Lent is our time of preparation.
During these 40 days, we ponder what it means to “give up, take up and lift up.” Using the spiritual practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving, we deepen our relationship with Christ and discern where God is working in our lives.
Resources for 2018
Stations of the Cross - We have new audio recordings of the Stations of the Cross and a prayer guide that you can download to follow along.
How to Make a Good Confession Infographic - Includes illustrated steps on how to make a good confession and simple explanations of the Examination of Conscience and Act of Contrition. It's a great resource for parents to use with their children.
Take a Lenten Journey with us. Using the Sunday Scripture Readings and a key theme or symbol found in them you are invited to grow in discipleship and your relationship with God this Lent. You are welcome to use the weekly suggestions or to develop personal ways to integrate the themes into your daily life.
Lenten Litany on Fasting and Feasting - Read this litany for an interesting perspective on fasting and feasting. It may give you some ideas as you consider your Lenten choices.
Pope Francis' Message for Lent 2018:
"Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold." (Mt 24:12)
You may be prepared for Lent, but it doesn't hurt to brush up on your knowledge! This short quiz from Our Sunday Visitor has questions ranging from Mass all the way to your favorite Lenten snacks. It won't take 40 days and 40 nights, so why not give it a try? Take the quiz.
Rite of Election - February 18th
Lenten Day of Prayer for Pastoral Ministers - February 27th
Men of St. Joseph Mass & Breakfast - March 17th
Diocesan Day of Reconciliation - March 26th
Chrism Mass - March 27th