Lent starts on Wednesday the 6th March 2019 with Ash Wednesday.

Lent is a season of renewal and repentance and can be considered a 'spring cleaning' of our lives. By receiving ashes on our forehead on Ash Wednesday we are reminded of our humanity and mortality. It is also a time of year when we can think about others and how we might help those less fortunate than ourselves.

Return to this page throughout Lent for ideas and information about how we can use Lent to help refresh and enrich our lives with prayer, reflection and action.

Listen to a Podcast to Reflect on Scripture during Lent

Fr Chris Thomas, General Secretary of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales introduces a series of daily podcasts for Lent - 'Reading Luke In Lent'.

The title somewhat gives away the very simple format. We're offering a daily reading from St Luke - covering the Gospel from start to finish - from Ash Wednesday to the first week of Easter. Fr Chris tells us more...

Short on time?

Everyone is so busy these days but, even if you think you are too short on time, just spend three minutes with the video below and you will be able to refresh yourself on the season of Lent.

Season of Lent

The season of Lent starts tomorrow with Ash Wednesday where ashes are placed on out foreheads as a sign of…

Think of others and support CAFOD

Part of our Lenten season includes thinking of others and almsgiving. CAFOD have put together a Lenten calendar to help us reflect during the season of Lent. There are printable Calendars for children and young people which will helper the younger members of the family in their journey in Lent.

CAFOD will also have their annual Family Fast Day on the 15th of March.