The Season of Lent began Wednesday, Feb. 26. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence. Catholics between the ages of 18-59, who are in good health, are called to fast - one regular meal and two small/light meals, with no eating between meals.
All Catholics 14 years old and older are called to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and the Fridays of Lent. Visit USCCB online for more info.
Lent & COVID-19
Due to this ongoing and evolving pandemic situation, all activities at the Newman Center and the celebration of Mass have been cancelled.
Please continue to pray. Use the online resources below to help you through your Lenten journey. Know that you are in our prayers.
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Online Lenten Resources
Catholic.org/prayers/station.php - stations of the cross
Catholic.org/lent/livinglent.php - Living Lent series
Labyrinth.org.uk/onlinelabyrinthpage1.html - online prayer labyrinth
Paulist Evangelization Ministries
Daily Gospel passages - Sacred Space
Daily prayers and reflections: giveusthisday.org/digital
Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl - Stories of Hope, recipes, and Lent/Holy Week reflections
American Catholic - Saint of the Day
LivingFaith.com - daily Catholic devotions – free online access
Neighborhood Services, Inc (NSI) - For every $1 someone can spend at the grocery store purchasing food for pantry, NSI can purchase $10 worth of food if that $1 had been donated directly to them. Visit www.neighborhoodservicesinc.org and click on the “Take Action” button to make a donation today. Thank you for your generosity!
Consider donating to Star House to whom we donate Sandwich Saturday PB&J's, or a Local Walk-In Food Bank. We encourage the donation of money rather than food as food banks can stretch a dollar for more than it is worth and can use your money to buy baby food and fresh produce as discounted rates.
CRS Ricebowl will continue to accept online donations throughout lent in order to support the work of CRS in 45 different countries throughout the year. 25% of the donations remain in your local diocese so make sure to list your home parish when donating.
St. Vincent Family Center - agency of the Diocese of Columbus - with children still in residential care during this health crisis - are in dire need of cleaning supplies. Please consider donating.
Believe in Students: This nonprofit was launched in response to 32% of OSU undergraduate students being forced to evacuate college housing and in an effort to assist students from historically underrepresented backgrounds (first-gen students, low-income students, and students who work full time). Funds will go toward helping students find transportation home, secure stable housing, and have access to a stable food supply.