Welcoming everyone to proclaim and live the joy of the Gospel.
Lent at STA
Stations of the Cross
This year, we are happy to offer you several versions of the Stations of the Cross.
- Outdoor Stations of the Cross - Those who wish to walk the stations may do so in the upper parking lot of the church. A QR code, displayed at the first station, will lead to Scriptural accounts according to the Gospel of Mark, whose Gospel we are proclaiming this liturgical year.
- Virtual Stations of the Cross – Those who wish to participate in the devotion online will find a version in Spanish and a version in English, along with a version suited to children.
Lent Confession Schedule: All confessions will take place in the Chapel. Masks and social distancing are required.
- Mondays: 2-4 p.m.
- Wednesdays: 1-2 p.m.
- Saturdays: 3-4 p.m.
Domingo de Pascua
Celebrate Lent with these resourses
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. We are called not only to abstain from luxuries during Lent, but to a true inner conversion of heart as we seek to follow Christ's will more faithfully. We recall the waters of baptism in which we were also baptized into Christ's death, died to sin and evil, and began new life in Christ.
Many know of the tradition of abstaining from meat on Fridays during Lent, but we are also called to practice self-discipline and fast in other ways throughout the season. Contemplate the meaning and origins of the Lenten fasting tradition in this reflection. In addition, the giving of alms is one way to share God's gifts—not only through the distribution of money, but through the sharing of our time and talents. As St. John Chrysostom reminds us: "Not to enable the poor to share in our goods is to steal from them and deprive them of life. The goods we possess are not ours, but theirs." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2446).
In Lent, the baptized are called to renew their baptismal commitment as others prepare to be baptized through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, a period of learning and discernment for individuals who have declared their desire to become Catholics.
Living Our Faith | Lenten Journey
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