"THE GLORY OF THESE FORTY DAYS, WE CELEBRATE WITH SONGS OF PRAISE"
St Gregory the Great wrote those words in one of his hymns; they surprise us, because we equate Lent with gloom and the rigours of self denial and penance. The derivation of the word "Lent" is taken from the Latin word for "spring". It is a time of growth, of prayer, of drawing closer to Our Lord.
Use the time and opportunity well: "That with thee we may appear At the eternal Eastertide"
The Catholic Church of Our Lady and St Kenelm Siviter Street, Halesowen, West Midlands B63 3JU Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Bruce Dutson The Presbytery, 22 Cobham Road, Halesowen, West Midlands B63 3JZ Telephone 0121 602 1972 Email firstname.lastname@example.org