The following is a listing of services, retreats and enrichment opportunities scheduled for Lent:
Ash Wednesday Eucharist
Wednesday, Feb. 26
Collegeville • Join St. John’s Monastic Community for Ash Wednesday Mass with distribution of ashes at 5 p.m. in the Abbey Church with Abbot John Klassen presiding.
St. Cloud • Ash Wednesday Mass at 7:15 a.m. and 12:05 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral.
St. Joseph • Join the Benedictine Sisters for Eucharist and distribution of ashes at 5 p.m. in Sacred Heart Chapel, St. Benedict’s Monastery.
Pray the Stations of the Cross
Fridays — Feb. 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3
Little Falls • Join the Franciscan Sisters to pray the Stations of the Cross at 3:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Chapel, St. Francis Convent.
Fridays — Feb. 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27
St. Cloud • Reconciliation at 4:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross at 5:30 p.m. followed by a soup supper at St. Mary’s Cathedral. (No Stations of the Cross on April 3. No soup supper on March 13 or April 3.)
Friday, April 3
St. Cloud • Reconciliation at 4:30 p.m. Via Crucis (The Way of the Cross) at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral.
Sundays — March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5
Collegeville • Join the St. John’s Monastic Community for the Lenten Eucharist at 10:30 a.m. in the Abbey Church.
Little Falls • Join the Franciscan Sisters for the Lenten liturgy at 8:30 a.m. in Sacred Heart Chapel, St. Francis Convent.
Onamia • Join the Crosier Community for Solemn Lenten Vespers at 5 p.m. at Holy Cross Priory Church.
St. Cloud • Lenten Eucharist celebrated at 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral. (Saturday Masses celebrated at 5 p.m.)
St. Joseph • Join the Benedictine Sisters for the Lenten Eucharist at 10.30 a.m. in Sacred Heart Chapel, St. Benedict’s Monastery. Assemble in the Gathering Place (main entrance to chapel).
Lenten healing Mass
Sunday, March 22
Onamia • The Crosier Fathers and Brothers invite all to a Lenten healing Mass at the National Shrine of St. Odilia at 9 a.m. Mass includes the anointing of the sick and the ritual blessing with the relic of St. Odilia. Coffee and rolls served in Holy Cross Center following Mass.
Taizé Prayer around the cross
Fridays — March 6, 20
St. Cloud • Taizé Prayer Around the Cross from 7 to 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral. This prayer will be led by the Crosier Fathers and Brothers and includes the ritual blessing with the relic of St. Odilia.
Lenten retreats and courses
‘Listening Our Way Through Lent’
Wednesday, Feb. 26
St. Joseph • An Ash Wednesday retreat titled “Listening Our Way Through Lent” is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Spirituality Center, St. Benedict’s Monastery. Led by “Give Us This Day” editor Mary Stommes, participants will reflect on becoming better listeners to God and everyday life to more easily recognize the hope and joy of Easter that awaits at journey’s end. The fee is $125. Limited to 15 participants. (Noon meal included.) For information or to register, call 320-363-7112 or visit https://sbm.osb.org/event/listening-our-way-through-lent/.
‘Sacred Pause Lenten Prayer’
Thursdays — Feb. 27, March 5, 12, 19, 26 and April 2
St. Joseph • The “Sacred Pause Lenten Prayer” program is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the Spirituality Center at St. Benedict’s Monastery. Led by Benedictine Sisters Mary Catherine Holicky and Eunice Antony, the program is limited to 10 participants who will gather for the common prayer of “lectio divina,” share a simple meal and then meet with a sister spiritual companion for 30 minutes. Fee is $90 for six sessions. For information or to register, call 320-363-7112 or visit https://sbm.osb.org/event/sacred-pause-lenten-prayer/.
Lenten Centering Prayer Weekend Retreat
Friday, March 6, through Sunday, March 8
St. Joseph • This all-silent retreat, led by Benedictine Sister Katherine Howard at the Spirituality Center at St. Benedict’s Monastery, begins at 7 p.m. on Friday and ends at 1 p.m. on Sunday. It includes multiple periods of Centering Prayer and two guided learning sessions. The fee is $250, which includes meals and overnight accommodations. For more information, call 320-363-7112 or visit https://sbm.osb.org/event/lent-centering-prayer-retreat/.