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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

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Extra Confession Times


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

SATURDAY, March 27 & April 3

SUNDAY, March 28

TUESDAY, March 30

9:30 — 10:30 am

4:00 — 5:00 pm

7:00 — 8:00 pm

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. 

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

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.

The Fulfillment of All Desire Lenten Mission

Four consecutive Sundays beginning February 28 with Ralph Martin

Best Lent Ever

Lenten reflections from Dynamic Catholic

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.