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February 18 - April 4

During Lent, in addition to our Catholic liturgies at Lakeshore Campus and Water Tower Campus, weekly Labre Ministry, Loyola Retreats, and Protestant Worship Services, we offer the following signature events:


Feb. 18 See full schedule Ash Wednesday Masses and Services Liturgy MDS
Feb. 21 10:00 a.m. Entering into Catholic Prayer Prayer Damen 217
Tuesdays 9:00 p.m. Mass Liturgy ASC
Feb. 26 1:00 p.m. Soup and Substance Speaker Damen 217
Mar. 10 7:30 p.m. IGNITE Eucharistic Adoration Prayer/Speaker SJCS
Mar. 18 9:30 p.m. Taize Prayer around the Cross Liturgy MDS
Mar. 19 6:30 p.m. Soup and Solidarity Speaker Damen 217
Mar. 22-26  TBD Busy Students' Retreat Retreat Various
Mar. 24 12:00 p.m. Oscar Romero Comemmoration Mass Liturgy MDS
Mar. 27 7:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross Liturgy MDS
Apr. 1 7:00 p.m. Individual Reconciliation (Confession) Sacrament MDS
MDS - Madonna della Strada Chapel, Lakeshore Campus
ASC - All Saints Chapel, Water Tower Campus
SJCS - St. Joseph College Seminary, 1120 W. Loyola Ave.


Daily Devotions: Prayerfully consider the meaning of discipleship and the significance of Ignatian values in today’s dizzyingly distracted world with the Jesuit Lenten program, Igniting Our Values.

Guidelines for Fasting: Many Christians fast by “giving up” something for Lent. Catholics who are fourteen years old and older must abstain from meat (e.g., beef, chicken, etc.) every Friday during Lent, although eggs and dairy products are permitted. For Greek Orthodox Christians’ guidelines for fasting during Great Lent, click here.


Lent is a forty day period of time during which Christians devote themselves to prayer, fasting, and works of mercy as a way of preparing themselves to celebrate Christ’s death and resurrection at Easter. Originally a time of preparation for those who would be baptized on Easter, Lent gradually became a time when those who had left the practice of their faith would return to Christ and the Church. Today, Lent offers Christians an opportunity to prepare themselves to recommit to their baptismal promises at Easter by returning to the basic practices of their faith during Lent.

 “NOW is the time” (2 Cor. 6:2a, NAB).


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