The pilgrimage begins with Mass at St Henry's Cathedral at 9.30 a.m. After the Mass, a bus will leave for Hattula from outside the Cathedral. You can also join the pilgrimage at the bus stop by St Mary's Church (the bus 18 stop).
The celebration of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Hattula begins at 12.30. After participants have paid their respects to the cross and carried it around the church building, the local Lutheran parish of Hattula traditionally serves coffee to the pilgrims. We will be back in Helsinki after 3 p.m.
The return bus fare is €24. To sign up for the pilgrimage and ensure there is room for you in the bus, please contact the Parish Office.
The pilgrimage is arranged by the Lay Dominicans and Academicum Catholicum.
At the Studium Catholicum an Ash Wednesday Mass is celebrated at 12 noon.
The beginning of Lent also means that Caritas Finland’s Lenten Collection has begun. This year the collection helps victims of human trafficking and domestic violence in Moldova. You can read more about the collection on the Caritas Finland website at caritas.fi/lent and caritas.fi/news/lenten-action-moldova.
The Catholic Children's Club that was started in the autumn of 2014in Tikkurila, Vantaa, continues in the spring of 2015. Club meetings will be held at 16–18 every other week. The first two meetings, in January, are on Thursdays, the rest are on Wednesdays. The first club day is on Thursday, January 15. All the dates are available in the parish calendar as well as on the club's web page on Katolinen.
For more information about the club, please contact Juho Kyntäjä (firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 040-5176972). The main language of the club is Finnish, but Juho also speaks English,
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