Lent is a 40 day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday. It's a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord's Resurrection at Easter. During Lent, we seek the Lord in prayer by reading Sacred Scripture; we serve by giving alms; and we practice self-control through fasting. We are called not only to abstain from luxuries during Lent, but to a true inner conversion of heart as we seek to follow Christ's will more faithfully. We recall the waters of baptism in which we were also baptized into Christ's death, died to sin and evil, and began new life in Christ.
Ideas for entering into the Season and preparing your heart for Easter!
- Create a Lenten Calendar to display in your home and create a prayer space
- Pick up a RICE Bowl to collect money for the poor and needy. Visit www.crsricebowl.org
- Find more time in Silence and meditative prayer, just “being” with the Lord.
- Stations of the Cross: Friday’s @ 7:00pm in the Cathedral. Soup Supper @ 6pm in St. Joseph’s Hall
- Consider doing a Holy Hour each week. Adoration is on Thursday’s @ Cathedral 9-6pm
- Try going to Daily Mass a few times if you don’t typically go to mass other than Sunday. Daily mass times at the Cathedral include: Mondays @ 5:30pm and Tuesday- Saturday @ 7:30am.
- Choose a daily Lenten Devotional – See our Website for prayer resources and ideas
- Think of a daily Penance to do during Advent ( No coffee, No eating out, No TV, only religious Music…etc)
Lenten Prayer Practices
Stations of the Cross
Seven Sorrows Rosary
10 Things to Remember During Lent
Resources for Families
Lenten Activity Ideas for Families
Additional Resources from the Archdiocese