Lent is our annual period of preparation over 40 days for the great season of Easter and the celebration of the Resurrection promised us all. Before he began his great mission Christ himself went off to the desert for 40 days to pray and to be alone, to step out of the world for a little bit and prepare himself to give himself for the sake of the world. We’re not asked to go quite that far, but Lent does give us an opportunity to focus on the religious dimension of life, on what God asks of us, on what we can do for God, of what we can do for others and of how we can become better people by trying to do it all. In preparation for the Feast of Easter and in hope of that great reward that it promises, we’re encouraged to set this season aside for a measure of prayer, penance, fasting and charity so that, in some small way, we may begin to build the Kingdom of God in the world today. To help mark this season of Lent the following Services will be available.
Holy Family Church, Coalisland – 7.30am – Monday to Friday. 10.00am – Tuesday to Friday
St Mary & St Joseph’s Church, Brackaville – 7.30pm – Monday
St Mary’s Church, Stewartstown – 10.00am Monday, Wednesday & Friday. 7.00pm – Tuesday
Stations of the Cross:
Holy Family Church every Sunday evening at 7.00pm