Are you busy this Lent?
You should be! But not with your regular activities. Lent is a time to dig deep into your Catholic Faith.
Lent is the primary penitential season in the Catholic Church. It’s a time for taking stock of your life and setting yourself back on the right spiritual path toward God.
Penitential practices purify you and empty you of all the things in life that are opposed to God so that you can be filled up by him.
During Lent, Catholics take on extra devotions, fast, pray more, and try to learn more about the Faith.
There’s plenty of opportunity for all these things at Holy Cross this Lent. Below you’ll find a listing of all the special Lenten events and devotions taking place here after Ash Wednesday, which is February 13.
Learning the Love of God: February 20, 27, and March 6, 13: 9:00 am or 7:00 pm. Call Parish Office to register. Admission is free.
Eucharistic Adoration – February 14 and February 21 (6:30 pm – 8:00 pm)
Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic – February 28, March 7, 14, and 21. Each of these evenings, in the Mezzanine, there will be speakers discussing one of these four signs beginning at 6:30 pm. Eucharistic Adoration will begin at 6:00 pm on these days and conclude at 8:00 pm.
Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Chaplet of Divine Mercy: 3:00 pm in the church
Stations of the Cross: 5:30 pm in the church followed by Benediction.
Parish Fish Fry: February 15, 22, and March 1, 8, 15, 22: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm in the Parish Center Great Hall.
Communal Penance Services:
- Monday, March 11: 7:00 pm at Holy Cross
- Tuesday, March 12: 7:00 pm at St. Patrick
- Wednesday, March 13: 7:00 pm at St. Matthew
- Thursday, March 14: 7:00 pm at Our Lady of the Lake