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.
Lenten Calendar (from USCCB)
Lenten Calendar en Español (from USCCB)
Lenten Resources (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.