2019 Lent

2019 Area Lenten Penance Services

Monday, March 21, 7 p.m.
St. Pius X, Moberly
Tuesday, March 26, 7 p.m.
St. Joseph, Fayette
Thursday, March 28, 7 p.m.
Sts. Peter and Paul, Boonville
Monday, April 2, 7 p.m.
St. Thomas More Newman Center/Sacred Heart
Thursday, April 4
St. Peter, Marshall
Monday, April 8
Our Lady of Lourdes, Columbia
Wednesday, April 10
St. Boniface, Brunswick

Online options for personal prayer during Lent

Praying Lent, a daily prayer/meditation site from Creighton University

Daily scripture and reflection in keeping with Prayer with Ignatius

Taste and See — Experiencing God with Our Senses ’ an online retreat for Lent


Lenten Regulations & Admonitions

In order to foster a greater spirit of penance, of reparation for sin, to encourage self-denial, and so guide us more closely in the footsteps of Christ, Holy Mother Church reminds us of the following obligations of fast and abstinence during Lent and also admonishes us all to deeper prayer and worship.

Abstinence: all who have celebrated their 14th birthday are bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, all Fridays of Lent and Good Friday.

Fasting: everyone, from the celebration of their 18th birthday to their 59th birthday, is bound to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Fasting is generally understood to mean eating only one full meal each day. Two other partial meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken; but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids are allowed.

Almsgiving: The act of giving to the poor is an expression of penance, a witness of fraternal charity, and an expression of Lenten conversion. All Catholics are encouraged to support generously the charitable works of the whole Church.

Prayer: Catholics are urged to participate in the Sacramental life of the Church during Lent by attending daily Mass and frequenting the Sacrament of Reconciliation into the Holy Eucharist are bound to receive Holy Communion worthily at least once during the Easter Season.

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