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|
|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|
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).