Lenten Resources

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4 Tips for a Holy Lent

 

What Are The Lenten Obligations for Catholics?

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.

For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal. Two smaller meals may also be taken, but not to equal a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards.

If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday night) as the "paschal fast" to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus, and to prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily his Resurrection.

Pope Francis' message for Lent 2017

pope francis lentThe Word is a gift. Other persons are a gift.
 
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
 
Lent is a new beginning, a path leading to the certain goal of Easter, Christ’s victory over death. This season urgently calls us to conversion. Christians are asked to return to God "with all their hearts” (Joel 2:12), to refuse to settle for mediocrity and to grow in friendship with the Lord. Jesus is the faithful friend who never abandons us. Even when we sin, he patiently awaits our return; by that patient expectation, he shows us his readiness to forgive (cf. Homily, 8 January 2016).
 
Lent is a favorable season for deepening our spiritual life through the means of sanctification offered us by the Church: fasting, prayer and almsgiving. At the basis of everything is the word of God, which during this season we are invited to hear and ponder more deeply. I would now like to consider the parable of the rich man and Lazarus (cf. Lk 16:19-31). Let us find inspiration in this meaningful story, for it provides a key to understanding what we need to do in order to attain true happiness and eternal life. It exhorts us to sincere conversion. READ FULL MESSAGE.

5 Steps to a Good Confession

A good, sincere, and contrite Confession brings enormous joy and peace to a soul.  Prepare your heart for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, CLICK HERE.

Stations of the Cross

The purpose of the Stations of the Cross is to help the faithful to make a spiritual pilgrimage of prayer, through meditating upon the chief scenes of Christ's sufferings and death. It has become one of the most popular devotions for Roman Catholics, and is often performed in a spirit of reparation for the sufferings and insults that Jesus endured during His Passion.

 

Mother Of Sorrows Devotion

 

The Holy Rosary

 

Downloadable Printable Posters

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Spread the word about Relevant Radio, "your on-the-go guide" through Lent. Find a poster for your local Relevant Radio station, print and share! Another great way to share the Faith!

Network 
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Illinois

Chicago 950 AM WNTD
Chicago West 930 AM WKBM

Indiana
NW Indiana 1270 AM WWCA

Minnesota
Twin Cities 1330 AM WLOL

New Jersey
Newark 1430 AM WNSW

Pennsylvania
Philadelphia 640 AM WWJZ

Rhode Island
Providence 550 AM WSJW

Texas
Austin 970 AM KIXL

Wisconsin
Eau Claire 1050 AM WDVM
Green Bay 1050 AM WJOK
Madison 1240 AM WHFA
Milwaukee 100.1 FM WSJP-FM
Milwaukee 1640 AM WSJP