Observing the season of Lent: resources, enrichment, reflections
The Catholic observance of Lent began on Ash Wednesday
(March 5), a day of fasting and abstinence
. At Mass on Ash Wednesday, the imposition of ashes replicates an ancient penitential practice and symbolizes our dependence upon God's mercy and forgiveness. The season of Lent lasts approximately 40 days and leads us into the celebration of Holy Week and Easter.
Click here to watch video on demand of the Ash Wednesday Mass with Bishop Walkowiak.
Spiritual Enrichment Opportunities
Scriptural Stations of the Cross - (English
CRS Rice Bowl
Bishop Walkowiak's letter to parishioners (English | Español)
Photo credits: (above right) CNS Photo, R. Musacchio; (above left) CNS Photo, L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis hears confessiond during World Youth Day in Brazil in 2013.