What is Lent? According to the USCCB, “Lent is a 40 day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday. It’s a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection at Easter. During Lent, we seek the Lord in prayer by reading Sacred Scripture; we serve by giving alms; and we practice self-control through fasting.” (What is Lent?). Lent is a season in the Church year for changing our hearts and drawing us closer to God. Prayer the is key. 

Below you will find several suggested resources (physical/digital), details about our 2023 Parish Lenten Mission, and our Parish Lenten Alms Giving.  Look through these and find one that fits you. (Click HERE to view Seton Lake Ridge’s Lent and Easter Schedule)

Available in the Church
(Find these resources in the Narthex)

Devotional Booklet

“Light for our Path” Praying through Lent with the Saints.
Short daily words of spiritual insight from the saints that will illuminate your relationship with God.

EC (Evangelical Catholic) 1% Challenge Lenten Edition

1% of your day is ONLY 14 minutes and 24 seconds. Challenge yourself and others to spend 1% of each day praying with the word of God, using the saint-recommended way of reading Scripture, Lectio Divina (divine reading): Read, Reflect, Respond, & Rest.

Hallow App #PRAY40 Challenge

Deepen your prayer life this Lent with Hallow, a Catholic prayer and meditation app that helps us all find peace in God.
Visit the page here.

Digital Resources
(Visit these websites and watch, listen, or read.)

Word on Fire: Daily Lent Reflections from Bishop Baron

Bishop Robert Barron is the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and bishop of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester in Minnesota. Visit his Daily Reflections here!

Formed.org Lent and Daily Reflections

FORMED is excited to present curated content to help the Church journey through this Lenten season. In this collection are resources to help the faithful deepen their understanding of various Lenten days, practices, and devotions. You can find resources on prayer, the mystery of Christ’s Passion, the roots of Holy Week found in Judaism, and many things to help guide the faithful through the holiest days in our liturgical year—the Triduum. We pray that all of these resources draw us deeper into the mystery of Lent, Holy Week, and the Triduum as we look forward to the joy of the Resurrection.

Daily Reflections: Sign up at HERE to receive these daily reflections directly to your inbox. Start your day off right with a short video from Dr. Tim Gray.

Simply Catholic: Your Guide to Catholic Lent

Everything you need to know! This is a One-Stop-Shop to find anything and everything you want or need to know about Lent: from Mardi Gras to Holy Week! A quick read with quick answers.
Your Guide To A Catholic Lent: Everything you need for a more spiritual Lent | Simply Catholic

Parish Lenten Mission with Fr. Jack Riley (view here)
Our Parish’s Lenten Alms Giving (Visit our Lenten Alms Giving Page Here)

Human Concerns Ministry: Lenten Giving Tag Trees
The Seton Lake Ridge 2023 Lenten Giving Tag Tree Fundraising Program proceeds will be donated to the MEDICAL MISSIONARIES St. Joseph Clinic (Hospital) in Thomassique, Haiti.
Youth Ministry: Alms Board
Fostering active discipleship in our parish youth – one encounter at a time! Every dollar donated to the YM Alms Board directly impacts the programs, events, and opportunities that we provide our teens as they walk their journey of faith with their family, their friends, and their communities.

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