 7.00-9.30pm.  A practical and prayerful evening for liturgy groups and all who are preparing the liturgies of the Easter Triduum.  All welcome.

www.galilee.ie

 

TRÓCAIRE

This year’s Trócaire Lenten campaign focuses on land rights and specifically the stories of Patricia, Maya and Maria who all feature on this year’s Trócaire box. 

Patricia is an 8 year old from Uganda whose family’s land is being stolen from them, bit by bit. Maya is a 10 year old who is living in one of  Lebanon’s refugee camps after her family fled from the Syrian war. Maria is a nine year old girl from Guatamala whose family’s land was violently stolen from them and their home burned down. 

Find out here how you can offer hope to Patricia, Maria and Maya this Lent.