Prayer ▪ Fasting ▪ Almsgiving
As disciples of Christ, we are called during Lent to dedicate ourselves to prayer and scripture, service (also called almsgiving), and sacrifice in the form of self-examination and fasting. May your Lenten journey bear much fruit and bring you closer to Our Lord, and may you be a bright lamp (Matthew 5:14-16) for your family and your community.
In 2023, Lent begins on February 22 (Ash Wednesday) and ends on April 6 (Holy Thursday), as the Mass of the Lord’s Supper begins. Easter Sunday is April 9.
- Ash Wednesday: February 22, 2023
- Holy Thursday: April 6, 2023
- Good Friday: April 7, 2023
- Easter: April 9, 2023
Traditionally, Lent is thought of as a period where we give up our favorite food or sweets and refrain from eating meat on Fridays, but Lent is so much more. This Lent, let us all strive to grow deeper and closer to Christ, so we can follow Him with greater purpose, courage and confidence. We have everything to gain, and nothing to lose. Below are resources to help make your Lent fruitful and full of blessings.
- How to Pray the Holy Rosary (English / Español)
- Hallow – The #1 Catholic Meditation, Prayer & Sleep App
- 50 Catholic Apps
- Apps Católica
Start Lent Off Right
By going to Confession, we start Lent off on the right footing - especially if it’s been a while. For example, you wouldn’t go jogging with a pebble in your shoe, right? After a while it would start to hurt, becoming a distraction from your workout. The same goes with sin. It makes it harder for us to connect with our Lord and receive the fullness of His grace.
Deciding on what you’re going to do for Lent is not always easy. Many times, Lent has already begun before a final decision has been made. Make sure to spend time in prayer prior to the start of Lent asking the Lord for guidance. Traditionally, we give something up but maybe this Lent the question is “What should be added?” The best way to know is by spending time in prayer.
Now that you have decided on what you’re giving up (or adding) it’s time to put it into action. For many, life is a constant shuffle from one place to another. This can make following through difficult. If you gave something up, make sure it’s realistic and that you stick with it. And if you find it difficult, that’s good. If you added something, make sure to carve out time in your schedule and make it a “holy” time. May you have a blessed Lent.