Lent @ St. Francis Parish

The season of Lent is a time of preparation, a time to repent from our sins and turn back to God, a time to deepen our relationship with God through Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving.

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!

Celebrating the Word

Celebrating the Word is a weekly small group resource created by the Congregation of the Resurrection which reflects on the Sunday readings and how they apply to our lives. Before the pandemic we had a group meeting each Monday evening to discuss the readings for next week and how they apply to our lives. This Lent we invite you to a join us on Zoom Monday evenings at 7pm for about an hour. Please email or call the parish office to register.

You can see past copies of the Celebrating the Word handout on the Resurrectionist website by clicking here.


Lent Homilies

2nd Sunday of Lent
Ash Wednesday
1st Sunday of Lent

Lenten Retreat

On Saturday March 6th, we invite you to participate in a Lenten Retreat led by Fr. Raphael Ma, CR. We will use Zoom for the retreat, and material will be sent to you ahead of time, including suggestions for preparing yourself before we gather on Zoom at 10am. The retreat will include talks by Fr. Raph as well as sharing time, and will end by noon. If you have questions or wish to register please email the parish.


Stations of the Cross

We invite you to pray the Stations of the Cross using the videos below. Each Friday a new video will pop up on the main page of our website, each a different version of the Stations, each led by different members of our parish. You can see past Stations of the Cross videos below.

Stations of the Cross from Padua Prison led by St. Vincent de Paul
Stations of the Cross for Health Care Workers, led by Fr. Murray

Share Lent

This year Development and Peace invites us to
Share Love – Share Lent!

Learn more about the campaign in this video.

There are so many ways we can Share Love this Lent. This year’s Solidarity Calendar is online with so many activities and events to participate in. You can also print a copy for your fridge to remind you what’s happening!

For your kids there is a great bulletin to print out with activities to help them Share Love. You can also print a label to create your own Solidarity Jar and encourage everyone to contribute to it throughout Lent.

You can learn more on the Development and Peace website.