LENT AT ST. JOHN NEWMAN PARISH
Lent is an annual 40-day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday, February 22 and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday, April 6. 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 and abstinence. We are called not only to abstain from our preferences during Lent, but even more so to a true inner conversion of heart as we seek to follow Christ's Will for us more faithfully.
We recall the waters of baptism in which we were also baptized into Christ's death and began a new life in Christ.
Don’t let this be another Lent in your life where these traditions of the Church are merely words on a page. These Lenten practices can be so much more if we are willing to bring them to life. Why not consider this very Lent, as Pope Francis reminds us, to serve the poor. You can support the various ministries of our parish: the Soup Kitchen, Saint Vincent DePaul, Feed the Hungry and Saint Agnes of Bohemia Parish. Just contact the parish office if you need guidance.