Prayer Opportunities during Lent
Prayer is central to the Christian experience...Growing in character and virtue, learning to hear the voice of God in our lives, and walking where he calls us all require the discipline of prayer.
If you want to know God, and if you want to know yourself, pray. Talk to God. There are many different kinds of prayer (adoration, petition, intercession, thanksgiving), but in the end, prayer is simply conversation with God. - From Dynamic Catholic: Best Lent Ever
Visit our Mass Times page to view our daily and weekend Mass schedule. We also livestream one weekend Mass and archive the recording on our YouTube channel.
Reconciliation during Lent
Individual Confessions: Saturdays from 4:00-4:45 pm
- Stations of the Cross for Overcoming Racism on February 26 at 7 PM via Zoom.
- Lenten Book Discussion via zoom on Jesus Before Christianity. Meeting Wednesdays, February 24 and March 10 and 24 at 7:30 pm.
- In the Spirit of Taize, March 5 at 7:30 pm in Church. We are working to offer livestream as well.
- Family Lenten Book Discussion on "The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe"
- Contemplative Prayer: Saturday Morning at 8:30 am
- Faith Sharing Groups: Small groups meet at various times throughout Lent. Contact Mary Catherine Meek, Pastoral Associate, for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Weekly Bible Study at Ascension. Join via zoom from 9:00-11:00 am on Thursday mornings.
- The Scriptures of Lent/Spring with the Sisters of Providence. Gather virtually on Thursday evenings during Lent. Begins February 18. Attend one or all. More details and registration link.
- The Well Spirituality Center in LaGrange is offering a number of virtual opportunities throughout Lent. Visit https://csjthewell.org/ to learn more.
- Pastoral Migratoria offers a 40 days of Prayer, Fasting and Action for Immigration Reform 2021. This campaign provides the opportunity to share one’s faith through prayer, fasting and acts of mercy to raise awareness of the need for immigration reform. Participants sign up to commit to their choice of prayer, fasting and acts of mercy for one or several days. Participants are invited to join in a “Launch” prayer gathering via Zoom on Ash Wednesday, February 17th, and are invited to a weekly rosary on Wednesdays via Zoom for the duration of Lent. The result is a 40-day campaign involving people of good will to raise awareness and support for the immigrant community while joining ourselves ever deeper to the Paschal mystery of Jesus Christ. Check out this 2021 Lenten Calendar
National Catholic Men's Conference. Runs February 19-21. This conference is a FREE virtual event for Catholic men of all ages. Pray with men across the nation and hear from 30+ presenters with live and recorded presentations. There is something here for every man. Register at go.virtualcatholicconference.com/NCMC2021
- Praying Lent: An Online Ministry of Creighton University. This website offers multiple resources for reflection and prayer. There is something for everyone. Definitely take a look!
- A Heart Renewed: Lenten Prayer. Santa Clara University. Follow link to subscribe to a daily Lenten Reflection.
- Best Lent Ever: Your 40-day Journey of Amazing Possibilities. Dynamic Catholic.
- Blessed is She offers Set a Fire Lent Devotional Digital Download.
- Drawing God for Lent. The link provides Lenten resources that you can download for your children to draw and create.
- My Catholic Life: Lent Catholic Prayers and Reflections.
- Fasting, giving, praying: 25+ ideas for what kids & teens can do for Lent at https://teachingcatholickids.com/lent-ideas/
- Franciscan Media offers a range of digital or print devotionals. www.franciscanmedia.org/
- Restorative Justice in Light of the Lenten Gospels: A Five-Week Exploration with Catholic Mobilizing Network. https://catholicsmobilizing.org/lenten-series