Bandon Parish

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ASH WEDNESDAY

Ashes will be distributed in St Patrick’s Church throughout the day on Wednesday February 17th.

This years Ashes will be blessed during Mass on Ash Wednesday. Mass will be celebrated privately at 9.30am and Ashes will be distributed outside the Church at 10.00am and again at 3.00pm by members of the Parish Assembly. All Ashes will be in plastic bags.

Please adhere to NPHET Covid regulations which are in place for the safety of all.

  • 2 metre distance
  • Sanitise your hands on entering and leaving the Church
  • Wear a Mask
  • Follow the guidance inside the Church

MASS DURING LENT WILL BE CELEBRATED EACH MORNING @ 9.30AM MON – SAT, VIGIL SAT 6.00PM & SUN 10.30AM

BLESSING WITH ASHES A RITUAL FOR THE HOME

These ashes which were blessed at Mass on Ash Wednesday are an invitation to begin the journey of Lent and remind us of our dependence on God and his forgiving mercy.

In the name of the Father….

We praise the Lord of grace, mercy, and peace. The scriptures remind us: ‘Now is the favourable time. This is the day of Salvation’ (2 Cor 6:2)

God our Father, as we begin our Lenten journey open our hearts to you as we place these Blessed Ashes on our foreheads and pray:

Make the sign of the Cross with the Ashes on the forehead of people in the household saying:

‘Repent and believe in the Gospel’.

O Lord, may we reach out to grasp your hand and walk more readily in your ways.  Amen

In the name of the Father….