What's happening at St. B's this Lent?
While not everything is 'back to normal' yet, there are several way you can journey through Lent with our St. B's community:
- Not able to celebrate with us in person yet? Watch Masses, Stations, and our Divine Mercy chaplet via livestream
- Weekly email - sign up for emails from Bishop Barron as well as daily Lenten challenge texts in March
- Check out what else is happening at St. B's during Lent including adoration on Thursdays and Stations of the Cross and Fish Dinners on Fridays.
- Watch these short video reflections on the Sunday Mass readings from our very own St. B's parishioners. Use with your Connection to Christ (C2C) small group, or on your own.
Looking ahead to Holy Week and Easter (more details coming)
- Holy Thursday Mass (April 1) - 7 pm (indoor and livestreamed). No procession with the Eucharist to to the Parish Hall this year, but instead the Church will be open for prayer until 9 pm.
- Good Friday Liturgy (April 2) - 12 pm (outdoor) and 7 pm (indoor and livestreamed). No veneration of the cross by the people this year.
- Easter Vigil Mass (April 3) - 8 pm (indoor and livestreamed). Seating will be limited.
- Easter Sunday Mass (April 4) - 7:30 am (indoor and livestreamed) and 9 and 11 am (outdoors).
What are some ideas and resources for Lent as I prepare for Easter?
Ask yourself, what does God want me to do during Lent? Explore the resources below for some ideas that work for you and the whole family.
- Other ways to journey through the Lenten season:
- Pray for friends, family, coworkers, neighbors, people you don't know, and our world
- Do a random act of kindness every day without ever leaving your home
- Give something up - check out some ideas for negative behaviors to fast from and positive behaviors to feast on here
- Make a donation to our Sunday offering, the ACA fund, or a charity close to your heart
- Make and share a meatless recipe with a friend or neighbor - you can find many ideas from around the globe here
- Daily emails - from Dynamic Catholic guide you on an incredible journey towards the best-version-of-yourself from Ash Wednesday to Easter.
- Resources from the USCCB - including prayers, videos, an interactive Lenten calendar, and more
- Videos, movies, podcasts, and more from FORMED for the whole family
- Missionary Discipleship articles from The Way:
- Share your journey through Lent on social media.
Lenten Message from Fr. Steve
On Ash Wednesday 35 years ago during my studies for the priesthood, our seminary director of spiritual formation gave a homily during Mass that day that permanently changed my approach to the season of Lent. The gist of his remarks were that we typically focus on what WE do during Lent: the traditional practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. While these are important, they are only meant to serve as an instrument for us to be attentive to something else: What does God want to do in us during this holy season?
When the focus is on what we do, we can be tempted to be proud of ourselves for what we accomplished if we adhere faithfully to our Lenten practices. Or, conversely, we can despair if we fail to observe our Lenten resolutions. In doing so, we miss the point of what the season of Lent is all about. And so, while what we do is important, may we see it as only a pathway to help attune our hearts to the movement of the Holy Spirit within us and among us during these 40 days of Lent. How is the Holy Spirit seeking to empower us to embrace more fully the call we have been given as beloved children of God and disciples of Jesus?
Learn more about Lent in this 3-minute video by Busted Halo