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Date 31/Jan/2018

Lent 2018

LENT 2018: The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, 14th February. Ash Wednesday is one of the Days of Special Observance in the Church of Ireland (see Book of Common Prayer 2004 p.20) when it is expected that all communicant members of the Church attend Holy Communion. The Ash Wednesday service for our Union of Parishes will be at 8.00pm in Cashel Cathedral.
This year we shall be running a Lenten Evening on the Mondays of Lent at 8.00pm, commencing in the Cathedral on Monday 19th February. Why not clear these evenings in your diary, and make them part of your Lenten spiritual journey? Full details are in the Lenten Bulletin at the back of church, the posters in the porch and on the Parish website.
Lenten Appeal: Bishops’ Appeal, Eco-Congregation Ireland and the Representative Church Body of the Church of Ireland (RCB) are joining forces to promote the Lenten initiative #Jars4Journeys
Bishops’ Appeal Education Advisor Lydia Monds said: “We are inviting people to save an old jam jar or other recyclable container and every time they make a journey that is not by foot or by bike, they can donate to offset the impact of their carbon footprint.  The money raised will go towards three conservation projects around the world that support and help build resilience in communities who are most affected by climate change.  Bishops’ Appeal and the RCB are match-funding the first €1,000/£1,000 raised.  Join us this Lent in being mindful of the impact of our lifestyles on others and on all of creation.”
Three projects will be supported: solar-powered ovens for Amazonian communities adversely affected by climate change in Bolivia (Christian Aid); conservation farming for self-help groups affected by drought in Ethiopia (Tearfund Ireland); and tree planting and water harvesting for communities affected by unpredictable rainfall, drought and deforestation in Kenya (Green Belt Movement). Jam jar labels are available at the back of church, so why not join in by donating every time a journey is taken by car, bus, tram, train or airplane.