Lent begins February 22nd


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.

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

Scroll below for many helpful resources available to enrich your Lenten season!

Ash Wednesday is 46 days before Easter Sunday and one of the most widely observed holy days on the liturgical calendar. Read more about Ash Wednesday
Click here to watch What is Ash Wednesday?

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered Saturdays from 4:00 – 4:40. Confessional is location inside the main church, and always by appointment by calling the parish office. Please note there are no confessions during Holy Week.

Offered each Friday at 5:30 pm in the main church.  Virtual stations are also available using the links below.

Click for recorded Stations with Fr. Don Cambe.
Stations of the Cross booklet

Resources to Live and Love Lent!


Set to release on Ash Wednesday, this free, 7-week series will accompany you on your Lenten journey. Time and again, the people of God are called to ‘be courageous’ and ‘be not afraid.’ Yet, we live in a time where fear seems to guide our very existence. Click here to sign up for this exciting series to follow Jesus into the wilderness this Lent.

Lenten Resource Guide

The Lent and Easter seasons mark the holiest times of the year and a time of preparation. This Lent resource guide from Catholic Link is designed to provide Catholics with the books, videos, apps, and programs to help make the most of the 40 day of Lent.  Click here for the Catholic Link Resource Guide.

Praying Lent

Lent provides us with an opportunity to reflect upon our patterns, to pray more deeply, experience sorrow for what we’ve done and failed to do. Creighton University offers a variety of helpful resources to help our Lenten journey. Find articles, reflections, audio retreats and more. Click here to visit the Praying Lent website.

25 Great Things!

Like exercise we do for our physical health — Lenten preparation is meant to improve our spiritual well-being by stripping away all that is unnecessary and becoming more mindful of how God is working in our lives. Challenge yourself this year, and go beyond the usual practice of “giving up” something. Click here for 25 Great Things You Can Do for Lent.

My Daily Visitor

Reflect, pray, and live this Lenten season with My Daily Visitor. This handy resource helps you to begin each day with quick and easy Scripture-focused reflection, prayer, and achievable actions to make the most of Lent.

Click here to sign up for daily reflections.

The Prodigal Father

Are you ready to grow in your prayer life? To experience God like never before? This FREE program, featuring 40 Days of Prayer for Lent with Fr. Michael Denk will personally guide you each step of the way. , Advent or anytime in-between will help you to grow your personal relationship with God. Click here to sign up.

Almsgiving with CRS

Participate in CRS Rice Bowl, a faith-in-action program that invites us to encounter the needs of the world. Rice bowls available in the narthex and will be collected after Easter or Give online this year at CRS.org

Resources at St. Mary

Prayerfully journey through Lent with meaningful reflections on the daily Mass readings. The insightful meditations of Not by Bread Alone can deepen your experience of this season of prayer. Find this booklet and many other Lenten resources offered at the Lent table in the parish narthex.

Lent FAQ

Want to know the answers to frequently asked questions about the Lenten season? Joe Paprocki, National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, provides simple answers to frequently asked questions about Lent. Click here to watch the vidieo Frequently Asked Questions about Lent.

40 Songs for 40 Days

40 Songs for 40 Days is a beautiful Lenten playlist created by Steubenville Conferences. It’s an amazing list of 40 contemporary songs to help guide your prayer time this Lent. There is a direct link to Spotify so the work is done for you! Click here to access on Spotify.

Lent in 3 Minutes

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

Discover the Real You!

Every time you collaborate with God to create a Holy Moment…the real you emerges. Most people live and die without even scratching the surface of their potential. Don’t let that be your story! Let Holy Moments reveal what the real you can do. Click here to sign up for Best Lent Ever.

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.

Living Lent Daily

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.

Bellarmine Retreat House

A weekend retreat at Bellarmine is a special time to invite silence into your soul and to rest in quiet communion with God. A variety of retreat options are available for men, women and teens. Click here  to visit the Bellarmine retreat house website for retreat dates.

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