Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 6. The Ash Wednesday Mass, with the distribution of ashes, begins at St Henry's Cathedral at 6 p.m.
Some Ideas for the Lenten Season
The Bishop’s Letter for Lent 2019
The Pope’s Lenten Message 2019
Lenten Collection: Give the Gift of Water
Caritas’ Lenten Collection supports improving water supply in the village of Jaruma, Bolivia.
You can give your donation in the Lenten Collection in the collection box by the main door to the Cathedral or by bank transfer directly into Caritas Finland's account using the reference number 2257: Danske Bank FI73 8000 1270 1545 04 or, using the same reference, via Caritas FInland's Mobile Pay using the number 95959.
Caritas Finland's Collection Permit: RA/2017/766 (2017-2019) and RA/2019/18 (2019-2022)
We wish everybody a blessed Lent!
See below for the programme for Holy Week at St Henry's Cathedral Parish. For a pdf version of the programme, please click here.
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.
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