Lent is an annual season of preparation for Easter. The faithful and those new to faith are encouraged to greater attention to the word of God as they grow more deeply as disciples of Christ. Renewed efforts in prayer, penance, and giving nobly characterize this season. At Nativity there are a wealth of opportunities to observe Lent and we invite you and your family to join us.
A good confession is an indispensible component of any Lenten spiritual journey. Here at Nativity we have plenty of opportunities, each offering multiple confessors.
3-9pm Good Friday
3-9pm Monday March 19, The Archdiocesan Day of Reconciliation
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Quiet prayer before the Lord can be exceptionally powerful prayer as well. We’re adding Adoration on Sunday mornings to make it easy and convenient to stop by before or after Mass. Adoration is in the Chapel.
9am-5:30pm First Fridays
Fasting and Abstinence
Good Friday is a day of fasting and abstinence (from meat). When fasting, only one full meal is taken as well as two smaller ones. Fridays during Lent are days of abstinence from meat. Additionally the Church encourages the faithful to take up a daily penance, such as abstinence from some food or drink.
Giving and Tithing
Parish Giving: When you invest in what matters to God, you strengthen your relationship with him. Our giving makes it possible for people to hear the Good News of God’s love. It also helps us provide, through our Ministry partners, critical care to the poor and those in need. To get started, go to our give website and select the giving option that works best for you.
Archbishop’s Annual Appeal: Together in Mission we can make a difference in the lives of many. Join us this Lent in support the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal and make a positive impact on our city and community.
Lenten Message Series
Jesus said, “Blessed is he who takes no offense.” But we do, often over little things and sometimes over everything. Of course it slows us down and can wear us out, but it can be a stumbling block in our professional life and deeply damaging in our relationships. The Bible actually has quite a lot to teach us on the topic as we’ll see in our new series for the season of Lent. If you’ve been thinking of inviting an unchurched friend to church, this series will be the perfect opportunity.
Join us at all weekend Masses, through March 18.
To catch up on past messages check out our Messages page.
Lenten Service and Ministry
Sign up to serve at Nativity this Lent, go to our Ministry page to sign up and start serving.
The source and summit of our Lenten observance will be the Eucharist. Consider committing to coming more often.
5:30pm Monday-Friday in the Chapel
9, 10:30am, 12n, 5:30pm Sundays, in the Church
Our daily Mass is preceded by the recitation of the Rosary, a Biblically based reflection on the mysteries of Christ’s life. If you don’t pray the Rosary and don’t know how, join us.
5:00pm Monday-Friday, in the Chapel.
Small Group Discipleship
Visit our Small Groups page to learn about how joining a small group can have an impact in your life this Lent. We’ve have a great small group program for the season that goes deeper in our weekend message. Give it a try just for Lent and see if small groups are for you.
Stations of the Cross
With the Dedication of our new church we unveiled our beautiful new stations of the Cross. This Lent we’ll finally get a chance to try them out. Come join us for this inspiring devotion. 4:45pm Fridays and 6pm Good Friday.