The Season of Lent: March 6 - April 18, 2019
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.***