Lent 2023


Thursday 2nd March: The first night of our Lenten talk series which
will continue Thursdays through March at 7.30pm.

These talks will be in the Church and will be available to view on the webcam

 Each evening will begin with prayer and song.
 A different speaker and topic each week.
 An opportunity for discussion in small groups.
 Concluding with night prayer.

Night Prayer


V./ O God, come to our aid.

R./ O Lord, make haste to help us.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.


For what do I give thanks to the Lord for this day?


Lord have mercy

For what do I ask pardon of the Lord for theis Day?


Christ have mercy

What graces do I ask of the Lord for this day?


Lord have mercy

V./ May Almighty God have Mercy on us, forgive us all our sins, and may He free us from all evil, keep us safe and strengthen us in every good work, and bring us to eternal life.

R./ Amen.


Now thank we all our God,

With heart and hands and voices,

Who wondrous things hath done,

In whom his world rejoices;

Who from our mother’s arms

Hath blessed us on our way

With countless gifts of love,

And still is ours today.


O may this bounteous God

Through all our life be near us,

With ever joyful hearts

And blessed peace to cheer us;

And keep us in his grace,

And guide us when perplexed,

And free us from all ills

In this world and the next.


All praise and thanks to God

The Father now be given,

The Son, and him who reigns

With them in highest heaven

The one eternal God,

Whom earth and heaven adore;

For thus it was, is now,

And shall be evermore.



Ant. My body shall rest in safety.

Psalm 15 (16)

Preserve me, God, I take refuge in you.
I say to you Lord “You are my God.
My happiness lies in you alone.”

You have put into my heart a marvelous love
for the faithful ones who dwell in your land.
Those who choose other gods increase their sorrows.
Never will I offer their offerings of blood.
Never will I take their name upon my lips.

O Lord, it is you who are my portion and cup,
it is you yourself who are my prize.
The lot marked out for me is my delight,
welcome indeed the heritage that falls to me!

I will bless the Lord who gives me counsel,
who even at night directs my heart.
I keep the Lord ever in my sight:
since he is at my right hand, I shall stand firm.

And so my heart rejoices, my soul is glad;
even my body shall rest in safety.
For you will not leave my soul among the dead,
nor let your beloved know decay.

You will show me the path of life,
the fullness of joy in your presence,
at your right hand happiness for ever. (Glory be…)

Ant. My body shall rest in safety.


I Th 5:23

May the God who gives us peace make you completely his, and keep your whole being, spirit, soul, and body, free from all fault, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.


R: Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit. Repeat.

V: You have redeemed us, Lord God of truth.

R: Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

R: Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit.

Ant. Save us, Lord, while we are awake; protect us while we sleep; that we may keep watch with Christ and rest with him in peace.

NUNC DIMITTIS:    Canticle: Luke 2: 29-32

Ant. Save us, Lord, while we are awake; protect us while we sleep; that we may keep watch with Christ and rest with him in peace.

At last, all-powerful Master, you give leave to your servant to go in peace, according to your promise.

For my eyes have seen your salvation
Which you have prepared for all nations,
the light to enlighten the Gentiles
and give glory to Israel, your people. (Glory be…)


Lord our God,

restore us again by the repose of sleep

after the fatigue of our daily work:

so that, continually renewed by your help,

we may serve you in body and soul.

Through Christ our Lord.

R./ Amen.



Salve, Regina, mater misericordiae:
Vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve.
Ad te clamamus, exsules, filii Hevae.
Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes
in hac lacrimarum valle.
Eia ergo, Advocata nostra,
illos tuos misericordes oculos
ad nos converte.
Et Iesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui,
nobis, post hoc exsilium ostende.
O clemens: O pia: O dulcis
Virgo Maria.