This year Lent will start on Ash Wednesday, February 13th and will continue until Saturday, March 30th.
In Western Christianity, Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and concludes on Holy Saturday. The six Sundays in Lent are not counted among the 40 day of Lent because each Sunday represents a "mini-Easter," a celebration of Jesus' victory over sin and death.
On campus, on Ash Wednesday, ashes will be distributed during the 8 a.m. Mass in Donahue Hall. They will also be distributed at the 12:05 p.m. and 4:35 p.m. Masses in The Chapel of Mary. At 9 p.m., there will be masses in the following student residences: Holy Cross Center, New Hall, Boland, and O'Hara.
Every weekday during Lent there will be a video faith sharing presentation by a student, staff or faculty member on Facebook or the the Web page of Campus Ministry.
Stations of the Cross
There will be Stations of the Cross on Fridays at 4:30 p.m. Also on Monday evenings at 9 p.m., there will be adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The Knights of Columbus will likely lead a weekly rosary at a time still to be determined.
During Lent, the Roche Dining Commons will feature meatless Fridays.
Moreau Year of Faith Lectures
In addition, the College will be hosting a Moreau Year of Faith monthly lecture series. The first presentation will be by the Vice President for Mission Fr. James Lies, C.S.C. on February 14th at 7 p.m. in the Cleary Dining Room in Roche Dining Commons. Fr. Lies will present on the topic of Conscience and Moral Decision Making. All are welcome.
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