The season of Lent is a beautiful time to build and repair relationships: between ourselves and God, with each other, with God’s creation, even within ourselves. The three tenants of Lent (Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving) are tools we can use to strengthen healthy relationships and heal wounded ones.
At St. Francis of Assisi Parish we are striving to offer many ways for all our parishioners to have a blessed and fruitful Lent. Below are some of the activities we are offering. If you have any questions please contact us, we are happy to hear from you!
Lenten Series – They Came for the Children
Offered online or in-person on the Wednesdays in Lent, we invite you to learn more about the tragedy of Canada’s residential schools through a documentary video, and Sharing Circles led by Tammy Webster, daughter of a residential school survivor.
Celebrating the Word – Small Group Sharing
This Lent join us for a small group of Life and Faith Sharing based on the Sunday readings of Lent, using the Celebrating the Word Resource produced weekly by the Congregation of the Resurrection. We will meet in person on Mondays at 7pm, beginning on Feb. 28. We have room for three more parishioners! Email or call the parish office to register.
Stations of the Cross
We invite you to join us in person at St. Francis at 7pm each Friday in Lent to pray the Stations of the Cross. We will pray a different version of the Stations each week, including Stations of Creation on March 11 and the Scriptural Stations on March 25. If you cannot join us in person there will be recorded Stations of the Cross posted on our website each Friday so we can pray together from home.
Share Lent – People & Planet First
This year, Development and Peace’ Share Lent People and Planet First campaign calls you to support our sisters and brothers in the Global South in defending their rights and the planet. Check out all the many ways you can support this campaign by clicking the button below.
Fr. Murray and Fr. Raphael continue to record their homilies to share with our parishioners who cannot join us in person. Click the button below to listen to the latest homily.