Lent 2023

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Lent is a 40 day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday. It’s a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection at Easter. During Lent, we seek the Lord in prayer by reading Sacred Scripture; we serve by giving alms; and we practice self-control through fasting. We are called not only to abstain from luxuries during Lent, but to a true inner conversion of heart as we seek to follow Christ’s will more faithfully. We recall the waters of baptism in which we were also baptized into Christ’s death, died to sin and evil, and began new life in Christ. (USCCB.org)

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1.Prayer: Prayer is spiritual communication between man and God, a two-way relationship in which man should not only talk to God but also listen to Him.” (billygraham.org)
2.Fasting: “Fasting is the act of doing with less … This small suffering should not be met with misery but with great joy as we better understand the incredible sacrifice that Jesus Christ made for humanity.” (catholicnewagency.com)
3.Almsgiving:Giving alms, Jesus teaches, means making the needs of others our own, especially the needy of our world. They are all around us: children and the old, the sick and the suffering, families and individuals, next-door neighbors and people in lands faraway. Whatever we give should be something of ourselves, something that costs us. We will receive blessings from God in return.” (catholic.org)

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The following are various sources for helping each one of us to focus on prayer, fasting, and almsgiving during the Lenten season. It is my hope that you use one or more of these to develop and grow your personal relationship with Jesus Christ in order to have a very meaningful and faith-filled Lent!

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(Click on each picture to gain access to many Lenten resources

you can use individually or in small groups.)

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