LENT 2021

Hope in the Desert

HOPE IN THE DESERT

In these difficult and uncertain times, it can feel like we’re lost in the middle of a desert. But we’re not alone, and the desert offers us an opportunity to grow.

Every Lent, we walk with Jesus on a journey through the desert. We take time to cut out distractions and to renew our faith in God and love for each other. And on the other side of the desert is the joy of Easter and the hope of better days.

So join us this Lent as we look at what we can learn from the desert experiences in our lives. Together, with Jesus as our guide, we can find “Hope in the Desert.”

LENTEN EVENTS

There are many in-person and online events throughout Lent to help you find your way through the desert. Experience the saving power of God’s mercy at Reconciliation. Attend Hope in the Cross, our Lenten mission. With Jesus as our guide, we can find Hope in the Desert!

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, Feb. 17
Mass at Noon and 6:30pm

Hope in the Cross

Sundays, Feb. 21 – Mar. 28
4:00pm in the church
Sessions will include the Stations of the Cross prayed together in church followed by a speaker and time for discussion. We will also live stream these sessions on our YouTube channel.

Reconciliation

Thursday: 8:30-9:00am
Friday: 11:15-11:45am
Saturday: 4:00-4:30pm
Or by appointment

Stations of the Cross

Tuesdays
After the 5:30pm Mass

Wednesdays
After the Noon Mass

Lenten Scripture Study

Canceled this year due to Covid-19

Lenten Buffets

Canceled this year due to Covid-19

Communal Reconciliation

Canceled this year due to Covid-19

HOLY WEEK

Here is our Holy Week schedule. We will also broadcast services on our YouTube channel.

Holy Thursday

7:00pm – Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday

12:00 Noon – Passion Service

Holy Saturday

8:00am – Morning Prayer
8:30pm – Easter Vigil Mass

Easter Sunday

8:30am Mass
11:00am Mass

Our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8VbQMe18OPgRhKz2QTQ4cQ

USEFUL LINKS

PARISH YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Visit the parish YouTube channel for Lenten video resources including our weekly live streamed Mass, our Sunday afternoon Hope in the Cross Lenten Mission, the monthly Contemporary Mass Online, and more!

USCCB

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has plenty of Lenten resources available on their website.

SERMINARY REFLECTIONS

Sign up to receive weekly Lenten reflections from transitional deacons at University of St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein.

STRONG CATHOLIC FAMILY FAITH

This page contains resources for everyone in the family from the kids to the adults!

CATHOLIC BLOGGER

This page contains oodles and oodles of resources and activities to do with your children this lent, so use as many as you’d like to help make this a Lent to remember for your family!

FASTING & ABSTINENCE

Catholics between the ages 18 and 59 who are in good health are required to fast and abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

Fasting means eating only one meal, with the possibility of two small snacks that do not add up to a single full meal.

Catholics age 14 and older are required to abstain from meat on all Fridays in Lent.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the Lenten practices of fasting and abstinence, check out the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’s website.