Lenten Station Mass

Under the auspices of Pope Gregory the Great (590-604), the Station Mass was conceived as a daily pilgrimage following the footsteps of the Saints and Martyrs.

 Pilgrims would travel by foot and visit forty churches throughout Rome. At each ‘station’ stop they would perform penitential exercises and  celebrate Mass. This act of pilgrimage and worship mirrored Jesus as he entered the desert and fast for forty days and forty nights. This missionary preparation of Out Lord, Jesus is the backdrop to the forty days of Lent we know today.

 Bishop David will preside at Mass around our diocese during Lent and all are welcome to join in this Lenten practice.