Lent is an important season in the Church’s liturgical year. It is the time when we take stock of where we are in our faith so as to prepare for the death and resurrection of our Savior. Often, we lose sight of the point of this season because we get caught up in ourselves: how hard it is to fast, how we fail at fasting, and just waiting for the season to be over at Easter. Because of this we often arrive at Easter with our lives no more changed than they were on Ash Wednesday.
A way that our parish is seeking to prepare for Jesus and experience true transformation in our lives in this powerful season is by engaging with a new program from Ascension. This program is The Ascension Lenten Companion. This resource follows the Gospels for each Sunday of this Lent so we can better prepare for Mass and grow closer to Jesus each day. It has daily meditations, space for journaling, original sacred artwork and weekly videos that keep us on track.
We want this Lent to be a journey we take together. We have ordered a limited supply of books for those wishing to follow this journey during Lent. This will include a book and access to the weekly 10-minute video that is online. There will also be an option for a weekly zoom session that you can be included in.
If you would like to sign up please contact Kim at the parish office. 503-231-4955 ext. #103.