Lenten Resources

 Make the most of your Lent with these parish and online resources!

Sacred Heart Parish Lenten Retreat Saturday, April 6th

Homily Guides

Perspectives on Lent - Loyola Press

Lenten Regulations

Ash Wednesday is not a holy day of obligation. However, it is a universal day of fast and abstinence. Everyone over 14 years of age is bound to observe the law of abstinence. Abstinence from meat is to be observed on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays within the season of Lent.

On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, everyone over 18 and up to the beginning of their 60th years is also bound to observe the law of fast. On these two days, only one full meatless meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs; but together they should not equal another full meal. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, therefore, are the only days of both fast and abstinence.

Pray It Forward - Spirit Catholic Radio

With Lent approaching, you might be thinking about what you plan to “give up.” What if, instead of a typical “give up,” you “take up” instead? Join Spirit Catholic Radio and take up praying for someone you’ve never met through our brand new Pray it Forward project! Sign up

Best Lent Ever - Matthew Kelly

Join us for an incredible forty-day journey toward the-best-version-of-yourself. From Ash Wednesday to Easter, you’ll discover ways to transform your life in forty days. Sign Up

Lenten Gospel Reflections - Bishop Robert Barron

Spend your time with Christ in the Gospel this Lent alongside Bishop Barron and the Word on Fire community. Sign Up

#ShareJesus - Redeemed Online

Join us this Lent as we walk through the Gospel of Mark. Grow closer to Jesus and share your faith with others. Sign Up

Living Lent Daily - Loyola Press

Lent presents a wonderful time to reflect on themes of mercy, and this year’s Living Lent Daily aims to help. This series delivers daily reflections based on the Scriptures of Lent, drawing out lessons of mercy. The messages also include suggestions for further exploration of Lenten themes through additional online articles and prayers. Take time each day for Living Lent Daily, and prepare your heart for a new appreciation of the journey to Easter. Sign up

Walking with Jesus Lenten Challenge - LPi

This Lent, we encourage parishes and their faith communities to join us for a life-changing journey of personal reflection and prayer, as we follow in the footsteps of Christ. Sign up