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Lenten Programme

LENTEN PROGRAMME 2018

Let Us Open Our Hearts To Hearing God’s Voice

St. Peter’s Church, Bandra

 

SPECIAL LENTEN PROGRAMMES   

  1. Lenten Mission on the 12th, 13th and 14th of March beginning with the 7.00 pm Mass followed by 45 minutes reflection by Fr. Jerry Rosario S.J., internationally known inspirational speaker, on the theme: Lenten call to the Challenge of Discipleship.
  2. Sundays of Lent beginning from 18th of February, Talks from 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm on the Letters of Pope Francison Lumen Fidei (The Light of Faith): On Faith (June 29, 2013), Evangelii Gaudium (Joy of the Gospel): On the Gospel in Today’s World  (November 24, 2013), Laudato Si (Praise Be to You): On Care for Our Common Home (May 24, 2015), Amoris laetitia: Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on love in the family (March 19, 2016),  Misericordia et Misera: (Mercy and Peace), November 20, 2016. Invited external speakers.
  3. Lenten Directed Ignatian Retreat – 19th Annotation: With Frs. Gerard, Oscar, Juan and Frazer available for group direction (in groups of 8 to 10) once a week during the five weeks of Lent – Spend an hour of guided prayer each day! Registration at the Reception: First Come First Served.

 

 

WEEKLY PROGRAMME  

Sundays:      

  • 4:00 pm                            PASSO (Marathi)
  • 7:00 pm                           Talks on the Apostolic Letters of Pope Francis

Thursdays:

  • 6:30 pm                           KONKANI STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Fridays:

  • 7:00 pm                            Mass followed by STATIONS OF THE CROSS (English).PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN TIME OF THE EVENING MASS ON FRIDAYS               

 

CONFESSIONS:           Daily:  6.30 – 7.00 p.m. Saturdays:  5.00 – 6.30 p.m.

 

In our preparation for Easter, God in his providence offers us each year the season of Lent as a “sacramental sign of our conversion”. I will take my cue from the words of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew: “Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold” (24:12).

More than anything else, what destroys charity is greed for money, “the root of all evil” (1 Tim 6: 10). The rejection of God and his peace soon follows. Creation itself becomes a silent witness to this cooling of charity. The earth is poisoned by refuse, discarded out of carelessness or for self-interest. The seas, themselves polluted, engulf the remains of countless shipwrecked victims of forced migration. What are we to do?

The Church offers us in the Lenten season the soothing remedy of prayer, almsgiving and fasting. By devoting more time to prayer, we enable our hearts to root out our forms of self-deception and then to find the consolation God offers. Almsgiving sets us free from greed and helps us to regard our neighbour as a brother or sister. Fasting weakens our tendency to violence; it becomes an important opportunity for growth.

I would like my invitation to extend to all of you, men and women of good will, who are open to hearing God’s voice. Join us, then, in raising our plea to God, in fasting, and in offering whatever you can to our brothers and sisters in need!

  • Lenten Message 2018 from Pope Francis

 

GENERAL PROGRAMME

COMMIT TO A SPECIAL TIME OF FAMILY PRAYER AT HOME, USING A HANDOUT PREPARED BY
FR. GERARD S.J. (COLLECT ONE FOR EACH FAMILY)

14th February 2018 ASH WEDNESDAY

  • Blessing of Ashes at 6.00 am; imposition of Ashes after all masses.
  • Masses: 6.00, 6.45, 7.30 and 8.30 am ; Evening: 5.15, 6.15 and 7.15 pm

16th February 2018 – FRIDAY:  7.00 pm Mass followed by Stations of the Cross

18th February 2018 – FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

23rd February 2018 – FRIDAY:  7.00 pm Mass followed by Stations of the Cross

25th February 2018 – SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT

2nd March 2018 – FRIDAY:  7.00 pm Mass followed by Stations of the Cross

4th March 2018   – THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT  

 9th March 2018 – FRIDAY: 7.00 pm Mass followed by Stations of the Cross

11th March 2018 – FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT  

12th March 2018 – MISSION: Mass at 7.00 pm followed by 45 minutes Reflection

13th March 2018 – MISSION: Mass at 7.00 pm followed by 45 minutes Reflection

14th March 2018 – MISSION: Mass at 7.00 pm followed by 45 minutes Reflection

18th March- 2018 – FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT

23rd March 2018FRIDAY: 7.00 pm Mass followed by Stations of the Cross

 

HOLY WEEK

25th March 2018 – PALM/PASSION SUNDAY 

  • Mass timings: 6.00 am; 7.30 am (Procession with Blessing of Palms – followed by Mass),

9.00 am and 10.00 am, 5.00 pm (Konkani) and 6.00 pm

  • 45 pm – The Veronica Service on the School Front Grounds

 

PARISH CONFESSIONS:     Monday 26th to Wednesday 28th March – 5.00-8.00 pm in the School Shed

 

29th March 2018 – MAUNDY THURSDAY – Celebrant: Fr. Malcolm

  •  30 afternoon The Blessing of Bread
  • 30 pm Service for the Sick
  • 30 pm The Lord’s Supper
  • 00 pm Being with Jesus    

 

30th March 2018 – GOOD FRIDAY – Celebrant: Fr. Aubrey

  • Stations of the Cross:

7.30 am            – Konkani

8.45 am            – Children and Youth

  • am – General
  • 00 pm – Good Friday Service with ceremony of bringing down

                              the body of Jesus from the Cross by Confraternity

 

31st March 2018          – HOLY SATURDAY – Celebrant: Fr. Ambrose

  • 30-8.00 am – ‘Being with Mary’
  • 00 pm – THE EASTER VIGIL

 

1st April 2018               – EASTER SUNDAY. No evening mass.

 

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