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Lent

«Repent, and believe in the gospel.»
                                                                     Mark 1:15

Lent: A time for conversion, a time for prayer
 

Every year, the Lord invites you to change your life, to convert during Lent.


In the Gospel of St. Mark, the word used to refer to conversion is metanoia which means in Greek, "to change one's mentality", but in a broader sense, this metanoia should imply that whoever changes the way of thinking, also changes the way of living.


On the other hand, there are three basic elements that we should practice during Lent: fasting, almsgiving and prayer. This fasting does not necessarily mean "fasting from food" (although if we stop eating something, we can donate what we save to those who need it), we can also fast from some things we like: buying things (clothes, decorative objects, for example), watching social networks, going out to dinner....


Finally, Pope Francis has declared 2024 as the "year of prayer" and during Lent, prayer has to be well present, because the more we pray, the more we get closer and more like Jesus, who loves us so much that he gave his life for us. For you.

OUR LENTEN ACTIVITIES
See here all that we have prepared in your Sacred Heart Rowlett Parish and attend as many as you can, it's worth it!

ASH WEDNESDAY

February 14 

8:30 AM English Mass & Imposition of Ashes


12:00 PM Bilingual Celebration of the Word & Imposition of Ashes /No Mass – No Communion


6:00 PM English Mass & Imposition of Ashes


8:00 PM Spanish Mass & Imposition of Ashes

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Fridays February 16 to March 22

English 6:00PM – Main

Sanctuary

All Ministries, Groups, Parishioners
are invited to participate.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
FRIDAY FISH FRY

During Lent

February 16 to March 22

 

5:00 PM to 7:00PM Rooms 2, 3, 4

MENTAL PRAYER WORKSHOP

Saturday, February 24
8:30am – Mass

9:00am to 1:00pm – Workshop

​(Prayer that takes place wholly within the soul)

Father Iñigo Lopez – English presentation

Please register at the Parish Office.

Lent- Confession

6 basic concepts you need to know about Lent

  1. Lent is a time of preparation for Easter. It is 40 days that remember 40 days of the Great Flood, the 40 years that Moses spent leading the Jewish people in the desert, and the time that Jesus spent -also in the desert- before his public life. The number 40 in the Bible signifies a complete period.

  2. The color of Lent is purple, it is a penitential color, which is also linked to spirituality.

  3. Lent begins with Ash Wednesday. Although participating in the imposition of ashes is not mandatory, it is important to attend as a symbol of decision about our own conversion.

  4. The desert in the Bible has a profound meaning. It is both the place where God challenges us, but at the same time, it is the place of encounter with the Lord. The "beloved" who transforms us.

  5. It is always celebrated on different days. Both Lent and Easter are observed on different days each year because the Jews used a lunar calendar. Thus, Passover always falls on the 14th day of the month of Nisan. 

  6. The three helps of Lent are prayer, almsgiving and fasting.  But the most important thing is the change of mentality and life. In a word, conversion.

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This Lent, Pope Francis invites us to reflect with his Lenten message, in which he speaks of how desire leads us to freedom. A beautiful reflection and an invitation to our particular conversion.

«Through the desert
God leads us to freedom»

Holy Father Francis

And for the children... Come and live Lent!
 

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Walk the path of Lent, doing one or more good deeds every day, to be closer to Jesus and to be able to feel his infinite love for you.

Any additional questions?

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