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24 Hours for the Lord: a Lenten initiative of prayer and reconciliation

Parish Church will be open from 5 pm on March 17 to 4:30 pm on March 18

The "24 Hours for the Lord," a Lenten initiative of prayer and reconciliation instituted by Pope Francis, will be held on March 17 and 18. As in previous years, the initiative is celebrated in dioceses and parishes around the world on the eve of the Fourth Sunday of Lent, with the aim of preparing for the Easter Resurrection. The churches will remain open for a whole day, offering the faithful and pilgrims the opportunity for a moment of adoration and confession.

Leça da Palmeira will not be an exception, so the Parish Church will be open from 5pm on the 17th until 4:30pm on the 18th. Between 12h00 and 14h30 of the 18th, the "24 hours for the Lord" will take place in the Santa Ana Chapel, for schedule reasons, returning again to the church after 15h00.

The moments of prayer and reflection will be assured by the elements of the different parish groups.

During the two days, two Eucharistic celebrations will be held, the first at 7pm on the 17th and the second at the close of the 18th, at 4:30pm.

The Dicastery for Evangelization has published a pastoral aid with proposals for personal prayer and community celebration. The document is available at this link:

Parish Hall Bar open 24 hours

Thinking of those who will participate in this long day and as a way of raising funds for World Youth Day, the Parish Organizing Committee (COP) of Leça da Palmeira, will keep the Parish Hall Bar open for those who want a hot drink or something to eat.

24 Hours for the Lord


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