Many years ago I explained to my spiritual director that I didn’t like giving up something for Lent. “I don’t quite see the connection,” I said. “What does giving up chocolate have to do with my spiritual life?” Wise woman that she was, and still is, she replied, “There may not be a connection for you. Why don’t you take on something instead?”
And so I did, and so I still do. And it works for me. Maybe it will for you too. We would like to offer you a few suggestions.
Build Relationships Commit to dinner together.
Join us for our Tuesday Lenten Mass at 5:30 pm, Simple Dinner at 6:00 pm and Speaker Series :LENTEN PRAYERS, PENANCE, SERVICE beginning at 6;45 pm.
- February 20th: Prayer Resources – Msgr Siffrin
- February 27th: Prayer Forms – Sister Regina Rogers, O.S.U.
- March 6th: Tradition of Service – Sister Regina, O.S.U.
- March 13th: The Work of Catholic Charities – Rachel Hrbolich
- March 20th: Sacrament of Reconciliation – Msgr. Siffrin
- March 27th: Communal celebration of Reconciliation
Afternoon of Reflection
Saturday, March 10: Journey with Mary through her Son’s Passion and Death
1:00 – 2:30 pm. Saint Columba Parish Hall Presented by Sister Regina Rogers, O.S.U. and Catherine Orr
Meeting Jesus In the Gospel of John: a six-week offering of prayer and reflection
from the Society of Saint John the Evangelist & the Center for the Ministry of Teaching at Virginia Theological Seminary
Whatever you choose – adding or subtracting – the point is to do something that feeds your soul without draining your energy or making you resent the time. Be realistic, keep it simple and enjoy!