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Ash Wednesday

26th Feb – A day of Fast & Abstinence.

Ashes will be distributed at the following masses:

10am – Newmarket

6pm – Wells

7pm – Carrigerry

Lent. … Beginning on Ash Wednesday, Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. By observing the 40 days of Lent, Christians replicate

Jesus Christ’s sacrifice and withdrawal into the desert for 40 days. Lent is marked by fasting, both from food and festivities




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Monday 3rd  February: FEAST OF ST. BLAISE

Blessing of Throats will take place at all masses over the weekend 1st & 2nd February

Prayer to Saint Blaise

O glorious Saint Blaise, who by thy martyrdom didst leave to the Church a precious witness to the faith, obtain for us the grace to preserve within ourselves this divine gift, and to defend, without human respect, both by word and example, the truth of that same faith, which is so wickedly attacked

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Candlemas Day – 2nd February

It is the time of year when people traditionally had candles blessed for use in their home or donated candles for church use. If anyone wishes to have candles blessed or donate candles please leave them in the sacristy of your local church. Candles will be blessed at all masses next weekend.