Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (22 February). Mass will take place in Mariukirkjan at 7.30 p.m. and will include the distribution of blessed ashes.
The ashes we receive on Ash Wednesday are a call to repentance, reminding us that we are dust and to dust we shall return, and that our lives should be marked by self-denial and generosity.
During Lent, we are asked to spend time in prayer, fasting and good works. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fasting for everyone between the ages of 14 and 60. We are also asked to abstain from meat every Friday during Lent.
Through prayer, fasting and good works, our aim is always to allow God to purify us and bring about an inner conversion in our hearts and draw us closer to him.
It is also highly recommended that we receive the Sacrament of Penance during Lent. Fr. Peter is available every Sunday in Mariukirkjan before Mass, or by appointment.
The Way of the Cross will take place in Mariukirkjan on Friday evening at 7.30.pm.
Read the Lenten Message of Pope Francis HERE (in 8 languages)
Caritas Denmark Lenten Collection: Many young women around the world miss a large part of their education or stop going to school because of a lack of knowledge and good sanitary care during their periods. This year, the Caritas Danmark Lenten Collection will enable young girls in Uganda to get an education by discussing menstruation, providing good toilet and bathing facilities in schools, and teaching them how to make re-usable sanitary towels for themselves and for sale to others. To support the collection, click HERE.