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Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO

Prayer – Lent Resources

‘Go and make disciples of all nations’

Lenten Daily Reflections:

This year as we enter Lent, we are considering what it means to be Missionary Disciples. Reflecting on our calling ‘To go and make disciples’, the Vicariate for Faith & Mission has worked with Clergy and Laity to produce daily reflections that offer support as you reflect on the readings for the day.

The written Short Daily Reflections are available in various formats to view online, download and print, or to receive as a daily email direct to your inbox.

We invite parishes and partnerships to share these Lenten resources with their communities in digital and printed formats, where possible.

Amy Cameron, Coordinator for Faith & Mission.


‘Wait a Minute – It’s Lent’:

Wait a Minute – It’s Lent’ daily videos are available to watch on YMT's YouTube channel, with daily reflections from across the Diocese. We invite you to subscribe to YMT’s YouTube channel.


Short Daily Reflections:

Short Daily Reflections are 46 reflections, one for each day from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday – available to view online or download/print as one booklet for the entire period of Lent or as individual week–by–week reflections.

Would you like to receive a short daily reflection in your inbox each morning during Lent? Please click here and register (NB. You should receive a confirmation email from Faith & Mission but if not, please check your Junk folder before contacting us).

Daily Reflections – Week after Ash Wednesday (pdf)

Daily Reflections – First week of Lent (pdf)

Daily Reflections – Second week of Lent (pdf)

Daily Reflections – Third week of Lent (pdf)

Daily Reflections – Fourth week of Lent (pdf)

Daily Reflections – Fifth week of Lent (pdf)

Daily Reflections – Holy week (pdf)

Daily Reflections – All weeks (pdf)
NB. this file combines all the reflections across Lent into a single document.


Weekly Reflections:

During Lent Fr. Sean Hall shares his reflections of the weekend readings.

First Sunday of Lent (pdf)

Second Sunday of Lent (pdf)


A Morning Prayer:

 

An audio reflection for Morning Prayer by Fr. Adrian Dixon.  As we keep the Second Week in Lent, we are inspired by the vision of the three disciples in which they saw Jesus revealed at his transfiguration.


A Daily Prayer for Missionary Discipleship:

NB. Click on image to download or print prayer.


Additional Resources:

Pat Kennedy MPS has shared a Lent Reflection, which you can read here.


Stations of the Cross:

The Jarrow Cluster of Catholic Churches has produced a traditional Stations of the Cross video. View it here on YouTube or watch it below.


Fr. Marc Lyden-Smith with support from Mary Palmer, Sunderland University Assistant Lay Chaplain offer this video insight into praying the Station of the Cross this Lent. View it here on YouTube or watch it below.


Diocesan Church Music Association (DCMA)

Although we cannot have congregational singing in our churches, we know that many of you are either producing virtual music for your parishes, playing instrumental music or (in a few cases) singing as cantors. As such, the DCMA thought that you might appreciate some suggestions for suitable music for the season of Lent.

Twenty–five songs for Lent (pdf)

Psalms and Antiphons for lent (pdf)


Jesuits in Britain, Knowing Jesus – Lent Online Retreat 2021:

Walk with us through Lent and Easter and really come to understand and love Jesus. We will ponder Gospel stories, reflect on their meaning and see how startlingly relevant Jesus is to living a truly human life in the 21st Century.

Follow the retreat online and sign up to an online group (places limited).

Registration to lead Lent Groups is also still open – link on the above page.

Sign up to receive daily emails during Lent and additional resources.

Follow the Lent Retreat on the Jesuits in Britian social media channels: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Sycamore - What Do You Believe?:

Sycamore is an informal course taking place on six Sundays from 21 February until 28 March. It is about the Christian faith and its relevance for life today. It gives you space to meet other people, share ideas, explore your beliefs, and think about questions that really matter.

Each session involves a short film and plenty of time for discussions. See poster for more information and to find out how you can register.


Listening With Love:

Listening with Love invites people to reflect on the impact of abuse on individuals and on the Church. The resources are offered to parishes for Lent or at any other time.

The resources have been prepared by the Let’s be Honest group of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales Marriage & Family Life Office, in response to Pope Francis’ Letter to the People of God of 20 August 2018 concerning the Church’s response to victims and survivors of abuse.

The link to the resources is: www.cbcew.org.uk/home/events/listening-with-love.


Lent At Home:

New resources and updates are now available at: godwhospeaks.uk.


Lenten Daily Reflections Evaluation:

Your feedback is important to help us develop future resources.

We invite you to complete this online survey.

Alternatively, please print and complete this form and return it to us at adminfaith.mission@diocesehn.org.uk or post it to us at the address at the bottom of the form.

Please complete/return your evaluation by Sunday 11 April 2021.