Lent comes every year. It’s meant to be a time when we invite God to help us become the-best-version-of-ourselves. But for many of us, Lent isn’t a transformative experience. It’s just a time when we give up chocolate or something else we enjoy, then go back to it at Easter.
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What is Lent?
Lent is the annual season of preparation for the Most Holy of all Seasons in the Church, Easter. It begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Thursday evening, when the Triduum begins.
What Must I Do?
All healthy Catholics from age 18-59 are required to fast and abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, and to abstain from meat all other Fridays during Lent. All youth ages 14-17 are also required to abstain from meat on those days. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. (This year, Bishop Sheridan has removed the requirement to abstain from meat on St. Patrick’s Day, the 3rd Friday in Lent, and has asked that we abstain on another day that week instead.)
What Should I Do?
We are urged to renew ourselves spiritually throughout Lent by practicing the three main Lenten disciplines: Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving.
Fasting reminds us to find happiness in God rather than in the physical satisfaction of our physical needs, and recognize that all true and lasting pleasure comes from God. Through fasting, our relationship to ourselves is reoriented toward God.
Almsgiving provides assistance to the poor among us, helps us to recognize God as the true source of our security, and brings our relationship to others into our relationship with God by sharing Christ’s love.
Prayer helps us to acknowledge our limitations and let go of the desire to control everything. In the process, we open ourselves to all that God has to offer us.
Ash Wednesday, February 14
Stations of the Cross
February 16, 6pm*
February 23, 7pm
March 2, 7pm
March 9, 7pm
March 16, 7pm
March 23, 7pm
March 30 (Good Friday), 3pm
*Veneration of Relics will be at 6pm followed by Stations of the Cross at 7pm.
Knights of Columbus Fish Fry Fridays
Come to Jaeger Hall for a delicious Lenten meal of cod, red potatoes, cole slaw, world famous clam chowder, apple sauce, dessert, coffee and soft drinks. Grilled salmon will also be available in limited quantities. Children under 12 are $6, adults are $10 and families are $28. Please make checks payable to Knights of Columbus.
February 23, 4:30-7pm
March 2, 4:30-7pm
March 9, 4:30-7pm
March 16, 4:30-7pm
Holy Saturday, March 31
Tuesdays and Thursday: after 5:30pm Mass
Fridays: after Stations of the Cross
Or schedule an appointment with Fr. Gregory, Fr. Don or Fr. Michael.
Poverty Soup Supper and Living Stations of the Cross
St. Peter Catholic School will host a poverty soup supper followed by middle school students enacting the living stations of the cross.
St. Peter Catholic Church
55 Jefferson St.
Monument, CO 80132
Weekend Mass Schedule
Sat: 8am, 5pm
Sun: 8am, 10:30am, 5pm