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 2020
Stations of the Cross - We have 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. Throughout the season of Lent brief reflections on the Sunday readings and a variety of resources will be posted on the diocesan website. You are invited to enter into prayer, do acts of mercy and fast in union with other disciples of Jesus Christ – as a family, a household, a parish, a community, a diocese and a universal Church. Together let us recommit ourselves to doing justice, loving tenderly and walking humbly with our God (Micah 6:8).
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.
Read the Holy Father's 2020 Lenten Message - “We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God” (2 Cor 5:20)
Watch Bishop Libasci's Video Lenten Series where he reflects on the Sunday Gospel for each Week of Lent.
Daily Inspiration for Your Lenten Journey - Download this calendar from the USCCB
Rite of Election - March 1st
Men of St. Joseph Mass & Breakfast - March 21st
Diocesan Day of Reconciliation - April 6th
Chrism Mass - April 7th