Prayer, Fasting, Almsgiving
During Lent, we are asked to devote ourselves to seeking the Lord in prayer and reading Scripture, to service by giving alms, and to sacrifice self-control through fasting.
Many know of the tradition of abstaining from meat on Fridays during Lent, but we are also called to practice self-discipline and fast in other ways throughout the season. Contemplate the meaning and origins of the Lenten fasting tradition in this reflection.
In addition, the giving of alms is one way to share God's gifts—not only through the distribution of money, but through the sharing of our time and talents. As St. John Chrysostom reminds us: "Not to enable the poor to share in our goods is to steal from them and deprive them of life. The goods we possess are not ours, but theirs."
Thursday, March 18th | 7:00pm-8:00pm
Whether it's been three months, three years, or 30 years since your last Confession, you can always begin again and receive the healing mercy of Jesus!
We will have several guest priests from the Diocese of Columbus available.