Dive into the heart of the Lenten season as we explore The Three Pillars, share a heartfelt message from Father Joy, and reflect on the significance of Ash Wednesday.
Lenten Prayer Resources
Thanks for checking out Seton's Lenten Prayer Resources! We hope they help you enter a deeper relationship with Jesus this Lent. Feel free to copy and share those that you feel were beneficial as a way to share your faith.
Send us a message if you find any other resources that you want to share with the our community! We would love to include your favorites here!
What is Lent? (From USCCB)
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. During Lent, we seek the Lord in prayer by reading Sacred Scripture; we serve by giving alms; and we practice self-control through fasting.
All About Lent (From Dynamic Catholic)
Lent, the solemn 40-day period before Easter, holds profound significance in the Catholic Church and other Christian traditions. Starting on Ash Wednesday and concluding on Holy Thursday, it is a season of penitence and preparation. Throughout Lent Catholics engage in the spiritual disciplines of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.
Things to Give Up for Lent (From Dynamic Catholic)
When was the last time you had a really memorable Lent? Or even a life-changing Lent? So often we just give up something like chocolate like we always have, without giving it much thought. And we don’t really stick to it. Or if we do manage to get to Easter without eating said chocolate, we realize we haven’t really grown spiritually since the beginning of Lent. And isn’t that actually the point?
Making Your Home A Sacred Place for Lent and Easter
As the season turns, the church ladies scurry around one morning, changing out the tapestries, the flowers, and other small details of the sanctuary. Purple for Lent and Advent, green for ordinary time, and white for Easter and Christmas. The United States Bishops share in the book Built of Living Stones: Art, Environment and Worship, 2007, insight into the reason that we decorate our worship spaces. “The tradition of decorating or not decorating the church for liturgical seasons and feasts heightens the awareness of the festive, solemn, or penitential nature of these seasons.
Feeding the Inner Life with Fasting, Prayer, and Almsgiving
The days of Lent are a call for Catholics to prepare to celebrate Christ’s death and resurrection founded upon three pillars: prayer, fasting and almsgiving. On Ash Wednesday, we hear Matthew 6 proclaimed with these familiar exhortations from Jesus: “When you give alms…when you pray…when you fast…” (Matt 6:3, 5, 16). The holy disciplines of Lent are not about “if,” but rather “when.” Jesus knows our humanity, our frailty, and our need for spiritual growth throughout the year, but especially in Lent. He knows amicable almsgiving, persistent prayer, and fastidious fasting (OK, this last one might be a stretch, but you get the idea!) are good for our souls.
How to Pray with Sacred Art During Lent and Holy Week
At first glance, it looks simply like a time-worn statue of Jesus. The paint is faded, and the arms are broken off. But with eyes inspired by the principles of Visio Divina, the carved wooden statue at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, called Standing Christ, becomes an artifact of rich spiritual significance, full of mystery and symbolism. Visio Divina, or “sacred seeing,” has a way of doing that, revealing through the “eyes of the heart” what is hidden, bringing it into the light.
Stations of the Cross
Join us for Stations of the Cross, where we reflect on the journey of Christ, available both in person and online. Come together as we meditate on the profound moments of Jesus' passion and share in the spiritual experience.
Take up your cross and follow Jesus, giving of your gifts to God and His people along the way.
Walk by Faith
Pray online anytime. Access a pre-recorded video on your device and try out this unique prayer experience.
Follow Along with Seton's Stations and USCCB
Follow along with Seton's Stations of the Cross and the "Scriptural Stations of the Cross" from USCCB.
To learn more about a particular station, click on its corresponding image. Once you click on an image, a description of the station (from USCCB) will appear.
The following stations of the cross are based on those celebrated by Pope John Paul II on Good Friday 1991. They are presented here as an alternative to the traditional stations and as a way of reflecting more deeply on the Scriptural accounts of Christ's passion.
Come to Sippel Hall on Thursdays to walk this ancient prayer path for quiet reflection.
After 8:00 am Mass until 10:00 am
Lenten Prayer Service w/Communion
Daily readings, Gospel reflections, meditations, music and blessings will be celebrated and shared as a great way to add prayer to Lent.
Wednesday Evenings between February 21st and March 20th
Lectio Divina (with Skylar)
Pray the Rosary
Pray, Reconcile & Rejoice - 12 Hours of Reconciliation
On Wednesday, March 20, the sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered at 11 area parishes.