Lenten Evening Prayer 2021
Rebuild my Church - produced by the Office for Worship Adelaide
As we emerge from the experience of COVID-19 and the restrictions that it placed on our liturgical celebrations, we look forward to the Church being in a new situation in 2021. It will be a time for rebuilding, a time for reaching out in solidarity to those who have suffered, a time for strengthening the bonds of unity that already exist.
Archbishop O’Regan invites us to focus more on the local parish community as we journey through Lent to the high point of the Church’s year at Easter, and offers us a model of weekly Evening Prayer that will, for 2021, replace the Lenten Stational Masses of previous years. The Lenten prayer has been entitled ’Rebuild my Church’.
On the Wednesdays of Lent, Evening Prayer will be celebrated at 7pm in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral in the Adelaide CBD. Ideally, all parishes within the Adelaide Archdiocese would pray Evening Prayer on the same day each week, so that across the Archdiocese there would be a wave of prayer leading us to a new moment from COVID-19 towards the Plenary Council that will be held later in the year. Please contact your local parish for details on when they will be holding the Lenten Prayer.
The Lenten Evening Prayer flip booklet is available below (click on image) - there is also a link to an Italian and Swahili version - links below.
For more information please visit Office for Worship website - click here.