Lenten Fasts and Disciplines
When Christians observe Lent they are attempting to spiritually grow closer to Christ. They take on activities intended to strengthen their faith. In Lent, the forty days leading up to Holy Week and Easter, it is the practice of the Church’s faithful to take on certain disciplines and commitments to enhance and deepen their spiritual lives. These practices may include, fasting (reducing the amount of food and drink we consume), abstinence (eliminating certain foods and drink from one’s diet), adding attendance at a worship service, increasing the amount of time spent in prayer and reflection, increasing the studying of Holy Scripture, volunteering one’s services at an organization designed to help the needy, and taking more time to meditate on Our Lord’s Passion and Crucifixion (meditate on The Stations of the Cross). Please remember that we enter Lent as a community and we can all support one another in prayer and words of encouragement. Pray for all those taking on Lenten disciplines.
To aid in our devotions and create opportunities to pray and study we are adding the devotions of The Stations of the Cross and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament each Sunday in Lent at 6:00 p.m.