A Quick Explanation of Lent
For a two minute explanation of Lent and Ash Wednesday, click here.
Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent, March 5, 2014
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 Tuesdays 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.
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 March 7, March 14, March 28, April 4, and April 11)
Stations will last about 20 to 25 minutes.
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 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.
Prayer with the Jesuits in the United States
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.
On Saturday, March 29, the College will host a day-long retreat led by William Watson, S.J. titled “Discovering God in the Midst of Our Daily Life: Enriching our Faith Through Ignatian Prayer.”
The retreat will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Panasci Family Chapel. The cost for students is actually $10, for faculty and staff is $20, for alums is $30, and for the general public is $40.
Prayer In Community
Tuesday Night Christian Life Community at 9 pm
Wednesday Night Ignatian Ignite Examen at 8:45 pm
Thursday Night Eucharistic Adoration from 9 to 10 pm