Lenten Resources

Little Black Books for Lent
The always popular Little Black Books for Lent are now available in the Church vestibule and on the tables at the outdoor Masses. These six-minute reflections are based on the Sunday Gospels of Year B (the Gospel of Mark).  Each day will have a meditation based on the previous Sunday’s Gospel. Each day also has interesting information about journeying through Lent. The Little Black Book helps guide you into prayer and a deeper understanding of our faith.  We have a limited supply so please only take one per family. For those of you that prefer using an app on your phone or mobile device, the Little Books Companion is available and will give you access to the three seasonal books published each year.  The cost is $10/annually.

Stations of the Cross
We have three ways to participate in this special service.

At-Home Holy Week Kit for Families
The 2021 Holy Week Kit is a free, downloadable resource that guides your family through the traditions and significance of the days leading up to Easter in an easy-to-follow format. The document is designed (and theologically edited!) to complement the activities and services of the Church. Download now to bring the faith to life in your home – the domestic church!

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Rice Bowl 
CRS Rice Bowl is the Lenten program of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) , the official relief and development agency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Through CRS Rice Bowl, faith communities in dioceses throughout the United States put their faith into action through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. his year, we will a limited number of cardboard rice bowls inside the church, but ask that you consider helping by making a donation online. Your Lenten almsgiving will help families in more than 100 countries get access to enough nutritious food not only to survive but to thrive. Whether in-person, online, or in spirit—our community can come together to pray, fast, and give through CRS Rice Bowl.

Ignatius House Retreats and Days of Reflection
Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center is a Catholic non-profit that offers retreats, days of reflection and more on their property off of Riverside Dr. in Atlanta. This Lent, join them for a weekend or Holy Week Lenten retreat or Lenten Days of Reflection where you can spend time in prayer and reflection.

Best Lent Ever with Matthew Kelly
This year Matthew Kelly’s daily Lent reflection will be based on the book we gave out at Christmas:  I Heard God Laugh: A Practical Guide to Life’s Essential Daily Habit. Nothing will transform your life so completely, absolutely, and forever like really learning how to pray. Beginning on Ash Wednesday and continuing through all forty days of Lent, you will receive a daily email with a short video to help you reconnect with yourself and your God.

Daily Lenten Apologetics Reflections from Catholic Answers
In this daily apologetics series you’ll learn:
How was Jesus a prophet?
What will happen to those who never hear of Jesus?
What is a miracle?
How can I join or help someone join the Catholic Church?
How did the Church begin?
What did the Early Church Fathers believe about the Eucharist?
And much, much, more…
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FORMED: Lenten Reflections with Dr. Tim Gray
Christ’s love for you is bursting forth. Embrace him and let his mercy pierce your heart during this Lenten season. Join us for a 40-day journey of welcoming his tender love, beginning with these short, daily videos from Scripture scholar Dr. Tim Gray. Live in Christ’s love and let him transform your life. Daily reflections sent to your email each morning.

No Greater Love with Dr. Edward Sri
Join Dr. Edward Sri, the presenter and author of the best-selling study No Greater Love: A Biblical Walk Through Christ’s Passion,  LIVE on Facebook and on the Ascension Press website beginning  Wednesday, February 24 at 8:00 pm Eastern Time as he helps you learn more about the Passion.  Each session will include prayer, the study session, question and answer time with Dr. Sri, and more.  You can optionally purchase a study guide to delve into the program more fully.

Parousia: The Bible and the Mass with Dr. Scott Hahn
Join Dr. Scott Hahn in his latest scripture study Parousia: The Bible and the Mass and get ready to uncover how and why all of God’s action, in creation and redemption, is ordered to the Mass. Begins on Ash Wednesday, February 17.  You can also download the app to access via your mobile device.  A study guide is also available for purchase.

Franciscan University
Lenten resources including videos, reading lists, wallpapers for your phone, tablet or laptop and a special Lenten journey – Franciscan 40 with ideas for prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.

Parousia: A Journey through the Stations of the Cross
Hosted by Steve Ray. Join us in the last two weeks of Lent for a special online pilgrimage!
From Sunday, March 21 to Easter Sunday, we will meditate on the 14 Stations of the Cross and, on Easter Sunday, in keeping with our Virtual Pilgrimage tradition, we will also be hearing from other expert speakers that you have come to know and love, including Sonja Corbitt, Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, Matthew Leonard, Allan Smith, and many more!  Registration for this pilgrimage is completely free, and the videos will be available at no cost until the end of the first week of Eastertide.