Lenten Resources

Women & Men’s Conference

Be on Fire – Set the World on Fire: a one-day program from the Fall River Diocese for spiritual enrichment during Lent.

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Lenten Calendar

Daily inspiration for your Lenten journey.
(In English & Spanish, from the USCCB)

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Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Thursday, is the forty-day period of spiritual renewal that helps us prepare for the celebration of the Paschal mystery of Christ—that is, his passion, death and resurrection. It is a time for prayer, sacrifice, and works of charity for others. It is a time to turn away from sinfulness and evil -to have a change of heart- in preparation for the joyous celebration of Easter. The word Lent comes from the middle English lente and the German lenz which means spring.

Diocesan Lenten Regulations

Bishop da Cunha’s Lenten Message

Pope Francis’ Lenten Message

Taunton Deanery Lenten Mission, March 4-7

New Bedford Deanery Lenten Retreat, March 19-21

Fall River Area Lenten Mission, Feb. 26-March 1

Fall River Diocese Women & Men’s Conference

Ash Wednesday is Feb. 14; Marks Beginning of Lent

Penitential Practices for Lent

CRS Rice Bowl

Bilingual Calendar (from USCCB)

Calendar with Daily Prayers & Reflections (from USCCB)

Lenten Prayer (from USCCB)

Q & A on Lent and Lenten Practices (from USCCB)

Please check this page periodically as additional resources will be posted. Also, visit the diocesan web calendar for information including parish-sponsored missions, retreats, and other Lenten programs, as well as The Anchor, the diocesan newspaper.

Contact Us

450 Highland Avenue
PO Box 2577
Fall River, MA 02722

Phone: 508-675-1311
E-mail: info@fallriverdiocese.org