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Journey Through Lent

What is Lent?

 

Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent, a time of self-examination, fasting, and penance to prepare us for the joyful celebration of Easter. “By the solemn forty days of Lent the Church unites herself each year to the mystery of Jesus in the desert” (Catechism of the Catholic Church #540).

Lent is marked by three things: prayer, fasting and almsgiving. By offering up small sacrifices through the season, we unite ourselves to Christ's sacrifice on the cross for our sins.

(Virtual) Stations of the Cross

 

Every Friday at 7:00 pm, the parish community is invited to join together to pray the Stations of the Cross over Zoom. To participate, please click and join the "Stations of the Cross" Flocknote group. You will receive an email notification on Friday mornings with the secure link. You may click the link below to be added to the group at any time during Lent. 

By adding yourself to the Stations of the Cross email group, you'll also receive the weekly readings for "Soup & Silence," a Lenten tradition at CTR. 

*Click 'Join this Group' in the top right hand corner of the page when the button takes you to Flocknote

Lenten Prayer & Conversation

 

We recognize the ache that comes from being away from each other for so long. Our Lenten Prayer & Conversation series is a chance for you to break out of your usual bubble to spend time with other parishioners in a safe, online setting. If you are interested in taking part, please join the Flocknote group using the link below. We will send you details so that you can participate!

 

The format of each evening will consist of a large group prayer over Zoom, followed by a short, live presentation from a local priest, then we will break out into small groups for conversation about the presentation. Finally, we will conclude with another prayer together as a large group. We are very excited about this interactive spin on a traditional parish Lenten mission and hope you will join us! 

The Lenten Prayer & Conversation series will take place on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm.

FEBRUARY 24
Fasting and Prayer with Fr. Giovanni Schiesari
MARCH 3
Understanding My Spiritual Experience
 with Fr. Paul Goo
MARCH 10
I Am Mary Magdalene for Lent
 with Fr. Richard Conlin

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Daily Lenten Emails

 

It can be challenging to know what to do to prepare over Lent. Do you give something up? Take on a new spiritual habit? We'd like to help! Sign up for our daily Lenten reminders and you'll get an email prompt each morning with a short reflection or challenge to consider.

*Click 'Join this Group' in the top right hand corner of the page when the button takes you to Flocknote

Fasting Challenge

 

In recent years, fasting has become a trendy health practice, however it can be much more than that, benefiting and deepening our relationship with God. Fasting is a central part of Lenten practices and we would like show you why. Join our Fasting Challenge email list to receive information about the practice of spiritual fasting, and to be reminded to observe Fridays in Lent this way. Emails will be sent out on Thursday evenings. Click the button below to be added to the list. 

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Extra Confession Times

 

Experience God's mercy and love through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. We will be offering extra confession times with both priests available as we come closer to Easter. 

SATURDAY, March 20 & 27

SUNDAY, March 21 & 28

TUESDAY, March 23 & 30

9:30 — 10:30 am

4:00 — 5:00 pm

7:00 — 8:00 pm

Other Lenten Resources

Below is a list of Lenten resources which you might find helpful over the next 40 days. If you are inspired to share something else with us, please contact the parish office. God bless your Lenten journey!

The Kids' Bulletin

A fun way for Catholic kids to learn about the Faith every week.

thekidsbulletin.com

The Fulfillment of All Desire Lenten Mission

Four consecutive Sundays beginning February 28 with Ralph Martin

https://event.webinarjam.com/register/145/1n01rhwp

Best Lent Ever

Lenten reflections from Dynamic Catholic

www.dynamiccatholic.com/bestlentever

40 Days for Life Lenten Campaign

An international focused pro-life campaign with a vision to access God’s power through prayer, fasting, & peaceful vigil to end abortion.

www.40daysforlife.com/resources-devotionals

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