Lenten Opportunities

Lent is traditionally a time when Catholics focus on growing in our faith, strengthening our relationship with Jesus Christ, and building our participation in the church. We look forward to journeying with you!

Opportunities at St. Mary’s for Lent

Seder Meal – Saturday, March 25th 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

We typically celebrate sometime before Holy Week with a reenactment of the Last Supper of Jesus and the Apostles. A full family-style dinner will be served along with prayers and songs. What’s a Seder meal you ask? https://denvercatholic.org/host-family-seder-meal/ It’s very educational and an interesting look at history!

Seating is limited to 100 people. Tickets are available at the Office: Individuals $5.00 Families $12.00 They can also be found online with Flocknote here.

Small Faith Sharing Groups

Join a small group of people sharing life, faith, and Catholic values. Bring an open heart and a questioning mind. Each week will include a discussion on the upcoming Sunday reading. Each discussion will include prayers, scripture readings, conversation starters, reflections, and questions. Sunday readings will come alive and help integrate them into our daily lives.

  • Join an existing group by contacting the office here. Caroline has lists of groups taking new people or you can form your own with those around you. It can be a very rewarding addition to Lent!
  • We aren’t allowed to post the materials directly here for download but if you email us we can send you the information. We also have packets printed and available at the Family Center Office.

Lenten Fasting Support Blog

Each day during Lent, Denise Wetzel, of ReMARKable Farms, will send out a daily email about fasting for those who are interested in its history, the practice, and for inspiration. You can sign up for the group by clicking here.

On Sunday, February 19th at 9:00 a.m. she will give a brief presentation about the history and applications of fasting. Light refreshments will be served.

Best Lent Ever 2023 by Dynamic Catholic

Join the group Best Lent Ever to receive emails each day from the popular Dynamic Catholic program. They’ll help focus your day, inspire you to explore your potential, and show you how to create Holy Moments all across your life. Signup on FlockNote here.

Weekly Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

You are invited to join us each Thursday during Lent from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. There is also one first Friday on March 3rd where there will be a 24 hour opportunity to visit in Adoration.

“All of us, gazing on the Lord’s glory with unveiled faces, are being transformed from glory to glory into His very image by the Lord Who is the Spirit.”

2 Corinthians 3:18

Soup and Bread Suppers

Each Friday before Stations of the Cross we will gather at the Family Center for a soup and bread supper provided by the group hosting the Stations that Friday. They will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Join us for Stations of the Cross each Friday

You can check the calendar here to see times for these in Genesee and in Moscow. Stations are hosted each week by a different group of the Parish. In Moscow, they will be at 12:10 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. In Genesee they will be at 7:00 p.m.

CRS Rice Bowls

Collect Lenten alms throughout Lent and we will donate them to Catholic Relief Services after Easter. Rice Bowls can be picked up at the office soon.