Lent is a time when Catholics prepare for Easter, the coming and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is a time of repentance, fasting, preparation, and reflection. During these 40 days, Catholics are called to fast, pray, and give. Catholics usually fast and abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and on Fridays. In addition, they are called to increase their prayer life, and also give something up or do something extra during these 40 days to commemorate Jesus' suffering before his death. Not sure what to do for Lent? Here are some ideas. Give something up - like using non-recyclables, eating sweets, meat, or other foods, soda, alcohol, watching Netflix, using social media, or taking the elevator. Do something - like donating 40 things during the 40 days, writing a letter to someone every day, complimenting someone every day, adding more to your prayer life (like the Rosary), or listening only to Christian music.
Here are a few ways you can further engage in prayer and community during the Lenten season:
Check out our full liturgy schedule to see the daily and weekly Mass times.
Reconciliation and Rosary
Reconciliation is available before the 12:10 weekday daily Masses. There will be a Reconciliation Prayer Service on Tuesday, 4/16 from 7:30-8:00pm in the Chapel. Also during Lent, a Rosary prayer will follow each of the daily Masses. All are welcome and rosaries will be available!
Join us in the Chapel at 8pm for a special prayer on three Mondays during the Lenten season. The dates are 3/25 (Stations of the Cross), 4/1, and 4/8.
Online Lenten Resources
There are many online Lenten resources, so here are a few of our favorite Jesuit/Ignatian ones: