The Leadership Institute 
has a plethora of resources available to help you celebrate Lent. These include reading material, prayer resources and videos. Click here to go to the Lenten Resources page. Below are a couple of the resources from the Leadership Institute:

Forty Lenten Ideas by Janet Schaeffler, OP



Oftentimes we are tempted to do more during Lent. For Lent 2020, why not focus on being. Allow Lent 2020 to be a season of emptying, opening, and decluttering of schedules, minds, and hearts to make room for what God has in store for us through the fruits of the Holy Spirit* – which is always immeasurably more.


CRS Rice Bowl – This year we invite our households to work and pray to care for the hungry throughout the world! During Lent our community will participate in CRS Rice Bowls, a faith-in-action program that invites us to reflect on the challenges of global hunger– and our responsibility to respond to the needs of our global human family.

Meet Trinh 

Trinh’s family are farmers in Vietnam who have been affected by climate change. What would you do if your source of nutrition was threatened? How can we support those whose livelihoods are vulnerable to weather?

Please consider these suggestions in your family’s Lenten plan: 

*Use your CRS Rice Bowl and Lenten Calendar daily to guide your prayer, fasting and almsgiving. 

*Visit to watch videos of the people and communities you support through your Lenten gifts to CRS Rice Bowl. They also offer resources to help celebrate Lent including videos and readings to help learn about Lent, reflections, recipes for meatless meals from around the world, prayer and a section for families.

Loaves and Fishes – The Bridgeport Catholic Charities Soup Kitchens, yearly support envelopes are now available in the parish book racks. Thank you for your generosity

Lent 2020 CALENDAR – Daily Lenten Activities for Families


Stations of the Cross – 


Church Brochure Racks – Additional LENTEN MATERIALS are available in the Brochure Racks in Church.

The Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center is in West Hartford.     There are some Lenten programs available. Check their calendar!




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