“The ashes weave many Scriptures to remind us of the faithful and redeeming love of the one who became dust and ashes with and for us, that we might become children of God.”
“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.
How should a Catholic approach Lent this year?
The opening prayer vigil is planned for Saturday, Feb. 20, and the closing prayer vigil will be Saturday, March 27.
This includes faith formation and sacramental preparation gatherings, youth gatherings, board and council meetings and organizational meetings.
It is ironic that the pandemic has come upon us during Lent: the time for examination of self, giving to others and prayer.