Fasting and the Sacrament of Penance

Lent is a Penitential Season of prayer, self-denial and helping others. In this way the whole church prepares for Easter with those who are to be baptised. During Fridays in Lent, we are expected to do some penitential act, e.g. abstaining from meat is one of the options.

Cathedral App (SPCPP) - for St Patrick’s Cathedral

Please note that the App is updated weekly.

This week the following was updated to the App:

  • Liturgy guide 1st Sunday of Lent
  • Newsletter
  • Lenten Reflection for the first week of Lent
  • Pope Francis’ Lenten Message
  • Events category: This is where you’ll find all the dates and times of Special Masses and other events happening the Cathedral

1st Sunday of Lent, 22 Feb 2015

From the Dean's desk

Dear Friends,

We have embarked on our Lenten journey once again. The liturgy for Lent also designates the same theme to the first two Sundays: the Temptation of Jesus in the desert and the Transfiguration of Jesus on Mount Tabor. In many ways it seems fitting that we should have the Gospel which depicts Jesus time in the desert, since this period of Lent calls us to move into our own particular deserts in order for us to confront our demons and temptations, and to be nourished by God’s presence.

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6th Sunday in Ordinary time, 15 Feb 2015

From the Dean’s desk….

Dear Friends,

On November 6th 2013, during a general audience, Pope Francis embraced Vincio Riva, who suffers from a rare skin disease which leaves him with many disfiguring and painful tumours all over his body. The picture of the Pope embracing, caressing and kissing this man went world-wide, being compared with the action of St Francis of Assisi who embraced a man suffering with leprosy.


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