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 –

We typically celebrate sometime during Lent 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! This year’s gathering will actually be on Holy Thursday beginning at 5 p.m. The Mass of the Lord’s Supper will begin at 7 p.m. Details will be forthcoming.

Seating is limited to 100 people. Tickets will be announced as we get closer.

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 traditional practices, and for inspiration. You will also receive information about Fasting as it relates to the Bible. You can sign up for the group by clicking here.

Lenten Enrichment and Reflections

You can join Flocknote groups for Lent that range from Holy Heroes (Ages 5 – 12), to weekly messages, all the way to a daily Lenten Challenge. Signup Links below. If you prefer a Lenten reflection booklet, ones for adults, families, and children will be available in the vestibule of church the week prior to Lent.

Weekly Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

You are invited to join us each Tuesday from 4:30 – 5:30 for the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Reconciliation. There is also one first Friday on March 1st 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 12:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. In Genesee, they will be at 6:30 p.m. You can also stop by anytime the church is open to walk through and reflect on the stations at your own pace.

  • February 16: Knights of Columbus
  • February 23: Family Faith Formation
  • March 1: St. Mary’s School
  • March 8: Catholic Women’s League
  • March 15: Liturgy Committee/Pastoral Council
  • March 22: RCIA

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.