Lenten Resources & Activities for Families
February 26, 2021

Lent is a season of penitential renewal through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Perhaps your family will take time this year to talk about what you can do individually or as a family in the areas of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Find resources to do so below. Adapted Faith Formation lessons for Lent – These faith […]

Journey with CRS Rice Bowl for Lent
February 17, 2021

This year’s Lenten Stories of Hope invite us to journey with communities in Madagascar, El Salvador, and Timor-Leste. Resources for prayer and discussion are available in both English and Spanish for parish ministries, classrooms for grades 1-8, and high school youth. Highlights include several high quality videos, including Stations of the Cross. Tools for virtual engagement include online events, a digital calendar and a printable Rice Bowl label.  Virtual CRS […]

Returning to God this Lent
February 17, 2021

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Church’s liturgical season of Lent, a time of preparation for the holiest day of the Church calendar, Easter Sunday. The 2021 Lenten season begins with Ash Wednesday on February 17 and ends with Easter Sunday on April 4. During Lent, we are reminded to turn away from faithless […]

Lent & Easter 2021
January 20, 2021

The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on February 17, 2021. This forty day season is a time Christians prepare their hearts and reflect more deeply on their baptismal call to continuing conversion through the disciplines of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Masses throughout the season of Lent emphasize the baptismal and penitential aspects of […]

Reminded to be Salt of the Earth and the Light of the World this Lenten season
February 24, 2020

The 2020 Lenten season begins on Ash Wednesday, February 26, and ends with Easter Sunday on April 12. During Lent, we are encouraged to raise up the needs of the world in prayer, to sacrifice or fast by giving up food or material wants, and to offer our time, talent, and treasure as good stewards of the gifts God has given […]

Bishop Parkes’ Lenten Message
March 5, 2019

  Printable PDF version: English | Spanish My dear brothers and sister in the Lord, Lent is a time for us to prepare our minds, hearts, and souls to celebrate the great feast of Easter.  We do so through the traditional practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.  Each of these in a particular way help […]

New Saint Leo University Poll Shows Candy, Sweets Top Lenten Sacrifices
March 5, 2019

Christians, Catholics to Take Part in 40-Day Observance, Poll Indicates SAINT LEO, FL –Americans say they will stash the Reese’s Cups and drop their daily Dunkin doughnuts as Lent begins Wednesday (March 6) and they give up candy, sweets, and chocolate for 40 days. A new Saint Leo University Polling Institute survey shows that 29.2 […]

Pope Francis’ Lenten Message Calls for Conversion
February 26, 2019

“Pope Francis is calling on the faithful not to let the Lenten season of grace pass in vain, and to live as children of God acknowledging and obeying His law, in particular in regards to our brothers and sisters and to creation. In this year’s Lenten message, the Pope invites believers to prepare to celebrate […]

Faith In Action: Participate in Operation Rice Bowl this Lent
February 22, 2019

Following the lead of Pope Francis, Catholic Relief Services invites Catholics across the country to take part in the second year of Share the Journey, a global campaign launched by the pope to raise awareness and inspire action on behalf of migrants and refugees worldwide. This Lent, the Operation Rice Bowl Program has been formatted to […]

Return to the Lord with All Your Heart
February 8, 2019

The Holy Season of Lent will be observed starting March 6, Ash Wednesday and continues until the Easter Triduum—from the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday. During Lent, we are asked to devote ourselves to seeking the Lord in prayer, service and charity, and sacrifice through fasting. For ideas on celebrating Lent […]