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Parish Priest Contact Details
Priest: Fr Paul Chipchase
Address: Sacred Heart Of Jesus, 203, Park Road, Loughborough. LE11 2HJ
Telephone: 01509 219325
4th Sunday in Lent Mothering Sunday
What is Lent
|Lent for the year 2023 started on Wednesday, February 22nd and will end on Thursday, April 6 with evening mass on Holy Thursday.|
Lent is a Christian annual period that starts on Ash Wednesday lasting for 40 days (not Including Sundays) representing the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the wilderness. This 40 day period for Christians is a time to reflect, fast, and give penance in preparation for the resurrection of Christ Easter Sunday.
Is Lent 40 days
Lent for Christians starts on Ash Wednesday and ends on either the evening of Maundy Thursday or on sundown of Holy Saturday (day before Easter Sunday). However the practices of Lent do not end until sundown on Holy Saturday for all Christian denominations. So it is 44 days from Ash Wednesday to Maundy Thursday and another two days with Good Friday and Holy Saturday added to give a total of 46 days for Lent. But Sundays are excluded from fasting during Lent and with 6 Sundays removed from the count we get lent being a 40 day liturgical period.
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