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Lent

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.

Resources for 2022

top Lent2022The diocesan theme for Lent 2022 is Walk with Jesus. The Psalms of Ash Wednesday and each Sunday will serve as the signposts that guide us on our Lenten walk.

The Psalms will be prayed in English and Spanish by a different person each week and posted on the diocesan website. The visuals and music will be suited to the images and mood of each psalm. The psalm will also be available in an audio only. Both formats will be available for daily prayer and reflection throughout Lent.

Reflection questions and suggested Acts of Mercy will accompany each Psalm. We know that as we Walk with Jesus our prayer and fasting in His company will transform us and recreate us in His image. Time spent with Jesus leads to walking with and caring for others as He did.

Walk With Jesus Through Lent


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 2022 Message for Lent


2022LentCalendar

Daily Inspiration for Your Lenten Journey - Download this calendar from the USCCB


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


2022 Guidelines for Lent for Parishes

2022 Guidelines for Holy Week and Easter

Lenten Resources for Catechetical Leaders from Loyola Press

Lenten Resources for Catechetical Leaders from Sadlier

Events

Rite of Election - March 6th

Feast of St. Joseph Mass and BreakfastMarch 19th

Lenten Baggage Workshop - March 24th

Day of Reconciliation - April 11th - Confessions are heard in parishes throughout the diocese 

Chrism Mass - April 12th