St Eugene’s Cathedral
Francis Street, Derry
BT48 9AP | Tel: 028 7126 2302
On Ash Wednesday, we begin again our Lenten journey of renewal and conversion.
Traditionally, on this day we have our foreheads marked with ashes in the sign of the Cross with the words: 'Dust you are and into dust you shall return'
We pray that Lent 2021 will be a journey of renewal for families, for the community, and for the world.
This year as we are unable to be marked by ashes in our churches, we offer this simple prayer resource to support families in prayer on Ash Wednesday at home.
Thank you to the Northern Pastoral Network - Diocese of Clogher for sharing this resource.
Why not make a Sacred Space in your home this Lent?
A place of quiet, of peace, where you can talk to Jesus and tell him how you care for yourself and others; and how you reach out in love.
Here are is a guide on how to create a Lenten Sacred Space in your Home created by the Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre
To prepare for His mission of proclaiming Your
kingdom to the world
Your Son Jesus was guided by Your Holy Spirit to the
quiet of the desert.
In these Lenten days, I pray that I will be guided by
that same Spirit,
to a place of renewal in my heart and mind, so that I
will seek opportunities for
daily personal prayer, personal sacrifices and acts of
With Your help, may I too be truly prepared to share in the story of the passion,
death and resurrection of Jesus Your Son, our Lord.
The Thornhill Lenten (Scratch) Calendar is a good way of journeying through the six-weeks of Lent 2021.
A NOVEL WAY OF KEEPING LENT BY SCRACTHING OFF EACH DATE TO FIND A DAILY CHALLENGE TO PRAY, or TO FAST, or TO GIVE. This has proven to be a very popular way for many to sustain their engagement with the 6-week season of Lent. Cost £1
Great for home schooling - designed particularly with younger people in mind - though all tasks are suitable too for older children!