Weekly Lenten Reflections
FIRST WEEK OF LENT WITH REV. MATTHEW O’DONNELL
FEBRUARY 21-27, 2021
Ways to Safely Participate this Lent
- IN-PERSON AND LIVE-STREAMED – Each Friday during Lent, the Marian Consecration Group will pray and live-stream the Way of the Cross in Spanish via Facebook Live after the 12 pm Mass at St. Clare of Montefalco Chapel.
- Parishioners are invited to attend the daily Mass.
- We ask people to remain in their pew during the prayers.
- Wearing of masks and social distancing will be observed.
- The Live-streamed Service is a safe option for parishioners to participate and pray with the group from their homes.
- LIVE-STREAMED – Each Friday during Lent, Deacon David Andrade will livestream the Vía Crucis in Spanish via Facebook at 7 pm.
- This is a safe way for parishioners to participate and pray with Deacon David from their homes.
Catholic Relief Services – Rice Bowl
This Sunday, February 28, we will hand out the Rice Bowls from Catholic Relief Services. Through CRS Rice Bowl, families learn about how our sisters and brothers across the globe overcome hardships like hunger and malnutrition, and how through Lenten alms, we have the power to make the world a better place for all.
You are encouraged to take one home, practice almsgiving and return it during the last week of Lent. The CRS Rice Bowls will be available in the Church or Parish Office.
Observe Lent in Solidarity with Immigrants
You are invited and encouraged to participate in a Lenten journey of faith, reflection and action in solidarity with all our immigrant brothers and sisters. Here are two resources for your observance of Lent:
- EVERY WEDNESDAY OF LENT – 40 Days of Prayer, Fasting and Action for Immigration Reform from the Archdiocese of Chicago – Participants sign up to commit to their choice of prayer, fasting and acts of mercy for one or several days. CLICK HERE to learn more, or to register your commitment, or to join the Zoom live-streamed Rosary every Wednesday of Lent.
- Lenten Calendar from National Pastoral Migratoria offers a brief Scripture-based reflection for each day of Lent to help us see the face of Christ in refugees and other immigrants and to work for migratory reforms that respect human dignity and preserve families. CLICK HERE for the Lenten Calendar in English.