Lenten Offerings

Lenten Offerings

Lent is about preparing our hearts and lives, humbling ourselves, and remembering Jesus’ life through His ministry, His death, and finally His incredible resurrection. As Catholic Christians, we are called to examine our own lives and continually grow in our discipleship.

Click here for additional resources for Lenten Catholic spiritual practices

Online Lenten Prayer Service

Our traditional Lenten in-person Communion Service will be offered as an Online Lenten Prayer service led by Seton’s own Deacon Jeff Copson & Deacon Dick Winkowski. Daily readings, Gospel Reflections, meditations, music and blessings will be celebrated and shared as a great way to add prayer to Lent!

A new Prayer Service will be released each Wednesday during Lent.
Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-703552.


Week 2, March 3, 2021 - led by Deacon Dick Winkowski


Week 1, February 24, 2021 - led by Deacon Jeff Copson


Lenten Day of Reconciliation

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - Private Confessions Only

Location: St. John Vianney - Brookfield, 1755 N Calhoun Rd, Brookfield, WI 
8:00 am to Noon

Location: St. Dominic Catholic Parish, 18255 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield, WI 
Noon to 6:00 pm


At Home for Lent & Holy Week

Our At Home for Lent & Holy Week bag contains items to help guide you on your Lenten journey as you deepen your relationship with Jesus. From Ash Wednesday through Easter Sunday, you’ll find resources that just might help you create your best Lent yet.

Follow the list below and use items from your home to create a Lenten bag. Refer to the explanation cards for each item to understand their use and purpose. (Click on the individual pictures for a link to purchase items to create your At Home bag.)

Create your own At Home for Lent & Holy Week bag:
Envelope of Ashes
Little Black Book
Rice Bowl
  • Jesus told us that whatever we did for one of these least brothers of His we did for Him. Reflect on the challenge of global hunger—it’s a reality for millions of our sisters and brothers. Collect your donations in a CRS rice bowl, and turn in your gifts at the end of Lent. Even $1 a day makes a difference!
  • Click here for the info card.
Your Lenten Nail
Vigil Candle
Holy Water
Easter Bell
  • At Easter we bring back the "Alleluia" and ring our bells every time we hear the word.
  • Click here for the info card.
  • Have your Hershey's Hug ready for Fr. Joe's Easter homily.

Bonus: The History of Pretzels

Additional Resources

 


Stations of the Cross

Through prayer and meditation, you will have the chance to pray the Stations of the Cross. Traditionally prayed on Friday evenings in our Sanctuary, this year, you may choose a time and format that fits your schedule and follow Jesus’ journey to the cross.

  • Outdoor, in an open air atmosphere while maintaining social distancing; Seton’s west parking lot; dawn to dusk, beginning February 19; (optional: connect to video on your mobile device)
  • At Home, access a pre-recorded video on your device and try out this prayer experience. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Pastoral staff members will offer a unique version of the Stations of the Cross - just as they have any other year in Lent. This will give you the opportunity to pray them in the comfort of your own home. A new Prayer Service will be released each Friday during Lent. 

Tap the picture or click here to view the Stations of the Cross videos.


2021 Lent and Holy Week Calendar

Ash Wednesday, February 17

  • 8:00 am & 6:30 pm Mass - Public
  • 6:30 pm Mass - Livestream
  • Receive ashes, make a plan for sacrifice, almsgiving and prayer. Join us as we begin the 40 days to Holy Week.

Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion

  • Saturday, March 27 @ 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 28 @ 8:30 & 10:45 am

Holy Thursday, April 1

  • Mass of the Last Supper – 7:00 pm
  • Adoration of the Eucharist – 8:30 pm - 12:00 am

Good Friday, April 2

  • Celebration of the Passion & Death of Jesus – 1:30 pm

Holy Saturday, April 3

  • Blessing of Easter Food - 1:30 pm
  • Easter Vigil & First Mass of the Resurrection - 8:00 pm

Easter Sunday, April 4

  • Easter Sunday of the Resurrection – 8:30 am & 10:45 am