As the Holy Season of Lent approaches our minds turn to the journey of encounter and change that we make as we prepare to enter into the mystery of Christ’s Passion, Death and Resurrection at Holy Week.
One of the popular Lenten exercises within the Archdiocese in the past year was the weekly Lenten Lunch at the Cornerstone. The lunches took place each Friday of Lent, with the exception of Good Friday. People from around the diocese gathered at the Cornerstone for a soup lunch and a talk delivered by a guest speaker that opened up the mysteries of God’s Word for us in the following Sunday Mass readings.
The event has proved very popular and we are pleased to announce that it will run once again this Lent. Each Friday, Fr. Tim McGrath, parish priest of Bridgend, will use his expert knowledge of the Scriptures to lead us into the weekend ahead.
Lunch is provided by the Cornerstone Catering Team on a donation basis. This year the Archbishop has decided that the donations will be put towards the Archdiocesan Syrian Refugee programme. The Diocese has already provided shelter to a number of Syrian Refugee families and plans to utilise more of its assets over the year ahead to house more. Donations to the programme may be made directly to Archbishops House with cheques made payable to ‘Archdiocese of Cardiff’ and marked ‘Syrian Refugee Programme’ on the reverse. They may then be posted to the Finance Department, Archbishop’s House, 41-43 Cathedral Road, CF11 9HD.
The weekly lunches and talk will follow the 12:45 Mass at Cardiff Cathedral, the Metropolitan Cathedral Church of St. David, Charles Street Cardiff. The events will begin at 1:30pm. They will begin the Friday following Ash Wednesday (16th February 2018). No booking required.