Lent at S. Bart’s

Lent at S. Bart’s

Lenten Study Group

Our Lent Study this year will be of Fr. Robert Crouse’s Images of Pilgrimage. The study, which will be led by Fr. Hannam, who was a student of Fr. Crouse, will be in cooperation with S. Olave’s, Swansea, and will meet at S. Olave’s on Wednesdays in Lent, beginning February 21, 2024. Further details here.

Stations, Holy Hour & Benediction

Commencing on Friday, 1 March, 2024, Stations of the Cross will be prayed at 6 p.m. on Fridays in Lent. Beginning on 8 March, Stations will be followed by an Holy Hour and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, commencing at 6:45 p.m.

Beautiful Music for the Season

Check out S. Bart’s music list for the coming season here.

Donations for the Altar of Repose and Easter

Altar of Repose photos

For the next several weeks you will notice that we will have no flowers on the altar or in the church during mass. This is a mark of the penitential season of Lent, symbolizing our sorrow for the Lord’s suffering in the desert and eventual crucifixion. On Maundy Thursday, we will return beautiful lilies to the high altar to symbolize the site of the Last Supper and we will create an Altar of Repose (a magnificent side-altar covered in flowers and candles) where the Sacrament will sit in wait for the Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday. Finally, we will redress the High Altar during the Great Vigil of Easter with lilies and spring flowers to symbolize the coming of a new life in Christ. This undertaking requires many volunteers, but also financial generosity. If you are able to support the Easter Flower Fund this year, please send an etransfer or cheque with the words “Easter Flowers” in the memo, or include a note with your donation to the offering plate. Easter flowers may be given in memory of a loved one.

PHOTOS ABOVE (LEFT TO RIGHT): The Altar of Repose 2023 (thanks to the donations of several generous parishioners); Fr. Hannam and servers transfer the Sacrament to the Altar of Repose during the Maundy Thursday service 2023.

Holy Week & Easter 2024

Liturgical & Music information is available here.

Lent at S. Bart’s