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This year Ash Wednesday is on Wednesday 14th February, this is the beginning of Lent. It is a day of fasting and abstinence.
A series of 6 talks have been prepared for this Lent. We are providing advanced notice of these talks to enable you to make preparations that will assure your participation.
The year 2024 has been designated a Year of Prayer by Pope Francis. As part of the preparation for the Holy Year of 2025 we are being asked to focus on the Our Father and this presents us with a great opportunity to go back to the basics of prayer.
The Our Father is the prayer that Jesus taught his disciples, when they asked him how they should pray.
Through this prayer we experience a deeper encounter with Jesus but knowing the prayer by heart risks us becoming complacent about what we are saying – we may often say this prayer without thinking.
Our Lenten talks this year are an opportunity to deepen our appreciation of this prayer, to grow in understanding of what its words mean and come closer in prayer with Jesus and his - and our - Father in Heaven.
Each weekly session will reflect on one section of the prayer to try to help us understand its meaning for us in our lives as children of our Loving Father.
Come along to one or all of the talks and you will learn a little more about our faith and have the opportunity to enrich your own spiritual life.
6:50pm for 7pm start until 8:30pm
Talk followed by Discussion
The Parish Centre
For those unable to join us for the live sessions, we are thrilled to announce that each week's talk will be recorded. These recordings will be made available on our website & Facebook page, allowing you to revisit the discussions and delve deeper into the meaning of the Our Father prayer at your convenience. You can return to this page to find the recorded videos for each session.
Life's commitments can sometimes interfere with real-time participation, but the spiritual journey continues beyond schedules. Feel free to engage with the content whenever it suits you best, ensuring the Lent Talks remain a flexible and enriching experience for all.=
The Our Father: Introduction & Overview
- Kevin Barry
"Our Father who art in heaven"
- Robin Maxted
"Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done"
- Laura White
"Give us this day, our daily bread"
- Hannah Berry
"Lead us not into temptation, deliver us from evil"
- John Scott
Praying the Lord's Prayer
- Liz Waldy
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