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The Lenten Collection of Caritas Finland supports young leaders to defend environment and human rights in Myanmar. Young women and men are encouraged to act for sustainable living and human rights in their own communities. Strengthening the local civil society is important especially now, when human rights and freedoms are threatened by the recent military coup. You can donate via Caritas Finland website, directly to Caritas bank account or to the donation box in the church.

The Holy Mass and other events can be attended only by registering in advance for a maximum of 20 people. The use of a face mask is mandatory.

The Mass in Hyvinkää scheduled on Saturday, the 27th of February has been cancelled.

We invite children from 5 to 8 years old to a Sunday school in Finnish. The meeting will take place on the next Sunday, 28.2 at 10 am in the parish hall. There will be the Holy Mass in Finnish for children at 11.30 am.

We will celebrate the Stations of the Cross in English on Sunday at 5.30 pm.

The time of Lent begins on the next Wednesday, 17.2, which is the Ash Wednesday. Lent is a time of our conversion and preparation for Easter. The best way of our spiritual renewal is to receive sacraments of confession and Eucharist, prayer, fast and charity work.

Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59 are obliged to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Fasting means partaking of only one full meal and of two light meals. In addition, all Catholics 14 years old and older must abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. There will be Holy Mass in Finnish on the Ash Wednesday at 8 am. The evening Mass on the Ash Wednesday will be celebrated without the presence of the faithful due to recording of the Mass by the television. All reservations for this Mass are cancelled. We will raise fund during the Lent to help the poor.

We will celebrate the Stations of the Cross in English on Sundays at 5.30 pm.

There will be an adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on the next Saturday 20.2 at 3.30 pm as the continuation of the “Encounter with Jesus” program.

The commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes and the World Day of the Sick will be celebrated on the next Thursday, 11th of February. Our sick parishioners can inform us that they are willing to receive the anointment of the sick during the Mass at 6 pm on Thursday or at home. The anointment of the sick is a healing sacrament in which God bestows on us all what we need physically and spiritually to overcome illness and suffering. The anointment of the sick is recommended before surgery, for those suffering from chronic illnesses, for elderly.

The evening Mass on the Ash Wednesday will be celebrated without the presence of the faithful due to recording of the Mass by the television. All reservations for this Mass are cancelled.

We celebrate ‘The Sunday of the Word of God’ instituted by Pope Francis on the 24th of January. The Sunday of the Word of God is meant to help people reawaken an awareness of the importance of Sacred Scripture for our lives as believers, beginning with its resonance in the liturgy which places us in living and permanent dialogue with God. With regard to those who proclaim the Word of God in the assembly – priests, deacons and lectors – there is a need of “specific interior and exterior preparation, familiarity with the text to be proclaimed and the necessary practice in the way of proclaiming it”.

A week of prayers for the unity of Christians ends on Monday, 25th of January. Let us remember to pray for the unity of Christians. The Finnish Ecumenical Council needs our financial support; we can put our donations into a box at the back of the church on your right during the week of prayers.

The feast of the conversion of St. Paul will be celebrated on Monday, 25th of January.

There will be Mass in German on the next Sunday, 31.1, at 2.30 pm.

A week of prayers for the unity of Christians begins on Monday, 18th of January. More information on the website ekumenia.fi. Let us remember to pray for the unity of Christians. The Finnish Ecumenical Council needs our financial support; we can put our donations into a box at the back of the church on your right during the week of prayers.

The feast of St. Henry, patron saint of our diocese and Finland, will be celebrated on Tuesday 19th of January.

There will be an Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with prayers in English on the next Saturday, 23.1, from 3.30 pm till 5 pm as the continuation of the Bible Conference “Encounter with Jesus”.

We invite children from 5 to 8 years old to a Sunday school in Finnish. The meeting will take place on the next Sunday, 24.1 at 10 am in the parish hall. There will be the Holy Mass in Finnish for children at 11.30 am.

The Mass in Hyvinkää scheduled on the 23rd of January has been cancelled.

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