“Brothers and sisters in Christ, since early days Christians have observed with great devotion the time of our Lord’s passion and resurrection and prepared for this by a season of penitence and fasting. By carefully keeping these days, Christians take to heart the call to repentance and the assurance of forgiveness proclaimed in the gospel, and so grow in faith and in devotion to our Lord. I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy word.” — Liturgy of Ash Wednesday
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (February 26) and traditionally commemorates the 40 days Christ spent in the Wilderness as a season of penitence until Holy Week and Easter.
A programme of activities offered for this period can be found in the downloadable flyer here: LENT 2020