“After a busy Christmas season and winter, I am feeling the call to strip back down to the basics. I want to focus on what is most essential about Lent.”
Religious communities in the diocese provide opportunities to enrich your Lenten experience.
Many Lenten resources centered on Catholic social teaching are available.
Lenten books offer a time of holy reading, reflection and spiritual growth.
Donations to CRS Rice Bowl support programs around the world as well as local needs.
As Christians pray, fast and give alms during Lent, they also should consider giving a smile and offering a kind word to people feeling alone or frightened because of the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis said in his message for Lent 2021.
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence. The other Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat.
How should a Catholic approach Lent this year?