Lent "Noticing God on our Journey"

Welcome to LENT 2019: Noticing God on our journey.  If your’re in the same place at the end of Lent, then… perhaps you haven’t noticed what God is doing!   Lent is not about what we achieve, but about what we allow God to accomplish in us.  Lent offers an extended opportunity to pay attention to how God is present and acting in our lives and world.  We’re invited to experience metanoia – a change of thinking, a change of heart, that moves us to be more loving, faith-filled, compassionate and generous - as Christ.  You’re invited to journey of renewal—give yourself the gift of space and time to receive God’s grace and mercy!



A respectful silence for Lent. We ask everyone to maintain a prayerful silence before the start of Mass as a Lenten practice this year. You’ll also notice a few more moments of quiet after the readings and after communion... “‘Silence is God’s first language’ (John of the Cross);  everything else is a poor translation. In order to hear that language, we must learn to be still and rest in God.“ Fr. Thomas Keating, O.C.S.O.

Support your lenten journey by taking advantage of  some of the many opportunities available. Pick up a black book for daily reflection or use the online suggestions for “The Biggest Lie” and see where the Spirit leads. Pray the short video stations on the Lent page on our website.  Pray the examen at the end your day: When did you notice the presence of God? When did you feel distant from God?

Here are two links for the Daily Examine:




Learn more about the Stations of The Cross with CRS Rice Bowl: Click Here!

Please note the many prayer opportunities for Lent:

  • “The Journey of Suffering”: presentation by Deacon Tony Cecil, Sunday March 17, 3:30pm in the Worship Center.  

  • 40 Hours of Eucharistic Adoration: Sunday March 17, 4:30pm - Tuesday, March 19, 8:30am, in the Worship Space.

  • Stations of the Cross, led by Youth, Wednesday, March 20, 7:30pm, Worship Center.

  • Rosary prayer every Monday in the Chapel, 5pm

  • Daily Mass, Tuesdays - Fridays, 8:30am (unless rescheduled for a funeral).

  • Centering Prayer: Tuesdays (Section J) and Fridays (Library) at 9:15am

  • SoulLife Contemplative Prayer, which includes a time of silent meditation,  1st and 3rd Tuesdays in the Worship Space, 7pm

  • Taize Contemplative Prayer uses short repeated chants as well as readings, intercessions and a short period of silence, each Friday of Lent in the Worship Space, 6:50-7:25am.

  • Eucharistic Adoration each Friday of Lent, in the Chapel, 9:30am - 12:30pm.

  • Make a weekday visit—Our Chapel and Worship Space are available Mon—Friday, 8am-4pm.

  • Labyrinth: This traditional walking prayer is available on the grounds as weather suits you.

Lenten Opportunities for Reconciliation:

  • Epiphany/Regional Communal Reconciliation, Tuesday Mar 26, 2:00PM

  • Individual Reconciliation: Saturdays of Lent, 4:00PM, Chapel





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