LENT MEANS SPRING TIME:

Lent is a preparation for the ascent to the holy mountain of Easter. Through its twofold theme of repentance and baptism, the season of Lent disposes both the catechumens and the faithful to celebrate the paschal mystery.

FASTING AND ABSTINENCE:

All Catholics 14 years and older should abstain from meat on the Fridays of Lent, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. All Catholics between ages 18 and 59, should fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
To fast means to eat only one full meal. Two smaller meals may also be taken for good health but together they should not equal a full meal. Eating between meals is not recommended; however, liquids including coffee, milk and fruit juices are allowed.

Readings and Commentary

Ash Wednesday

1 Lent year B

2 Lent Year B

3 Lent Year A

3 Lent Year B

4 Lent Year A

4 Lent Year B

5 Lent Year A

5 Lent Year B

Palm Sunday of the Lord Passion Year B

Music for the Season of Lent

Ashes (Tom Conry – YouTube)

Signed by Ashes (Kevin Keil – YouTube)

Now is the Acceptable Time (Barbara Bridge)

Psalm 51 (Eleazar Cortés)

On Eagle’s Wings (Michael Joncas) 

With the Lord  (T R Smith)

Psalm 22 My God, My God (Jeremy Young)

Lenten Gospel Acclamation (Michael Prendergast)

Open My Eyes (Jesse Manibusen)

Led by The Spirit (Bob Hurd – KINGSFOLD)

Beyond the Days (Ricky Manalo)

In These Days of Lenten Journey (Ricky Manalo)

Transfigure Us O Lord (Bob Hurd) 

Somebody’s Knocking At Your Door (Spiritual)

Hold Us in Your Mercy ( Gary Daigel)

Litany of Peace (Barbara Bridge) 

Litany for the Earth (Barbara Bridge) 

The King of Glory (KING OF GLORY) 

All Gory Laud and Honor (ST THEODULPH) 

Hosannah To The Son of David  (Tom Booth) 

 

 

 

 

Lent and Easter Schedule

Fridays, March 1, 8, 15 and 22, 6:00 pm Lenten Soup Night

Wednesday, March 20, 7:00 pm Lenten Penance Service (Bilingual)

March 24 Palm Sunday:
– 9:30 Mass with Palm Procession and Passion Mime (English)
– 12:30 pm Mass with Palm Procession and Passion (Spanish)

March 28 Holy Thursday, 7:00 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper with the Washing of the Feet (Bilingual)

March 29 Good Friday:
– 3:00 pm The Passion of the Lord in English
– 7:00 pm The Passion of the Lord in Spanish

March 30 Holy Saturday, 8:00 pm Easter Vigil (Bilingual)

March 31 Easter Sunday:
– 9:30 Mass in English
– 12:30 pm Mass in Spanish

Resources for Prayer and Reflection

2024-2-18 Homily Rachel Wheeler

Sojourners Verse and Voice: Each morning Sojourners will send a short verse, a justice quote, and prayer straight to your inbox. Each devotional is faith inspired and social justice themed. Need a Social Justice Devotional? | Sojourners

Praying Lent Creighton University: Praying Lent (creighton.edu)

Catholic Health Association: Lent and Easter Reflections (chausa.org)

Leaflet Missal: 40 Lent Prayers And Reflections To Inspire Yourself (leafletonline.com)

Center for Action and Contemplation: 2021 Daily Meditations — Center for Action and Contemplation (cac.org)

A Lent Where Black Lives Matter: A Lent Where #BlackLivesMatter: 10 Ideas for Black History Month and the White Church | David Roberts (patheos.com)

What is Ash Wednesday: Share Jesus Lent Video 3: What is Ash Wednesday? – Bing video

Fasting and Abstinence: FASTING AND ABSTINENCE: What is the Practice? – Catholic Precept #4 – Bing video

Lent Catholic Central Lent | Catholic Central – Bing video

What is Lent: What is Lent? – Bing video

Catholic Women Preach Lent: video Catholic Women Preach Lent – Bing video

Catholic Relief Services 2021: Rice Bowl 2021: Deacon Scott Haner – Bing video