LENT RESOURCES

UPDATED 4/6/2020: Holy Week Schedule at St. Julie Billiart Parish

Horario de Semana Santa - 4/6/2020

Message of His Holiness, Pope Francis, for Lent 2020  

Mensaje del Santo Padre Francisco para la Cuaresma 2020

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at the start of the Holy Triduum - at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday. Lent has six Sundays. The sixth is called Palm Sunday and marks the beginning of Holy Week. It is the season in which prayer, reconciliation, charity and almsgiving are observed.

ASH WEDNESDAY AND GOOD FRIDAY  are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. 

Every person 14 years or older must abstain from meat (and items made with meat) and every person between the age of 18 and 59 (beginning of 60th year) must fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.   Click here for more information from USCCB about Fast and Abstinence.

Daily Inspiration for your Lenten Journey - USCCB Calendar

Inspiración diaria para tu viaje cuaresmal - USCCB Calendario

 

Spiritual Communion Prayer 

Bishop Oscar Cantú Explains the Gift of Indulgences 

El Obispo Oscar Cantú Explica el Don de la Indulgencia

DSJ Live-stream & Recorded Masses

Vatican News Live Stream of Pope Francis’ Masses

Lectio Divina (English)       
Lectio Divina en Espanol

Pray the Liturgy of Hours 

PRAYING LENT - Creighton University Online Ministries - There are many resources here to assist our entry into this wonderful season, from our preparing to begin Lent to our preparing to celebrate the holy three days following Lent. There is also a Daily Prayer with a link to the readings of the day, a brief meditation, a link to the Daily Reflection for that day and Intercessions from the Liturgy of the Hours.

An Audio Lent Retreat - Using the Readings for Liturgical Year A by Fr. Larry Gillick, S.J. This retreat may be made in a variety of ways, by individuals or a group over a 3-day weekend or over 14 days, one conference a day, or throughout Lent.

Why do the Stations of the Cross ?

How to do the Stations of the Cross ? 

Listen to the Stations of the Cross - Creighton University Online Ministries

Watch: The Stations of the Cross with Bishop Robert Barron

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Examination of ConscienceThere are various types of examinations of conscience but regardless of which one you use to prepare yourself for the Sacrament it should be rooted in Scripture; particularly, the Ten Commandments and Beatitudes. Here are some examples that can help you prepare for the sacrament. 

Stations of the Cross