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. We are preparing ourselves for Christ's ultimate sacrifice and for many it is a humbling time that serves as a reminder to cut out the noise and go back to the basics of what's important in our lives. 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.
Join our community to engage in prayer and community during the Lenten season.
During Lent 2022, Campus Ministry will offer Mass each Sunday at 11am, 5pm, 7:30pm and 10pm. Daily Masses with Reconciliation will be at 12:10pm, with Reconciliation beforehand. For Holy Week, we will offer Palm Sunday Masses on the regular Mass Schedule and Easter Sunday Mass at 11am only. For any other Holy Week Liturgies, we encourage community members to attend the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, a short 15 minute walk up Charles Street: Cathedral of Mary Our Queen.
During the Lenten Season 2022, we will offer weekly Devotions: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament / Silent Prayer & Meditation, Candlelight Rosary, Stations of the Cross, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament / Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Weds. March 16th at 7:15pm: Candlelight Rosary
Thurs. Mar. 17 at 9-9:30pm: Adoration
Fri. Mar. 18 at 3:15pm: Stations of the Cross
Mon. March 21st at 7:15pm: Stations of the Cross
Thurs. Mar. 24th from 9-9:30pm: Adoration
Fri. Mar. 25th at 3:15pm: Stations of the Cross
Weds. March 30th at 7:15pm: Candlelight Rosary in the Chapel
Thurs. Mar. 31st from 9-9:30pm: Adoration
Fri. Apr. 1 at 3:15pm: Stations of the Cross
Weds. April 6th at 7:15pm: Bilingual Via Crucis/Stations of the Cross
Thurs. Apr. 7th from 9-9:30pm: Adoration
Fri. Apr. 8 at 3:15pm: Stations of the Cross (TBD location)
Online Lenten Resources
There are many online Lenten resources, so here are a few of our favorite Jesuit/Ignatian ones: