Lent is the time in the liturgical year leading up to the glory of Jesus’ resurrection on Easter Sunday when we, as Catholics, give alms, pray more, and fast. Marist will honor Lent in a variety of ways.
Students looking to do service (almsgiving) during Lent can visit the Student Life Office to find out about service projects with Campus Ministry.
Also, please note that Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, all Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. For members of the Roman Catholic Church, the discipline of fasting is obligatory from age 18 through age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The discipline concerning abstinence from meat is binding upon Catholics from age 14 onwards. Meat is not served in the cafeteria on these days.
- Ash Wednesday Mass with the Distribution of Ashes is open to all school parents, grandparents, etc. on Wednesday, February 26, at 9:30 a.m.
- Weekly Morning Mass will be held every Friday at 7:10 a.m. in the chapel and is open to all.
- The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered all day in the chapel on Friday, March 6, 13, 27, and April 3.
- Eucharistic Adoration will be held all day in the chapel on Wednesdays and is open to the public.
- The Marist Young Adults are presenting an evening of Taize Prayer in the chapel on Sunday, March 1, at 7:00 p.m. Reply via their Instagram page.
- The Liturgy Committee will set up a prayer space in the chapel that will feature a large wooden cross, notecards, and nails, for those who wish to pray and engage in a self-guided reconciliation ritual.
- The Faculty Faith Formation group will distribute a daily prayer guide for Lent to all faculty, staff, and administrators.
Here are some resources to enrich your Lenten season:
Marist Brothers Novitiate USA
40 Prayers in 40 Days
Sisters of Mercy Lenten Blog
25 Great Things You Can Do For Lent
Ignatian Spirituality Lenten Resources
Archdiocese of Chicago
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