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Lent

A Quick Explanation of Lent
For a two minute explanation of Lent and Ash Wednesday, click here.

Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent, February 18, 2015
Masses at 8 am, 12 noon, 4:30 pm & 9 pm
(Ashes will be distributed at all four masses.)
There will be music to assist our worship at 12 noon, 4:30 pm, & 9 pm.

Confessions (Sacramental Reconciliation)
>> On Ash Wednesday, there will be confessions before and after the 12 noon, 4:30 pm and 9 pm masses in the Shannon Chapel
(that is from 11:30am to 12 noon, 12:45pm to 1:30pm, 3:45pm to 4:30pm, 5:15pm to 6:00pm, 8:15pm to 9:00pm, and 9:45pm to 10:15pm).
>> During Lent confession will be available on Mondays at 4:30 pm  and Wednesdays at 12:45 pm.

Masses during Lent
During Lent there will be weekday masses at 8 am and 12 noon, Monday to Friday,  in the Shanahan Chapel, and at 5:15 pm in the Jesuit Residence Community Chapel, Tuesday to Friday.
Sunday Masses will be at 11 am and 7 pm.

Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross will take place in the chapel on Fridays at 4:30 pm.
(that is on February 20, February 27, March 6, March 20, and March 27
)
Stations will last about 20 to 25 minutes.

Fasting
The Catholic tradition suggests the following:
++ Abstaining from meat on Ash Wednesday & the Fridays of Lent
++ Fasting on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. (Fasting means no eating between meals and consuming only two small meals and one large one during the day.)

Almsgiving
Almsgiving can take on many forms. The Sunday collections at Le Moyne will be to help various ministries to the poor.  Almsgiving can also take the form of doing service to help others in need.  See www.lemoyne.edu/tabid/3047/default.aspx for info on local service or contact Fr. Dolan at dolanws@lemoyne.edu

Prayer with the Jesuits in the United States: Igniting Our Values, Lent 2015
The Jesuits of the United States will be making a daily retreat through the season of Lent and Easter and they would like to invite you to join them.  They will be using the internet to connect us in mind, heart, and prayer through these great seasons of the Church.  It is as simple as signing up for regular emails using the link below, and giving yourself a some time each day to reconnect consciously with God. Don't be intimidated! This retreat is not as rigorous as the 30 day silent retreat, but it is a beautiful way of connecting with God amidst the business of your daily life. Even a few minutes a day can be enriching, and with more intention, commitment, and grace, you may even experience transformation. Please go to the following link and register for daily prayer resources: click here.  

Prayer In Community
Tuesday Night Ignatian Ignite Examen and faith sharing at 8 pm in the Community Room
Thursday Night Eucharistic Adoration from 9 to 10 pm
Thursday evening POD at 8 pm in the chapel
Wednesday daytime PODS at 12noon and 1pm

Renewing the Face of the Earth
Authors from around the world will offer short reflections from their experiences of caring for creation and the day’s readings.
ignatiansolidarity.net/lent/

Diversity Examen

Use the Ignatian Examen to reflect on diversity on our campus.
Reflect on how we are dealing with race, gender, class, and other issues.
Ask campus ministry to lead your group in a brief
reflection or examen about these things.
Call x 4110 to set something up.

 

Diversity Examen: Sample one

1.     Take a minute to take a slow breathe and calm down.  Ask God to help you reflect on how you deal with diversity in your life.

2.     Think of a person or groups of people whom you have encountered who are in some way different from yourself because of gender or race or class or ethnic background.

3.     Do you recall having any biases or pre-judgments about this person or group before you encountered them?

4.     In what ways has this person or group been a blessing to you?  In what ways have your learned something about others?  In what ways have you learned something about yourself?  Thank God for what you have learned.

5.     In what ways has this person or group caused you to be upset or critical or even angry?  In what way does something feel not right or unjust. Pray for some greater understanding and healing.

6.     Pray for this person or group.

 

Diversity Examen: Sample two

1.     Take a minute to take a slow breathe and calm down. 

Ask God to help you reflect on how you deal with race.

Ask God do give you self-understanding.

Ask God to help you understand the other.

2.     Think of a person who you have encountered who is from a race different from yourself. How did you come to know this person?  

3.     Do you recall any biases or judgments about this person before you encountered them?

4.     In what ways has this person caused you to be upset or critical or even angry?  What did they do if anything to upset you?  Pray for some greater understanding and healing.

5.     In what ways has this person been a blessing to you?  In what ways have your learned something about others?  In what ways have you learned something about yourself?  Thanks God for what you have learned.

6.     How has your relationship with this person changed or developed if at all?

7.     Pray for the person.

 

Diversity Examen: Sample three

1.     Take a minute to take a slow breathe and calm down. 

Ask God to help you reflect on how you deal with people of a different class.

Ask God do give you self-understanding.

Ask God to help you understand the other.

Ask God to help you understand yourself.

2.     Think of a person who you have encountered who is economically poor (or rich)? How did you come to encounter this person?   What were your first reactions to this person?  Did you make any judgments as you met this person?

3.     Has this person caused you to be upset or critical or even angry? 

What did they do if anything to upset you? 

Pray for some greater understanding and healing.

4.     In what ways has this person been a blessing to you? 

In what ways have your learned something about others? 

In what ways have you learned something about yourself? 

Thanks God for what you have learned.

5.     How has your relationship with this person changed or developed if at all?

6.     Pray for the person.  Pray for yourself.

 

Diversity Examen: Sample four

1.     Take a minute to take a slow breathe and calm down. 

Ask God to help you reflect on how you deal with people of a different gender and the same gender as yourself.

Ask God do give you self-understanding.

Ask God to help you understand the other.

Ask God to help you understand yourself.

2.     Have you ever been hurt by someone because of your gender?  What happened?

3.     Have you ever been judged or excluded because of your gender?

How did you respond to this hurt?

4.     Have you ever judged or excluded someone because of gender?  What did you do or say? How did the person react?  Were they hurt?

5.     How has forgiveness come into this situation?  Were you ever forgiven?  Were you able to forgive?