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Lent

Lent is a penitential season in which we strive to walk more closely with God.  Lenten practices rest on the three arms: Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving.  There's no "right" way to do Lent. Choose things that work for you, and which draw you closer to the Lord.  But DO something.

  • Sunday Mass - the Eucharist is the Source and Summit of our Faith. Our worship space is large, allowing for plenty of distancing, and it's cleaned after each and every service. Make a new commitment to get to Mass on Sundays.  If you're already coming each and every Sunday, use Lent to add one daily Mass to your week.
  • Eucharistic Adoration - Give one hour to the Lord each week. Learn more about Adoration at Mary Mother here. Mary Mother has extra opportunities during Lent for Adoration.
    • Each Wednesday during Lent, Adoration is extended until 8:00pm.  Sign up for an hour here, or just stop by the Chapel.
    • On Wednesday, March 3, the parish is invited to join our youth and their families for Elevate, a praise and worship time in the Church, beginning at 6:30pm.
  • Stations of the Cross
    • Each Friday at 7:00pm in the Church, led by various groups of Mary Mother.
    • Each Wednesday at 12:30pm in the Church
    • A pre-recorded Stations is available on our YouTube channel here.
  • Subscribe to a daily email devotion.  Mary Mother's Flocknote is one option.
  • Commit to saying the rosary, Divine Mercy chaplet, or another prayer, daily.
  • Read the Bible (more). Consider starting The Bible in a Year podcast.

  • All the Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence where we don't eat meat. 
  • Skip snacks between meals for a day - or several days.
  • Fast from negative thoughts of others
  • Sacrifice some aspect of Internet browsing, television watching or texting. Do something constructive with the time saved.
  • Fast from electronics - take a day off, or limit your internet time to a short period each day.
  • Fast from the need to always be right.

  • Our "second collection" goes to Risen Savior Missions. Learn more about this local charity that cares for the poorest of the poor in the Philippines. 
  • Remember our parish and its needs.  Online giving is here.
  • Donate to the Catholic Services Foundation Appeal.

     

 

  • Set aside a few hours of lent to be with the poor, to accompany them on their journey. Promise yourself you will enter your "discomfort" level sometime during Lent.
  • Check out your closet. Resolve not to add to it during Lent, but instead find things to give to a charity.