Lent and Easter 2024
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Lenten Devotions and Activities at St Michael's

Ash Wednesday. 14th February - Mass with distribution of ashes:

Vigil (13th) 7.00pm, 12.00 noon.

Wednesday 21st February (after half term) 9.00am - Mass at St Martin's with distribution of ashes.

Holy Hour. Each Monday of Lent (19th February - 18th March), 7.00 - 8.00pm. Quiet prayer with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Ending with Night Prayer and Benediction. Come for all or part of the hour.

Stations of the Cross.

Each Tuesday & Thursday after the midday Mass

Lent Sunday Gospels Online (Zoom). 7.00 - 7.30pm every Wednesday
Listen, reflect and pray guided by the Sunday Gospel. Email dcn.brian.theobald@rcaob.org.uk to request the Zoom codes.

Exploring Prayer - A Lenten Retreat. Saturday 9th March, 9.45am - 2.30pm in the church hall.
Discover or rediscover traditional prayers and explore alternative ways of praying. The day will be between you and God. Bring a packed lunch.

Lent Talks at Sacred Heart, Henley - Every Tuesday (13th Feb - 26th March), 7.30pm in the church.
Being the Year of Prayer the talks will focus on the Our Father, the model of all prayer, and be given by Fr Michael Doyle and Canon Paul Fitzpatrick. They will be live streamed and recorded on the Sacred Heart website.

Lenten Walk With Me Booklets are available at the back of the church.

Service of Reconciliation, Monday 25th March, 7.00pm. This will include the opportunity for the Sacrament of Confession with a visiting priest.

The Last Supper

Holy Week (24th - 31st March)


Palm Sunday Masses with Blessing of the Palms: 5.30pm (Saturday Vigil Mass), 9am and 10.30am.

Monday 9.30am Mass. 7pm Service of Reconciliation.

Tuesday 12.00pm Mass followed by Stations of the Cross.

Wednesday 9.30am Mass.

Holy Thursday 7pm Mass of the Lord's Supper with Washing of Feet. Followed by watching at the Altar of Repose until 10pm

Good Friday:

10am: Walk of Witness from Christ the King, Sedgewell Road, Sonning Common.

Noon: Stations of the Cross for children.

3pm: The Solemn Passion of the Lord

7pm: Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday 8pm: Easter Vigil with the Service of Light, Liturgy of the Word, Renewal of Baptismal Promises and First Mass of Easter.

Easter Sunday 9am and 10.30am: Easter Day Masses

Easter Monday 10.00am Mass followed by refreshments


For our Lenten charity we will be supporting Embrace the Middle East, and in particular their partner of more than 10 years, Caritas Jerusalem, the social arm of the Catholic Church in the Holy Land. Embrace will be supporting Caritas with a 12-month emergency aid package to help them adapt to the current situation in Gaza, where Caritas staff and dependents are among the dead and injured. The aim is to bring practical assistance to around 16,000 people. All contributions from St Michael's wil go to the frontline to assist in improving health provision and meeting other essential needs.

Donations to Embrace the Middle East can be made under the GiftAid scheme.

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