Diocese of Galveston-Houston
What is Lent?
According to Our Sunday Visitor’s Catholic Dictionary, Lent is the liturgical season in preparation for Easter. It lasts forty days during which fasting, prayer and almsgiving are encouraged for the faithful. Forty days is first mentioned in the Canons of Nicaea, 325 A.D. possibly to remember the forty days that Jesus spent in the desert in preparation for His public ministry.
Daily Mass, the Sacrament of Penance, the devotion of the Stations of the Cross, works of charity and justice and acts of self-denial are highly recommended during Lent.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Stations of the Cross are every Friday in Lent at 7:00 pm in the Church. The Fish Fry will remain open until 8:30 pm to accommodate those wishing to attend after the Stations.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS AT THE COLOSSEUM
Written by Pope John Paul II, Good Friday 2000 - From www.zenit.org
Lenten Message of Pope John Paul II for Lent 2003
Message of Pope John Paul II for Lent 2001
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