The Season of Lent

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  • Keeping the time of Lent:  This page sets out the various opportunities that we have as a parish to keep the Lenten season of renewal.
  • Easter Mass Times: At the end of this document you will find the timetable for our celebration of the Easter Triduum.


Project Compassion     is a wonderful way to support Lent and is intimately linked to that other aspect of our Lenten tradition – that it is a time of self-denial when we remind ourselves of what is important and what is not important in life by letting go of what is unnecessary.   But we ‘let it go’ in order to share it:   what we give up, we give away (rather than saving it for later!).   During Lent our challenge is to channel what we let go or deny ourselves into those Project Compassion boxes or envelopes, thereby turning our Lenten penance into a means of life for those in need in the Third World.


Daily Lenten Meditations on your phone

Pray with Fr Joe Tetlow, SJ, in our Living Lent Daily  series for 2022: exploring the Examen and directing our attention to Jesus’ experience of the Passion. This is a wonderful way to experience Lent during this Ignatian Year.

The daily messages include suggestions for further exploration of Lenten themes through additional online articles and prayers.
Take time each day for Living Lent Daily, and prepare your heart for a new appreciation of the journey to Easter.
Sign up to receive the daily messages via e-mail from Ash Wednesday, March 2, 2022, through Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022. The messages will come from the Year in Our Church from Loyola Press:


Roseville – Lindfield – Killara Interchurch Fellowship
Lenten Ecumenical Services 2022

We are blessed that this year we will again be having three Lenten Ecumenical Services with our fellow Churches in our local area.  Please be part of this wonderful opportunity to build the bridges of Christian Unity during the Lenten season of renewal:

Tuesday 22nd March            7:45pm        
at Holy Family Catholic Church, Lindfield (please bring a plate)
Preacher: Rev. Yangrae Son

Tuesday 5th April                 7:45pm         
at Roseville Uniting Church  (5 Lord St, Roseville)
Preacher:  Rev. Colin Blayney

Please be there to help build our bonds as fellow disciples of the Lord.  On Tuesday 22nd March, when we are hosting, please bring a plate for supper if you can.


An online Lenten retreat led by Sr Antonia osb from the Benedictine Abbey at Jamberoo.

“This retreat is not about entering the murky waters of a fear-based compunction.  Rather it is about taking the step back to look honestly into our heart and soul and to courageously identify that which blocks our capacity to draw closer to God; it is to be prepared to feel the prick that will come with self-knowledge;  and it is to come to ourselves as we really are.”

We are offering the opportunity to take part in this Lenten retreat as a parish group (for which the Abbey will give us a per-person 50% discounted fee -  ie $125 for non-pensioners and $62.50 for pensioners).   There are 5 sessions to the retreat, spread over the weeks of Lent.

If we have sufficient numbers we could offer two weekly opportunities: Saturdays at 4:30pm or Thursdays at 7:30pm.  If numbers did not permit we’d just have the Saturday option.

As Lent is fast approaching I need to know very soon as to whether we have a quorum who would like to take part as a parish  online Lenten retreat.  If you would like to do so please let me know by next Sunday 27th February (; 94167195).

In these challenging times for us as a parish community this could be a wonderful opportunity for us  to ‘come together’ in prayerful reflection as we keep the time of Lent.   I hope that you might be able to take part.     

Fr Colin

If you wish to take part privately just go to:



* * *   T H E     E A S T E R     T R I D U U M   * * *

This year once again on Holy Thursday we will have a single celebration of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper and it will be in our church at Killara.  In this way on the night that Jesus gathered at table with his disciples for the Last Supper we too can gather as a parish at one altar.  We hope that everyone from both the Killara & Lindfield communities can come.   Likewise we will again have a single celebration of the Easter Vigil for the whole parish – which will be at Lindfield

HOLY THURSDAY       No morning Mass

                                  EVENING MASS OF THE LORD'S SUPPER:    7:30PM

                                      A combined Mass for the whole parish at our Killara church.

                                      After Mass, if you would like to remain or return later in the evening, there will be prayer before the Eucharist in the chapel of repose.

                                      This will conclude with Night Prayer, at 10:30pm (at the Altar of Repose). Please try to come for some of this vigil of prayer - to spend some time with the Lord 'in the garden of Gethsemane'.

GOOD   FRIDAY          No morning Mass

STATIONS OF THE CROSS:  10AM       at Killara

SOLEMN LITURGY OF THE LORD'S PASSION:   3:00PM   (in both of our churches)

HOLY SATURDAY       MORNING PRAYER:   10AM  (in Lindfield church)

                                      (Holy Saturday is traditionally a day of solemn vigil [and fast], of waiting for the resurrection. Mass & the sacraments are not celebrated on this day. However, to spend some of this vigil of prayer together, there will be MORNING PRAYER  at 10am.

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Since it is the principal celebration of the entire Church year we will have a single celebration of the Easter Vigil for the whole parish.   This will be celebrated in Holy Family Church at Lindfield and we hope that everyone from both the Killara and the Lindfield communities in the parish can come.

MASS OF THE EASTER VIGIL : THE CELEBRATION OF THE RESURRECTION:                                      7:30PM  on Holy Saturday :

A combined celebration for the whole parish in our Lindfield church.

This is the most important Mass in our Church's year and the principal Easter celebration. Please be there, rain, hail or shine!

The Easter Vigil will be followed by an Easter supper in the

Shirley Wallace Parish Centre above Lindfield church.   Please keep the time for this parish celebration free to continue the Easter celebration as a community.

EASTER SUNDAY        8:30am (Lindfield)          

                                      9:00am  (Killara)            

                                      10:15am  (Lindfield)

                                      (There is no Sunday  6pm Mass on Easter Sunday)