Frequently Asked Questions
Lenten Film Retreat
Featuring “The Way” ~ March 20 ~ 23
Presented by Sister Rose Pacatte, FSP
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I will be sharing a Lenten meditation each week based on this resource provided by Creighton University in Omaha, NE. The obvious first question in Lent is “How will I observe Lent this year?” Here are a few thoughts.)
What about "giving up something" for Lent?
When many of us were children, we might remember our giving up candy for Lent. And, it seemed like a real sacrifice. As we grew up, it was often more difficult to decide what special thing to do, to make Lent a special season - to get our attention and to prepare ourselves for deeper sacrifices.
What would help me grow in freedom this year? That's the question to ask. For some of us, it could be, committing ourselves to give up judging others, every single day of Lent. For others, it could be giving up a bad habit we've developed. For still others, it is obvious what seems to be the important choice for me during Lent.
For many of us, the choice may not be to give something up, but to add something creative to our daily lives during Lent. We may intentionally commit ourselves to extra prayer time. We may decide to do some service to the poor, once a week during Lent. We may choose to increase our almsgiving to the poor - perhaps related to something we choose not to do, e.g., some might choose not to go out to eat one night a week and to give that total amount to the poor or a particular charity.
Whether it is fasting, abstaining or other acts of penance, the whole desire we should have is to use these means to help us grow closer to our Lord and prepare ourselves "to celebrate the paschal mystery with minds and hearts renewed." (First Preface of Lent)
Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross every Friday in Lent except March 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Lent Devotions for eReaders
For those looking for an online resource for your Lenten prayer and reflection, Creative Communications for the Parish provides some good opportunities. Click here ...
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