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Lent is our time of preparation.

During these 40 days, we ponder what it means to “give up, take up and lift up.” Using the spiritual practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving, we deepen our relationship with Christ and discern where God is working in our lives.

Rediscover Jesus This Lent

Resources for 2024

Lent StationsOfTheCross 2018

Stations of the CrossWatch a video of Fr. Jason Jalbert reliving Jesus' journey by praying the Stations of the Cross. The images of the Stations are from Saint Joseph Cathedral in Manchester, NH.

top LaudatoSiJesus taught about the Kingdom of God using parables related to nature. As we Walk with Jesus this Lent, Pope Francis’ encyclical Care for Our Common Home (Laudato Si) can help us be more aware of how to better care for the environment and all of creation. CLICK HERE for a prayer and practice for each week of Lent and other resources prepared by The Laudato Si Movement.

Lent Confession 2018

How to Make a Good Confession Infographic - Includes illustrated steps on how to make a good confession and simple explanations of the Examination of Conscience and Act of Contrition. It's a great resource for parents to use with their children.

Lent LentenFasting 2018Lenten Litany on Fasting and Feasting - Read this litany for an interesting perspective on fasting and feasting. It may give you some ideas as you consider your Lenten choices.

top PopeFrancis2Read the Holy Father's 2024 Message for Lent

2024LentCalendarDownload this calendar from the USCCB for daily inspiration for your Lenten journey - February 14 - March 31, 2024. 

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Welcome to Your Family Lenten Evening! Lent is a call to prayer, fasting, and almsgiving to prepare for the passion and resurrection of our Lord. Enjoy a curated evening together as a family to start intentionally living out these Lenten disciplines to detach from worldly distractions, amend your lives, and grow closer to the Lord.

CLICK HERE for ideas for your Family Night

Additional Family Resources for Lent

2024 Guidelines for Lent for Parishes 

2024 Guidelines for Holy Week and Easter for Parishes 

Lenten Resources for Catechetical Leaders from Loyola Press

Lenten Resources for Catechetical Leaders from Sadlier


Rite of Election - February 18th at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral in Manchester

Feast of St. Joseph Mass and Breakfast March 16th

NH Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Lenten Morning of Prayer & Fellowship - March 23, 2024

Diocesan Day of Reconciliation - March 25th - Confessions are heard in parishes throughout the diocese. Consult your parish for more details.

Chrism Mass - March 26th