LENT 2019

Transform?


Transform?

Picture Lent. You’re probably thinking about what you’re going to give up this year and what fish fries you’ll try to go to. While these are good things to do, we sometimes lose sight of what Lent is really calling us to. This season calls us to something much more wonderful and terrifying. It can be hard to think about, but Lent calls us to be transformed. This is a time to let the Holy Spirit into our lives and to allow our lives to be positively changed by that presence. Join us as we each ask, “How am I going to allow the Holy Spirit to transform me this Lent?”


Lenten Events

These 40 days are a time to be transformed by the Holy Spirit. Here are some of the many events in the parish you can take advantage of to help you in your Lenten journey.

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, Mar. 6
Mass Times: 12:00 noon & 6:30pm

Adoration & Reconciliation

Thursdays, Feb. 21 – Apr. 11
8:00-9:00pm in the church

Stations of the Cross

Fridays, Mar. 7 – Apr. 12
7:00pm in the church

Lenten Scripture Study

Wednesdays, Mar. 12 – Apr. 17
12:45-2:00pm in the Parish Center Meeting Room

Lessons of the Spirit

Thursdays, Mar. 14, 28 & Apr. 11
7:00-8:00pm in Martin Hall
Sessions will include video clips from “The Ministry of the Wild Goose.”

Lenten Buffets

Fridays, Mar. 22 & Apr. 5
5:00-7:00pm in the school gym

Communal Reconciliation

Sunday, Mar. 24
4:00pm at St. Columbkille

Archdiocesan Chrism Mass

Tuesday, Apr. 16
2:00pm at St. Raphael Cathedral

Stations of the Cross Mime Presentation

Wednesday, Apr. 17
7:00pm in the church
Presented by Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School Seventh Graders


Holy Week

Holy Week is the high point of the year. This is the week where we remember and celebrate Jesus’ death and resurrection. Try to make it to as many of these celebrations as you can as to celebrate the transforming power of Jesus’ love!

Palm Sunday

Saturday, Apr. 13 – Sunday, Apr. 14
Mass Times: 5:00pm on Sat., 8:30am & 11:00am on Sun.

We remember Jesus entering into Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover and to begin His final week before dying and rising again.

Holy Thursday

Thursday, Apr. 18
Morning Prayer: 8:00am
Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:00pm
Adoration in Martin Hall until 10:00pm

We attend Jesus’ Last Supper with His closest friends and receive the Body and Blood of Christ as Jesus gives us the Eucharist. We also take part in the Washing of the Feet as Jesus creates the Priesthood.

Good Friday

Friday, Apr. 19
Passion Service: 12:00 noon
Stations of the Cross: 5:30pm

We stand with Mary at the foot of the Cross as Jesus gives up His life for us. By dying to save us from sin, Jesus shows us His great love for us and makes it possible for us to be transformed to be more like Him.

Holy Saturday

Saturday, Apr. 20
Morning Prayer: 8:00am
Easter Vigil Mass: 8:30pm

We wait at the tomb for Jesus to rise from the dead. At the Easter Vigil, we witness the glory of Jesus’ Resurrection and the beginning of the New Creation.

Easter Sunday

Sunday, Apr. 21
Mass Times: 8:30am & 11:00am

We celebrate the joy of Easter. Jesus lives again and makes it possible for us to live together with Him forever!


Useful Links

MINISTRY OF THE WILD GOOSE

Learn about the Holy Spirit that transforms us!

USCCB

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has a Lenten Daily Calendar with readings, reflections, prayers and actions each day of the season.

LENT Q & A

The USCCB has a list of frequently asked questions and answers about Lent.

STRONG CATHOLIC FAMILY FAITH

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

Butterfly Craft ProjectCATERPILLAR & BUTTERFLY PROJECT

Use this craft project to help your children learn about our call to be transformed during Lent!

ASH WEDNESDAY IN TWO MINUTES

This two-minute video helps explain Ash Wednesday and what it means.

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.



Transform? - Lent 2019