Lent is a 40 day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday. It's a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord's Resurrection at Easter. During Lent, we seek the Lord in prayer by reading Sacred Scripture; we serve by giving alms; and we practice self-control through fasting. We are called not only to abstain from luxuries during Lent, but to a true inner conversion of heart as we seek to follow Christ's will more faithfully. (www.usccb.org/prayer-worship/liturgical-year/lent)

Join us in this journey....

Attend an Ash Wednesday Mass
8:00am St. Genevieve Church, Centerville
6:30pm Parish Community Center

Participate in The Chosen Bible Study
Wednesday 7-9pm session starting March 1
Wednesday 8:45-10:45am session started February 15
Wednesday 6-8pm session started February 16
Watch the series here and discuss it with your friends and family if you can't attend a Bible Study session

Rice Bowl

Join our faith community—and nearly 13,000 Catholic communities across the United States—in a transformative Lenten journey with Catholic Relief Service (CRS) Rice Bowl. Pick up your family’s CRS Rice Bowl at the worship sites or make your own "bowl." During the 40 days of Lent, we will reflect on the impact of global hunger and climate change on vulnerable communities around the word, and we will pray, fast and give alms to help our sisters and brothers in need. Visit crsricebowl.org to learn more.

Pray with the Little Black Book
Spend 6 minutes a day with God reading, reflecting, praying.  Pick up a book at the worship sites or get the online version here.

Pray with the Stations of the Cross
Each Friday during Lent, you are invited to participate in a special community prayer called The Stations of the Cross. Travel with Jesus during the last hours of his human life.

February 24 6:30 pm St. Genevieve Church, Centerville
March 3 6:30 pm Parish Community Center; Family-led; followed by a Soup Supper
March 10 6:30 pm St. John's Site, Hugo
March 17 6:30 pm St. John's Site, Hugo
March 24 8:30 am Parish Community Center; Mary's Way of the Cross; Mass at 8:00 am
March 24 6:30 pm Parish Community Center; Mary's Way of the Cross
March 31 6:30 pm Parish Community Center; youth-led; followed by a Soup Supper
April 7 3:00 pm St. John's Site, Hugo

There are many online Stations of the Cross you can pray at home with your family and friends.  Here are some options:
From the Archdiocese of Cincinnati
From Busted Halo website
From the Museum of the Bible

Attend the Lenten Retreat
Job, Jonah and Judith:  Spiritual Role Models for Lent and Life presented by Erin O'Leary
Saturday, March 11 8:30am-noon; Parish Community Center
Register and pay $20 at the door

Attend a Fish Fry hosted by the Men's Club
Fridays February 24-March 31
St. John's Site, Hugo

Donate to the Catholic Services Appeal

Volunteer at St. Andrew's Family Shelter April 2-8
Volunteer to help with Hospitality on March 19
Volunteer to serve at a Holy Day or Easter Mass

Lent 2023:  A Resource Guide for Catholics by Becky Roach of Catholic.Link