Lent is a 40-day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday. It's a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord's Resurrection at Easter. We seek the Lord in prayer during Lent by reading Sacred Scripture; we serve by giving alms and practicing self-control through fasting. We are called not only to abstain from luxuries during Lent but to a true inner conversion of heart as we seek to follow Christ's will more faithfully. We recall the waters of baptism in which we were also baptized into Christ's death, died to sin and evil, and began a new life in Christ.
Many know of the tradition of abstaining from meat on Fridays during Lent, but we are also called to practice self-discipline and fast in other ways throughout the season. Contemplate the meaning and origins of the Lenten fasting tradition in this reflection. In addition, the giving of alms is one way to share God's gifts—not only through the distribution of money but also through sharing our time and talents. As St. John Chrysostom reminds us: "Not to enable the poor to share in our goods is to steal from them and deprive them of life. The goods we possess are not ours, but theirs." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2446).
In Lent, the baptized are called to renew their baptismal commitment as others prepare to be baptized through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, a period of learning and discernment for individuals who have declared their desire to become Catholics.
Lenten Penance Service | Servicio de Penitencia de Cuaresma
7:00 pm | Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Martes, 14 de marzo, 2023
Parish Lent Night | Noche de Cuaresma Parroquial
Wednesday, March 29, 2023 | Miercoles, 29 de marzo, 2023
Bring your children or grandchildren for an evening of activities centered on the passion and Resurrection of our Lord. Help your family learn more about the story of our Savior’s sacrifice and glory in an engaging, hands-on way. There will be family Activity Centers for adults and children from preschool through junior high. The event will conclude with a prayer service.
5:30 pm - Dinner | Cena
6:00 pm - Prayer and Activities | Oración y actividades
Wednesdays in Lent | Los miércoles de Cuaresma
7:00 pm | Gospel Reflection & Faith Sharing
March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 on ZOOM
CLICK HERE to Register for Lenten Faith Sharing
Download the Lenten Reflection guide we will use: ENLARGING THE TENT
7:00 pm | Temas Cuaresmales para Crecer tu Espiritualidad
Marzo 15 y 22, 2023 en persona en el Moran Center
Para más información: Envíe un correo electrónico a Isela Caudillo a [email protected]
o llame a Jaime Perez (818) 349-1500 x114
Fridays in Lent | Los viernes de Cuaresma
5:30 pm - Estaciones de la Cruz en Español
6:30 pm - Lenten Supper in Stroup Hall | Cena en Stroup Hall
7:30 pm - Stations of the Cross
Scripture Rosary - Sorrowful Mysteries
Stations of the Cross
AT HOME FOR FAMILY ENGAGEMENT
Lenten Fasting & Abstinence