2024 Lenten Season


Bishop Alberto Rojas' Lenten Message

Peace and well-being to you as we prepare to enter the Holy Season of Lent. We will journey from the ashes to the cross and when we reach the end, we will be ready to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ and His victory over sin. As we take this blessed journey, when we are called to confront our own sinfulness so that we can then draw nearer to God, let us take a closer look at how the Lord addressed those in sin during his earthly ministry.

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What is Lent? by USCCB

During Lent, we are asked to devote ourselves to seeking the Lord in prayer and reading Scripture, to service by giving alms, and to sacrifice self-control through fasting. Many know of the tradition of abstaining from meat on Fridays during Lent, but we are also called to practice self-discipline and fast in other ways throughout the season. Contemplate the meaning and origins of the Lenten fasting tradition in this reflection. In addition, the giving of alms is one way to share God's gifts - not only through the distribution of money, but through the sharing of our time and talents. As St. John Chrysostom reminds us: "Not to enable the poor to share in our goods is to steal from them and deprive them of life. The goods we possess are not ours, but theirs." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2446).

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Lenten Resources

Penance Services

View the Penance Services Schedule for all parishes in our diocese.

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Lenten Calendar

View and print the Lenten Calendar from the USCCB. Visit Page


Read various articles that offer inspiring insights for your observance of Lent.

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Have access to various videos for this Lenten Season.

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Pray your way through lent! Find various prayers to use throughout Lent.

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Faith Sharing

This Lent, revive your enthusiasm for the faith with faith sharing activities.

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Find various Lenten Reflections for daily meditations.

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Do you need cooking ideas for Fridays? View our "Lent Recipes" board on Pinterest.

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