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Lent

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 2019

Lent StationsOfTheCross 2018Stations of the Cross - We have audio recordings of the Stations of the Cross and a prayer guide that you can download to follow along.

Lent Confession 2018How 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.

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Take a Lenten Journey with us. The Sunday Readings and Bishop Libasci’s Pastoral Letter, “A Call to Hope, A Call to Act” (January 16, 2019) will frame our Lenten Reflections this year. Each week a portion of the pastoral letter, coupled with one of the Sunday Readings, will serve as the basis for further reflection, daily prayer and acts of charity. Opening ourselves to the merciful love of God the Father, to the hope that is Christ and to the presence of the Holy Spirit will empower us to witness more clearly and consistently to our Catholic faith and to be a sure sign of hope to our world.

Lent LentenFasting 2018Lenten 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.

2019CalendarDaily Inspiration for Your Lenten Journey - Download this calendar in English or en Español

Lenten and Easter Guidelines

Lent Pope 2018Message from the Holy Father

Read the message of His Holiness Pope Francis for Lent 2019 

Events

Rite of Election - March 10th

Men of St. Joseph Mass & Breakfast - March 16th

Lenten Morning of Reflection Breakfast for Catholic Women - April 6th

Diocesan Day of Reconciliation - April 15th

Chrism Mass - April 16th

Holy Week Events