Deepening Our Commitment to Jesus During Lent
During Lent, the Church asks us to surrender ourselves to prayer and to the reading of Scripture, to fasting and to giving alms.
1% Prayer Challenge: Pray 1% of each day. Sign up to receive suggestions and reflections by email (2-3 per week), and a bracelet as a tangible reminder.
Preaching Series: Each Sunday the homily reflects on one aspect of this commitment: prayer, discipleship, inclusiveness, compassion or mercy.
On the first Sunday in Lent, February 14, we will hear about Jesus' temptations to listen to voices other than that of his father, voices that illuminate the seductions of power, fame, and wealth. These are also our own temptations. Prayer draws us closer in relationship to Jesus and encourages us to listen and embrace Jesus' word, to choose the right path.
Fasting and almsgiving: The fasting that we all do together on Fridays is a sign of the daily Lenten discipline of individuals and households: fasting from certain foods, but also fasting from other things and activities. Likewise, the giving of alms is some effort to share this world equally—not only through the distribution of money, but through the sharing of our time and talents. We hope to make this Lent more meaningful than ever for our community, through reflection on the Sunday readings, both in Mass and in our individual or...