Lent Resources 2022

PRAYER|FASTING|ALMSGIVING

What is the season of Lent?

Lent is the 40-day, penitential season of preparation for Easter. It begins on Ash Wednesday and ends with the Paschal Triduum. "Lent invites us to conversion, to a change in mindset, so that life’s truth and beauty may be found not so much in possessing as in giving, not so much in accumulating as in sowing and sharing goodness," said Pope Francis in his 2022 Lent Message.
 

We partake in Lent with prayer, fasting and almsgiving. "Let us not grow tired of doing good. The soil is prepared by fasting, watered by prayer and enriched by charity," he explained. "By cultivating fraternal love towards everyone, we are united to Christ, who gave his life for our sake, and we are granted a foretaste of the joy of the kingdom of heaven." | lea en español

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Lent Resources 2022

Pray Unceasingly

Add eucharistic adoration, a virtual Way of the Cross, Bible study, the Prayer Book of Intentions or other traditional Catholic prayers to your time with God during Lent.

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Fast for Love

While Moses (Exodus 34:28) fasted to prepare for God's revelation, Jesus took it a step further by doing the practice out of love.

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Give Alms

Share what you have through CASA, One Church, special collections or CRS Rice Bowl to help those in need in Arkansas and beyond.

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Lenten Guidelines

What are the rules about fasting and abstinence? Why should we perform penance? Why can't we eat meat on Fridays? Learn the answers to these questions and more.

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Parish Activities

Parishes normally host stations, fish fries, soup suppers, missions, Bible studies and more, but the pandemic may require changes. Contact your parish for details.

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Lenten Recipes

Sample these meatless recipes from Arkansas Catholic readers divided into main dishes, casseroles, soups and side dishes. Are you hungry yet?

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Youth Resources

These activities incorporate prayer, fasting and almsgiving specific to children, teens and young adults to help them experience Lent in a deeper way.

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Love Your Neighbor

Giving up chocolate is nice, but taking up service adds a whole new dimension to Lent. Explore 25 ways to help others in the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.

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Reconcile with God

"Even now, says the Lord, return to me with your whole heart ..." (Joel 2:12). Reconciling with God and his Church is the function of the sacrament of reconciliation.

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10 Ways to Deepen your Experience of Lent

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