Rediscover Lent

Lent this year is from Wednesday, February 14, 2024 to Thursday, March 28, 2024

Lent is a season of repentance, prayer, and fasting. The season lasts for 40 days, beginning with Ash Wednesday and ends when the evening Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday begins. The season reflects the 40 days Jesus spent in prayer and fasting in the desert before starting his public ministry.  Lent is also observed by many other Christian denominations.

Lent begins the morning after Madi Gras, or Fat Tuesday.  Mardi Gras was traditionally a day of reasonable indulgence prior to the beginning of the 40-day period of prayer and fasting.  The morning after is Ash Wednesday, a day when Catholics engage in prayer and fasting and attend Mass to receive ashes on their heads as a sign of penance.

We encourage you to learn more at the links below.

Bishop Barron on Lent

Bishop Barron on Lent

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday HD