During the season of Lent, the Church asks the faithful to surrender themselves to prayer, penance and almsgiving. Catholics recognize these practices as a link to their baptismal promises. Lent is a time for true conversion of heart and mind for followers of Christ.
In keeping with the spirit and meaning of the Lenten fast, Catholics are encouraged to observe the Good Friday fast through Holy Saturday and until the celebration of the Easter vigil. It is also encouraged for Catholics to visit the Sacrament of Reconciliation
From the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday marks the Easter Triduum. Though chronologically three days, they are liturgically one day unfolding for us the unity of Christ's Paschal Mystery. The single celebration of the Triduum marks the end of the Lenten season, and leads to the Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord at the Easter Vigil.
During the 2017 Lenten season we will be sharing #40WaystoLent
across our social media channels. Each day we'll share a new idea or suggestion centered around prayer, penance, & almsgiving, to help guide you through your Lenten experience. Click the links below and follow us!
The Michigan Catholic Invites Readers to #LiveYourBestLent
March 1: Archbishop Vigneron's Ash Wednesday Homily
Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary
St. Joseph, the model of humility and one of our greatest saints is known for his silence. Read what Pope Benedict XVI once said about the poignant silence of Joseph.
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
Read a reflection on how the Palm Sunday liturgy offers us a panoramic view of the Paschal Mysteries.
The summit of the liturgical year, the Easter Triduum begins this evening and continues into the evening of Easter Sunday.
Today, remember the Franciscans who take care of the places where Jesus walked. Remember also the region's living
stones — Christian men and women who live in the Holy Land. Please give today to the collection for the Holy Land in your parish.
As you prepare for the Paschal celebration of Easter, reflect on how well you have lived your Lenten commitment to merciful action during this journey through the desert to the foot of the Cross.
Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
Alleluia! Christ is risen!
Indeed, he is risen!
Resurrection by reading
or reciting the
Proclamation of Easter,