Friday Adoration & Stations of the Cross
CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
Confession Times - Suspended Until Further Notice
See below for a 2020 Lent Calendar, a two-page reflection for each week, lectio divina, and other resources!
During Lent, we are asked to devote ourselves to seeking the Lord in prayer and reading Scripture, to service by giving alms, and to sacrifice self-control through fasting. Many know of the tradition of abstaining from meat on Fridays during Lent, but we are also called to practice self-discipline and fast in other ways throughout the season. Contemplate the meaning and origins of the Lenten fasting tradition. In addition, the giving of alms is one way to share God's gifts—not only through the distribution of money, but through the sharing of our time and talents. As St. John Chrysostom reminds us: "Not to enable the poor to share in our goods is to steal from them and deprive them of life. The goods we possess are not ours, but theirs." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2446).
In Lent, the baptized are called to renew their baptismal commitment as others prepare to be baptized through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, a period of learning and discernment for individuals who have declared their desire to become Catholics.
The key to fruitful observance of these practices is to recognize their link to baptismal renewal. We are called not just to abstain from sin during Lent, but to true conversion of our hearts and minds as followers of Christ. We recall those waters in which we were baptized into Christ's death, died to sin and evil, and began new life in Christ.
Here, you will find a variety of suggestions and resources below to help you "raise up," "sacrifice," and "offer" during this Lent and to embrace your baptismal commitment. They are a wonderful way to focus on prayer and the Word of God!
Catholics are also encouraged to make going to confession a significant part of their spiritual lives during Lent. The U.S. Bishops' Guide on How to Go to Confession is available below.
- Lent 2020 Calendar.pdf
- A Reflection on Lenten Fasting.pdf
- Scriptural Way of the Cross.pdf
- How to Go to Confession.pdf
- 02-06 Ash Wednesday.pdf
- Ash Wed - Lectio Divina.pdf
- 03-01 1st Sun of Lent.pdf
- 1st Sun Lent - Lectio Divina.pdf
- 03-08 2nd Sun of Lent.pdf
- 2nd Sun Lent - Lectio Divina.pdf
- 03-15 3rd Sun of Lent.pdf
- 3rd Sun Lent - Lectio Divina.pdf
- 03-22 4th Sun of Lent.pdf
- 4th Sun Lent - Lectio Divina.pdf
- 03-29 5th Sun of Lent.pdf
- 5th Sun Lent - Lectio Divina.pdf
- 04-05 Palm Sunday.pdf
- Palm Sun - Lectio Divina.pdf