Discovering more about Lent

A series of six evening sessions
Lent is a time when we are invited to repent, which means to turn back to God, to take stock of our lives and to resolve to deepen our love of God and our neighbour.
In this series we help one another to discover more about some of the practices that help us to do this. We will look at some of the beautiful scriptures on forgiveness and love for our brothers and sisters, the teaching of the Church, and the wonderful gift of the sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation.
Sessions will be led by: Fr Stephen Vooght, Tony Darlison, Mike Elks, Mike Slinn, Rosanne Walker.

If you would like to join us, please register using this link:
 https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvd-2tpjktGtaM32RT_QLzazWSkZ57Yxhs

If you have any questions please e-mail formation@stpeterswinchester.org.uk

What is Lent?CLICK HERE TO WATCH THIS SESSION
Tuesday 16 February 19:45 – 21:00
Reflect on Jesus’ forty days in the desert following His baptism, as he prepared for his ministry. Deepen your understanding of how you are invited to imitate Jesus this Lent.

Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving CLICK HERE TO WATCH THIS SESSION
Tuesday 23 February 19:45 – 21:00
Learn about why the Church, since the earliest times, has recommended the three ‘pillars’ of Lenten devotion: prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Develop your understanding of prayer and fasting and share practical ideas for Lenten observance.

Called to Serve
Tuesday 2 March 19:45 – 21:00
Listen to how the third ‘pillar’ of Lent, almsgiving, is a call to service. Deepen your understanding of prayer as the source of love, and service of our neighbour as a consequence of love.

Service in Scripture
Tuesday 9 March 19:45 – 21:00
Meditate on some beautiful passages from the scriptures in which the Lord speaks to us of the nature of His love for us and His command to imitate him by loving our brothers and sisters.

Service in Church Teaching
Tuesday 16 March 19:45 – 21:00
Discover more about how the Church has helped interpret Jesus’ teaching on service in the form of her social teaching, and reflect on what it might mean in our lives now.

Penance and Reconciliation
Tuesday 23 March 19:45 – 21:00
Explore this beautiful sacrament, instituted by Jesus Christ, in which He heals us, gives us ‘pardon and peace’, reconciles us to Himself and to His Church, and gives us grace to strengthen us on our path to holiness.