What is Lent?
Lent is the 40-day season of preparation for Easter. Lent has two major purposes: It recalls or prepares for Baptism, and emphasizes a spirit of penance. Through forty days of closer attention to God’s Word and of more fervent prayer, we are prepared to celebrate the Paschal Mystery.
During Lent, the reminder of baptism already received, as well as the theme of repentance, renew the entire community along with those being prepared to celebrate the paschal mystery, in which each of the elect will share through the sacraments of initiation. (RCIA 125, Ad gentes, 14)
For those already baptized Lent is a time of preparation to celebrate the paschal mystery through reminders of our baptism and penitential practices. (GNLYC 27)
Lent is a privileged time for prayer, fasting and almsgiving. This season provides an opportunity to renew and deepen our relationship with Jesus, and to renew the choices we make, so that we might live as he taught.
When is Lent?
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 6, 2019, and continues until the beginning of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday evening, on April 18, 2019. The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his ministry.
What are the Parish Activities during Lent?
The following parish activities are scheduled as part of our of spiritual renewal and purification on the Lenten Season leading to a joyous Easter morning and a true celebration of the Risen Lord.
- Ash Wednesday Service on 6 March 2019 at 06:30 PM in St. Joseph’s Parish Church
- Praying the Stations of the Cross every Friday of Lent at 06:30 PM starting on 08 March 2019 at St. Joseph’s Parish Church
For more information, please contact our Parish Priest, Fr. John at +6681-813-3669 or at firstname.lastname@example.org