Szombathelyi Egyházmegye

Lent has begun


Lent has begunThe 10th of February was Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lent.  Christian faithful prepare with this 40 days period for the feast of Easter, Jesus' resurrection.


Lent has begun„Station Masses” started in Szombathely during the Lent period.

 Every Wednesday and Friday, believers gather early morning in one of the Catholic churches to celebrate the Holy Mass and to start the day with a common prayer.

Bishop András Veres leads these ceremonies. The first mass was held on Ash Wednesday in the new church of Olad. Divine mercy is at the center if the Bishops’ speeches. His Excellency quoted the words of Pope Francis: these days we need to understand and practice divine mercy. Mercy is the essence of the Christian life and it is important to put it into practice. The goal of this year is to wonder at the infinite mercy of God revealed to the people. If we keep on wondering at His mercy, then, we, ourselves have the chance to practice His divine mercy.