Lent is the liturgical season of forty days which begins with Ash Wednesday and ends on the celebration of the Paschal Mystery (Easter Triduum).
Lent is primarily a penitential season in the Church's liturgical year, reflecting the forty days Jesus spent in the desert in fasting and prayer.
"The seasons and days of penance in the course of the liturgical year (Lent, and each Friday of the year in memory of the death of Our Lord), are intense moments of the Church's penitential practice. These times are particularly appropriate for spiritual exercises, penitential liturgies, pilgrimages as signs of penance, voluntary self-denial such as fasting, almsgiving, and fraternal sharing (charitable and missionary works)." CCC1438
Stations of the Cross are prayed each Friday in Lent at 7:00pm.
Ash Wednesday February 17, 2021
Laetare Sunday March 14, 2021
Palm Sunday March 28, 2021
Holy Thursday of the Easter Triduum April 1, 2021
Good Friday of the Easter Triduum, April 2, 2021
Good Saturday of the Easter Triduum, April 3, 2021
Easter Sunday April 4, 2021
* Unless otherwise noted, all text is taken in whole or part from the Catechism of the Catholic Church Glossary ©2000