Lent 2018

Beginning Ash Wednesday and continuing through the 40 days of Lent, participants will receive daily inspirational emails with short videos from Matthew Kelly and our incredible Dynamic Catholic Team members.

What is Lent?

Lent is a 40-day period leading up to Easter, beginning with Ash Wednesday. This year, Ash Wednesday is February 14, 2018. Lent is a known as a penitential season. That means it is an opportunity to examine your life, give your struggles to God, and invite him to help you become the-best-version-of-yourself®.

In particular, there is an increased focus on prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, All these spiritual exercises help prepare us for the celebration of the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus.

When Is Lent in 2018?

Lent in 2018 begins on Ash Wednesday (February 14, 2018).

The day before Ash Wednesday is popularly known as Mardi Gras (literally Fat Tuesday). Since Lent is a season of fasting, Fat Tuesday traditionally is a final day of feasting and merrymaking before the 40-day fast.

When Is Easter in 2018?

Easter in 20186 is April 1, 2018.

When is Holy Week in 2018?

Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday, which is March 25, 2018. Holy Thursday, which begins the three-period the Church calls the Easter Triduum, is March 29, 2018. Good Friday is March 30, 2018.

What Should I Give Up for Lent?

Lent is the perfect time to form new life-giving habits and abandon old self-destructive habits. But most of us just give up chocolate. Then, when Easter arrives, we realize we really haven’t grown spiritually since the beginning of Lent

Lent is not just about giving things up, like chocolate. Lent is about doing something—something bold to become a better husband or wife, father or mother, son or daughter, friend, neighbor, etc.

What if this year you did more than just give up something during Lent? Do something life-changing. Sign up for Dynamic Catholic’s Best Lent Ever.

Learn more about prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.

Learn more about Lenten and Lenten Practices

Lent with St. Benedict's  

Ash Wednesday

February 14, 2018, 7:00pm (no 12:15pm Mass)

Our special collection today is for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe.  See Bishop Michael Sheridan's letter here


Saturdays,  4:00pm - 4:40pm (except March 17, 2018, Reconciliation Service at 10:00am)
Sundays, 8:00am - 8:40am (February 18 - March 25, 2018)

Lenten Reconciliation Service
Saturday March 17, 10:00am

Stations of the Cross & Soup Supper

Join us Friday evenings during Lent for Stations of the Cross and a light soup supper.  Meet in the church at 6:00pm for Stations of the Cross. Then, we will move to the Ministry Center.  Two starter soups will be provided - one vegetarian and another fish based.  Bring an item to add to the soup or to accompany the meal.

Holy Week Schedule

Holy Thursday
March 29, 2018, 7:00pm (no 12:15pm Mass)

Good Friday
March 30, 2018, 7:00pm

Easter Vigil
March 31, 2018, 8:30pm (no 5:00pm Mass nor 4:00pm - 4:40pm Reconciliation)

Easter Sunday
April 1, 2018, 9:00am