Lent begins March 6th

People often don’t look forward to Lent. Words like “sacrifice,” “discipline,” and “self-denial” are often used in ways that suggest that Lent is something to be endured rather than a time of grace and spiritual growth. Imagine for a minute that this Lent is going to be different than any other Lent. Imagine that God wants to transform our lives and that something wonderful is about to happen! With an openness to God’s grace and a desire to receive it, Lent will no longer feel like a burden, but rather a blessing. Below are some ideas and resources to open your heart and bring you closer to God this Lenten season.

Read more at Loyola Press  – Lent Through the Lens of Grace

Lent Frequently Asked Questions by Joe Paprocki

Events and Dates

Ash Wednesday is 46 days before Easter Sunday and one of the most widely observed holy days on the liturgical calendar. Click here for more on Ash Wednesday.

Missed the 2019 Parish Mission? Listen Below!

All parish children ages 10 and younger are invited to the Youth Ministry Easter Egg Hunt. Saturday, April 20th at 9:45 a.m. following the blessing of baskets. Click here for flyer.

Make changes this Lent to be better stewards of God’s Creation with the Lenten Fast Challenge. Take these small steps at home to have a positive impact on the environment. Click here for more information.

Stations of the Cross is a devotion that offers witness to Jesus’ Passion and Death. Use all senses to reflect prayerfully upon Jesus’ suffering, Death, and Resurrection, and on Christ’s great love for us. Offered each Friday at 6pm.

Participate in CRS Rice Bowl, a faith-in-action program that invites us to encounter the needs of the world. Read the CRS Letter of Invitation. Rice bowls available in the narthex and will be collected after Easter.

Lenten Resources

Use the links below for resources available online to enrich your season of Lent. There are also printed resources available at the kiosk in the parish narthex.

Living Lent Daily Reflections

This e-mail series delivers daily reflections based on the Scriptures of Lent, to prepare your heart for a new journey to Easter. The messages also include suggestions for further exploration of Lenten themes through additional online articles and prayers. Click here to receive the daily e-mails.

Lent in 3 Minutes with Busted Halo

What is Lent all about? Why do Christians receive ashes on Ash Wednesday? Why 40 days? Busted Halo explains the significance of this season of prayer, fasting, and giving, and how you can make the most of this time of repentance and renewal. Watch the Busted Halo video Lent in 3 Minutes

7 Ways to Practice Lent

Return to God this Lent with your whole heart, and you will find him gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and rich in kindness. 7 Ways to Practice Lent explores seven Lenten practices and offers background on each tradition and coordinating activities. Download free eBook.

Genesis to Jesus Daily Scripture

Watch the Bible come alive with HD video and professional videography. The story of salvation history is finally being told the way it deserves in this daily Scripture series by Dr. Scott Hahn

Your Guide to a Catholic Lent

Lent is the forty-day liturgical season of fasting, special prayer and almsgiving in preparation for Easter. Take a look at these ideas from Our Sunday Visitor for a more spiritual Lenten season.

An Ignatian Prayer Adventure

Join a flexible experience of daily prayer and reflection. Choose to commit to a regular period of prayer each day, or start with only one day a week. Use as much or as little of the material as helps you in your Ignatian adventure.

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