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Enhance your Lenten journey with these online resources

"He became poor so that by his poverty you might become rich!"
(Theme of Pope Francis' Lenten Message for 2014)
 
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.
 
Rediscover reconciliation this Lent
Locate a parish near you for
Mass/reconciliation times
Pope Francis: Confession is for the courageous (Feb. 19 General Audience)
Promoting participation in the sacrament of penance (USCCB)
Busted Halo's Confession 101 Video Series
(Part 1 | Part 2)
 


Lenten Messages
From Bishop Walkowiak: Read his Lenten message | Listen to the radio message on YouTube
Read Pope Francis' message for Lent (English | Español) (The Vatican)
 
In Our Diocese
Lent and Easter at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew
Locate a parish near you for Mass/reconciliation times
 
Spiritual Enrichment Opportunities
Scriptural Stations of the Cross - (English | Español)
Catholic Information Center (Lent/Spring 2014 Programs | Website)
Catholic Event Finder calendar
 
Fish Fries and Soup Suppers
Schedule (Catholic Event Finder)
Find meatless meal recipes from FAITH magazine Columnist Michelle DiFranco
 
Resources
Lenten Guidelines for fasting and abstinence (English | Español)
Parish resources (Diocesan Office for Worship)
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
American Catholic (Frequently Asked Questions about Lent | Daily Lenten calendar)
USCCB (Lenten Resources | Printable 2014 Lenten Calendar)
Praying Lent (Creighton University)
Guide to a Catholic Lent (Our Sunday Visitor)
 
Catholic Columnists & Blogs
USCCB Blog
Spiritual Fitness (Sr. Ann Shields)
Word on Fire (Daily Lenten reflections from Father Robert Barron delivered to your Inbox)
Young and Catholic (Mary Pearson)
 
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.