Lenten Season 2024

Lenten Season 2024

Each year, Catholics set aside 40 days to “rend our hearts” and “return to God.” All of us are given this opportunity to deliberately examine what we are doing well and what we are doing not so well, and we are invited to come back to God.

As we start this journey called Lent, let us take some time to understand where we are in our faith lives and where we would like to go during the season. We invite you to use this page as a guide. It contains many individual and communal opportunities for prayer and reflection that may be of interest to you on your spiritual journey and all people of faith are invited to participate.

Together, let’s look forward to receiving a renewed sense of the fire of God’s love for us and the forgiveness that is always freely offered to us as we prepare for the Risen Christ Jesus at Easter.

Eucharistic Adoration Every Thursday at 8:00 PM in the Chapel

Eucharistic Adoration will take place at 8:00 p.m. in the Chapel every Thursday evening. Catholics believe that Jesus Christ is present in the blessed bread we call the Eucharist. Adoration is an opportunity to pray and meditate in front of the Eucharist, that is, in the presence of the Divine. Fr. Michael Carter, SSE will lead this ritual and also be present for those who desire the Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession.

Daily Lenten Reflections

Students, faculty, staff, and members of the Sunday Worshiping Community have written reflections based on the daily liturgical readings in Lent. We encourage those who are interested to go to the Lenten Reflections blog to read these daily reflections. New reflections will be posted daily.

We hope you will join us in prayer as a member of the Saint Michael’s College community and consider these reflections as an aid in your personal prayer during the Lenten season, as we prepare for the Resurrection of Christ Jesus.

Enter the Lenten Reflections Blog

Message from Rev. Brian Cummings, S.S.E.

Each year, a group of Edmundite Campus Ministry staff and students study the Sunday readings during Lent to extract a focus statement to center our prayer during this season of reflection. This year our Lenten focus is: “Believe in the Gift of God and live in the light of new life.”

The season of Lent is an opportunity to start anew in our spiritual lives. Mirroring the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert, Lent is a time dedicated to prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. From time to time, we all need to take inventory and assess where we are in our spiritual lives for our relationship with God and others to grow. The liturgical season of Lent is intended to help us start anew so that we can journey toward Easter in faith and hope.

To guide us in our journey, a group of Edmundite Campus Ministry staff, faculty, and students studied the Sunday readings of Lent and extracted a focus statement to center our prayer. This year our Lenten focus is:

“Believe in the Gift of God and live in the light of new life.”

Please remember us in prayer during this holy season and be assured of the prayers of the Edmundite Community for you as we celebrate the gift of God and strive to live in the light of new life.

Have a blessed Lent!

Rev. Brian Cummings, S.S.E.