Lent

Is this not, rather, the fast that I choose: releasing those bound unjustly, untying the thongs of the yoke; Setting free the oppressed, breaking off every yoke?  Is it not sharing your bread with the hungry, bringing the afflicted and the homeless into your house; Clothing the naked when you see them, and not turning your back on your own flesh?

Isaiah 58:6-7

The Season of Lent: February 14 - March 29, 2018

Lent is a penitential season, 40 days prior to Easter, where we focus on prayer, fasting, and giving in order to grow closer to God.  It begins with Ash Wednesday, and concludes on Holy Thursday, which is the start of the Easter Triduum.  During Lent, we practice abstinence from meat on Fridays, and have several fast days, all to deprive ourselves from physical comforts as to open our hearts and minds more fully to the spiritual comfort that only God can fulfill. 

Many Catholics will also give up certain luxuries as a form of penitence, or conversely add a spiritual discipline, such as increased prayer, participation in small faith sharing groups or practicing stations of the cross. 

Here are Saint Gregory the Great we have many Lenten traditions and are ever expanding to adopt new practices in order to deepen our faith and love in appreciation of Christ's death, burial, and resurrection.  Please continue reading for some practical suggestions on how this year can become your best Lent ever!

***Please note; during lent all 5:00pm Saturday Masses will be incense free.***

Lent in two minutes

During this season of Lent, you are invited into the desert: a quiet place, with less of us and more of God. Enjoy Busted Halo's reflection on what Lent is all about.

Lenten Daily Devotion Books

The parish of Saint Gregory the Great will be offering Lenten "Little Books" to each family this year.  Enjoy these daily devotions as you explore the depths of Scripture and deepen your relationship with Christ.  Spend some quiet time with the Lord.

Reflections will be based on the first reading for daily Mass.  Reflections begin February 11, 2018 and end on April 1, 2018.

 
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