LENT and preparations for Easter continue to dominate the bishops' engagements for the coming week. Bishop Crispian flak of Portsmouth visits several of his deane!ies to celebrate Lenten masses — on Tuesday in Southampton, on Wednesday in Kennet Valley, on Thursday in Fareharn and on Friday in Reading.
Bishop Daniel Mullins of Menevia has a Lenten deanery station mass at St Joseph's, Port Talbot, on Wednesday evening, and on Saturday midday at St David's Priory church.
Bishop Joseph Gray of Shrewsbury attends a Lenten deanery meeting at his cathedral on Tuesday evening, and the next day a similar event for St John Plessington deanery at New Ferry.
Bishop Alan Clark of East Anglia takes to the airwaves when on Thursday evening he takes part in Radio Cambridgeshire's Lent course.
Other bishops take time out from Lenten preparations to keep up their ministry to national Catholic bodies and other organisations. Bishop John Crowley, auxiliary in Westminster, speaks to the Union of Catholic Mothers AGM at Westminster Cathedral Con f er en ce Centre on Wednesday evening.
Bishop Patrick Kelly of Salford attends the National Justice and Peace Commission meeting on Thursday.