ALL OUR LENTEN ACTIVITIES
Lent is the annual season of preparation for the Most Holy of all Seasons in the Church, Easter. It begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Thursday evening when the Triduum begins.
All healthy Catholics from age 18-59 fast and abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday and abstain from meat all other Fridays during Lent
Youth ages 14-17 are also required to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday
When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal.
We are also urged to renew ourselves spiritually throughout Lent by practicing the three main Lenten disciplines: Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving. There are many ways to do all three of these things. Perhaps one way to consider is through social media.
Many people today fast from social media during lent. However, you could also view social media in a different way. Rather than fasting completely, fast from those things that are harmful, such as sharing gossip or posting or liking hurtful or inappropriate memes.
Then incorporate prayer and giving into social media. For example, post prayers that are especially meaningful to you during lent to share with others. Or, intentionally give encouragement via social media to those whom you know need it.
WHAT IS LENT?
Fr. Litto will lead us the Stations of the Cross immediately following the Holy Mass on Sundays during Lent.
Join us for 3 nights of Lenten experiences. Each night will last about an hour. Hear a faith story, join in a prayer experience and share social distanced time together as part of your Lenten journey. So mark you calendars for February 24th, March 3rd and March 10. Set your watches for 6:30 p.m. And Let’s Lent Together!
PRAYER . FASTING . ALMSGIVING
Here are some photos of our Wednesday Lenten nights.
The St. Patrick Liturgy Committee is sending home with each family a Family Lenten Calendar. Our hope is that each family uses it to draw closer to Christ. If you can’t make it to Mass to pick yours up, call Melody Miller at 712-621-6224 and she will deliver it to you.
ADORATION & CONFESSIONS
Adoration and confessions will be on Friday, March 12th and March 19th. Adoration of the blessed sacrament will be from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Confessions will be available during these times but do not feel as if you have to stay for the hour for adoration. You may come and go as your schedule allows.
Mark your calendars for March 5th and March 26th for the delicious fish fry. Take out available.
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THE BEST LENT
Feed Your Soul with Prayer this Lent! Nothing will transform your life so completely, absolutely, and forever like really learning how to pray. That’s why this year’s BEST LENT EVER journeys through Matthew Kelly’s latest book, I Heard God Laugh: A Practical Guide to Life’s Essential Daily Habit. Beginning on Ash Wednesday and continuing through all forty days of Lent, you will receive a daily email with a short video to help you reconnect with yourself and your God. If you choose to throw yourself into this experience, we promise you that you will be surprised by what God can do in your life with just an email, a short video and an open heart. So this year, don’t just sign up for BEST LENT EVER, have your best lent ever!