They began with a Mass on Tuesday February 28 at St Peter and All Souls Peterborough. Our Lady and the English Martyrs in Cambridge followed on Thursday March 2; then Holy Family King’s Lynn on Tuesday March 7.
Yesterday (March 9) Bishop Peter was celebrating Mass at St Mary’s Ipswich . He now goes to St Edmunds in Bury St Edmunds on Tuesday March 14; Our Lady Star of the Sea Lowestoft for the Coastal Deanery on Thursday March 16 and finally St John’s Cathedral in Norwich on Tuesday March 21.
He writes: “Our deanery Lenten Masses provide an opportunity for us to enhance our diocesan communion and to deepen our allegiance to Christ the Suffering Servant.
“I rejoice to see the established pattern of Eucharistic Adoration being coupled with the provision of an opportunity for the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation in each location. My thanks to Rural Deans for arranging these celebrations as we all undertake the great pilgrimage towards Holy Week and the Sacred Triduum.”
The events follow a regular format for each deanery which he visits, with Exposition and Confession at 6pm, Mass at 7pm and Supper at 8pm.
Pictured above is Bishop Peter Collins celebrating the Lenten Station Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption and the English Martyrs in Cambridge. Picture by Douwin Andre.