The purpose of the liturgical calendar is to draw us out of the pace and rhythm of our own, busy lives and draw us deeper into the life and mission of Christ and His body, the Church. The season of Lent is one of penitence to prepare us all for the chief Feast of the Christian year. By observing and committing to intentional spiritual discipline, we celebrate and enter into the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The three primary spiritual disciplines practiced during lent are prayer, fasting, and almsgiving as described by Jesus in Matthew 6:1-19.
This Lent, consider the following:
Observe a Lenten fast, sacrificially abstaining from a habit or usual food or activity
Commit to a particular prayer practice for forty days, deepening your connection to God (download the Daily Office Family Prayers here)
Find an avenue for almsgiving and charity, serving your fellow neighbor in love
Purify Our Disordered Affections
2019 Lenten Devotional
The lenten devotional is a collection of reflections on the assigned readings during the season of Lent. The devotional is available in a printed booklet in the Narthex of St. Peter's or via email.