Lent 2017

Mass times for Ash Wednesday in Navan and Johnstown are provided here along with times of weekday Mass during Lent 2017 in surrounding parishes.

Other Lenten activities to which parishioners and locals are invited include:

  • Morning Prayer before the weekday Masses in Navan and Johnstown parish.
  • Lenten Mission “I have come to that you may have life” on the Wednesdays of Lent from 8:00pm – 8:30pm in St Mary’s Church, Navan. This mission will combine Evening Prayer of the Church with a reflection by priests of the parish on the subject of the Dignity of Human Life.

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  • Lectio Divina – Reflection on the Gospel of the following Sunday from 1:10pm – 1:50pm on the Fridays of Lent (except St Patrick’s Day) in the Parish Rooms at St Anne’s Resource Centre. Tea and Coffee will be available for those on lunchbreak.
  • Stations of the Cross will be led in St Mary’s Church at 7:00pm on the Fridays of Lent (except St Patrick’s Day).
  • The Sacrament of Confession will be celebrated every Saturday from 12:00noon – 1:00pm in St Mary’s Church

In the Lenten Message of Pope Francis, a reflection around wealth and poverty is proposed to us as a springboard for our conversion as individuals and as a community:

When Jesus asks us to take up his “yoke which is easy”, he asks us to be enriched by his “poverty which is rich” and his “richness which is poor”, to share his filial and fraternal Spirit, to become sons and daughters in the Son, brothers and sisters in the firstborn brother (cf. Rom 8:29).

We could … say that there is only one real kind of poverty: not living as children of God and brothers and sisters of Christ.

Full text available here