The Diocese has prepared a special Lenten section to help you navigate the next 40 days! In this section you will find information, links and videos to all things Lent. There are messages from the Holy Father and from our Apostolic Administrator. There are explanations of the practices of Lent, i.e. Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving. There are activities and ideas for teaching your kids and grandkids about this important liturgical season. There is also information about the sacrament of reconciliation.
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Lent is a new beginning, a path leading to the certain goal of Easter, Christ’s victory over death. This season urgently calls us to conversion. Christians are asked to return to God “with all their hearts” (Joel 2:12), to refuse to settle for mediocrity and to grow in friendship with the Lord. Jesus is the faithful friend who never abandons us. Even when we sin, he patiently awaits our return; by that patient expectation, he shows us his readiness to forgive (cf. Homily, 8 January 2016).
Lent is a favourable season for deepening our spiritual life through the means of sanctification offered us by the Church: fasting, prayer and almsgiving. >>more
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ:
This Lent, which begins on March 1st, I invite you to join me in renewing our journey as Catholic Christians on the path to holiness.
Holiness means being perfect (mature or complete) like the heavenly Father, who gives generously to bad and good alike (Matthew 5.45-48). Holiness means being lovingly obedient like Jesus; it means to live, guided by the Holy Spirit.
St. Francis de Sales said the path to holiness is different according to one’s state in life. It is exercised differently by the farmer, investment broker, scientist, by the minimum wage worker; by the politician and teacher; by those widowed, by young people, parents of young children and the clergy. The quest for holiness should be adapted to the strength, activities, and duties of each person. >>more