2017 Lenten Programs and Opportunities

Brothers and Sisters,

Lent is a special invitation to deepen our commitment to daily conversion so that we are living with in integrity and holiness of life. With the help of our Lord, we achieve this radical transformation through prayer, fasting and almsgiving.  First is prayer, reminding us of our complete dependency on God.  Secondly, fasting allows us to let go of the things that weigh us down and that we do not need, and to remind us that only God can satisfy the hunger of our hearts.  Finally, our recommitment to ‘love your neighbor as yourself’ transforms our hearts, as we grow in generosity.

It is my hope and prayer that this Lent is a source of abundant blessings for all the faithful in the Diocese of Arlington and a time of recommitment to the Lord and His call to conversion.

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FORMED Forgiven Catholic Confession program

Forgiven: The Transforming Power of Confession

Using your parish's FORMED subscription, you can access the first four sessions of this powerful new series along with corresponding guidebooks! Forgiven explores the grace and healing offered in Confession and shows how this sacrament of mercy reveals the depth and bounty of God’s love.

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CRS Rice Bowl

Contribute to the Rice Bowl

CRS Rice Bowl is Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten program for families and faith communities in the United States who want to put their faith into action. Through CRS Rice Bowl, participants are invited to hear stories about their brothers and sisters in need around the world, and devote their Lenten prayers, fasting and alms to change the lives of those who suffer in poverty. Participants journey through the 40 days of Lent with a collection of daily reflections and activities included in the CRS Rice Bowl calendar and on the mobile app.

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