Celebrating the Gift of God’s Love

Lent 2023

Lent & Triduum Schedule

View and download this year's schedule of liturgies, programs and events.


Ash Wednesday: February 22

Mass with the distribution of ashes at 9:30 AM (with SPRCS students & staff) and 6:30 PM


Fridays of Lent (February 24 - March 31)

Stations of the Cross at 7:00 PM
Men’s Club Fish Fry from 4:30 - 7:00 PM

The “All-You-Care-To-Eat” buffet will offer fried and baked cod, coleslaw, mixed steamed vegetables, au gratin and seasoned fried potatoes, mac & cheese, dinner roll, and coffee/water.  Milk, bottled water, and pop are available for purchase.

Adults (12 and up): $16.00    |    Children (6-11): $8.00    |    5 and under: Free

Cash, check, or card accepted.  Takeout is available.


Water, Light, and Life: A Lenten Parish Mission

Mondays in March from 6:30-8:30 PM in Brioschi Hall

The Adult Faith Formation Committee is preparing for and planning this year’s Lenten mission, Water, Light, and Life. During this parish mission, we will encounter, along with Jesus, the Samaritan woman at the well, the man born blind,  and his friends Lazarus, Martha, and Mary. Our prayerful encounter with these Scripture stories invites each of us to consider the need for conversion of heart and the new life we gained in Christ through baptism.  Come join us!  View the flyer.

Register ahead to help us prepare materials.  For more information, contact Kim Roering in the parish office.

Water, Light, and Life: A Lenten Parish Mission © 2022 Archdiocese of Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications. www.LTP.org. All rights reserved. Used with permission.



Lenten Communal Reconciliation: Tuesday, March 14 at 6:30 PM.  All are welcome!

Individual Reconciliation is available year-round on Saturdays from 3:45-4:15 PM (or by appointment).


Fasting & Abstinence

Fasting:  On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, Catholics between the ages of 18 - 59 are allowed only one full meal.  Two smaller meals are allowed as needed, but solid foods between meals is not permitted. Those excused from fasting and abstinence include the physically and mentally ill and pregnant or nursing women. 

Abstinence:  Catholics 14 years or older are to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and the Fridays of Lent.

Alternatives to fasting from food include fasting from television, social media, complaining, or getting in the last word. Other alternatives to fasting include being cheerful, giving compliments to people, refraining from our favorite foods, or getting up a little earlier than usual for spiritual reading or prayer.


Lenten Resources

Online Lent Retreat 2023

The Way of Ignatius Loyola (from Sacred Space Jesuit Ministries)

First offered in 2019, this retreat offers a chance to take a step back from the pressure of daily life, to reflect prayerfully on the current state of your relationships: with God, with the people around you, and with the world.

The season of Lent, during which we prepare to celebrate the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ at Easter, is a great opportunity to make such a retreat.


Come to Pacem in Terris for a Transformative Lenten Retreat

Allow God’s love to heal, nourish and transform your life. Find rest in body, mind and spirit in this hermitage sanctuary.

No schedules or daily distractions. Pacem in Terris offers guests an environment of silence to pray and enter into an intimate union with God.

Open year-round. Gift certificates available.

Reservations: 763.444.6408


Pacem in Terris Hermitage Retreat Center   |   26399 Highway 47 NW    |    Isanti, MN 55040


Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl

Help transform the world with your family this Lent.

2023 Lent Calendar

Lenten Recipes

Stories of Hope