Charity registration No. SC002876   Sunday February 10th. 2013 Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Main Menu Masses on Ash Wednesday Roy Bridge 10 a.m. Spean Bridge 7.30 p.m. Ash Wednesday a day of fasting and abstinence The old meaning of the word Lent is Spring. We hope with the worst of winter behind us, we can now start looking forward to the coming of Spring and new life appearing in our gardens and countryside once.—a time of joy! In the winter months, everything seemed so dead in the world, yet, under the influence of the warmth of the sun, snowdrops are already out, and the daffodils will herald the coming of Easter on March 31st., followed by the leaves on the trees and the various bushes slowly blossoming—until the whole kaleidoscope of nature in all its beauty is bursting forth. It is so marvellous what the power of God can do in nature, but he can achieve much more in our own souls with the power of his grace, and help renew our lives during Lent to know the joy of serving and loving him with greater fervour. Lent is a time of great grace to alter our lives Lent need not be dreary If Lent means Springtime, then far from being a sad and dreary period of six weeks, it is a time when we can renew both our spiritual and physical health and rejoice with Christ at his resurrection! All that is required is our own sincere effort during the next six weeks and a desire to change the things in our life that we always intended to change. With the help of God’s grace, we can achieve this.  Let’s go for it!  (see page 4)