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 from Mary Mother's worship space is available on our YouTube Channel or website.
  • Visit our YouTube Channel for a variety of video prayer services, reflections and masses from Mary Mother.
  • We were blessed to hold a Lenten evening of reflection on the Signs and Symbols of the Liturgy.  Watch the video of the evening here. Pray that we will all be together soon to once again celebrate the liturgy as a community.
  • Consider joining one of these free Virtual Catholic Conferences, the weekend of April 3-5.
  • In these challenging times, when going to Mass has become impossible, we encourage you to keep Faith in your daily routine. Visit our Faith at Home webpage for links to streamed masses, prayers and other resources to help you navigate the world of COVID-19 with Jesus by your side.
  • Subscribe to a daily email devotion.  Mary Mother's Flocknote is one option.
  • Try one of these online Lenten programs:

                                

 

  • Find an online prayer source (www.sacredspace.ie is an example) where you can spend time at your computer in prayer.
  • Commit to saying the rosary, or another prayer, daily.
  • Read the Bible (more).

  • 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.

  • Stretch your charitable giving this Lent.
  • Remember our parish and its needs.  Online giving is here.
  • Remember our parish second collection for Risen Savior Missions.
  • 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.