Lent 2021

USCCB-What is Lent?

The 3 Pillars of Lent: Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving

Prayer: There are many ways to pray. One option is through the Stations of the Cross. Our church offers the Stations of the Cross each Friday evening during Lent. We also suggest developing your own prayer method.  Here are some helpful online resources:

Pray As You Go

Loyola Living Lent Daily

Creighton Daily Prayers during Lent 2021

The First Four Days of Lent
February 17-20

The First Week of Lent
February 21-27

The Second Week of Lent
February 28 - March 6

The Third Week of Lent
March 7-13

The Fourth Week of Lent
March 14-20

The Fifth Week of Lent
March 21-27

Holy Week: The First Four Days
March 28-31

Holy Week: The Sacred Triduum
April 1-3

Celebrating the Easter Season
April 4 - May 23

 

Fasting: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.

 

 

Almsgiving: During Lent, we are asked to focus more intently on "almsgiving," which means donating money or goods to the poor and performing other acts of charity. Almsgiving can be done through the Works of Mercy.

“The works of mercy are charitable actions by which we come to the aid of our neighbor in his spiritual and bodily necessities. Instructing, advising, consoling, comforting are spiritual works of mercy, as are forgiving and bearing wrongs patiently” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2447).

Corporal Works of Mercy

Feed the hungry | Give drink to the thirsty  | Shelter the homeless  | Clothe the naked |  Visit the sick |  

Visit the prisoners |  Bury the dead | Give alms to the poor | Care of our Common Home 

Spiritual Works of Mercy   

Counseling the doubtful |  Instructing the ignorant |  Admonishing the sinner |  Comforting the sorrowful |  Forgiving injuries 

Bearing wrongs patiently |  Praying for the living and the dead | Caring for our Common Home