Lent: A Time of Renewal
Lent 2022 starts on Ash Wednesday, March 2, and lasts until the beginning of the Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday, followed by the Triduum and Easter. Lent is a time to renew our faith. What will you do this Lent to grow closer to Jesus?
Fasting and Abstinence Guidelines
In addition to fasting from food, there are other ways to fast that can help us renew our faith in Jesus, like time on our screens and social media. The point is to use whatever we give up as an opportunity to offer it to Jesus and grow closer to him.
What's that dirt on your head? Why can't you eat pepperoni pizza on Fridays? Click here for six common questions Catholics hear during Lent and some answers to have ready.
Archbishop Etienne's reflections and homilies
Read reflections from Archbishop Etienne for every Sunday of Lent and homilies from Holy Week.
Palm Sunday homily
Holy Thursday homily
Easter Vigil homily
The three pillars of Lent are prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Below are resources and inspiration to help.
Finding yourself losing momentum or motivation this Lent or veering off track from your Lenten resolutions? Here is some encouragement to help.
The hard work of Lent
"Lent is a “hard thing.” An entire season of hard things, in fact. Fasting and sacrifice. Generosity, perhaps when we don't want to be generous. A season for prayer, even (and especially) when we don’t have much to say." Click to read more from Northwest Catholic
Holding out until the end
We start Lent with resolutions but can be easily discouraged, especially when the culture and daily life continually distract us. "We can take heart that Jesus, our Lord and Savior, has gone before us in seeing trials and challenges through to the end." Click to read more from Northwest Catholic
Lent and Easter Liturgies with Archbishop Etienne
Join Archbishop Etienne for Ash Wednesday and the Easter Triduum Liturgies-- Mass of the Lord's Supper, Good Friday of the Lord's Passion, and Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord. Click here to learn more about the Triduum.
Stations of the Cross
This video features images of the Stations of the Cross from parishes around the Archdiocese of Seattle. Take a couple minutes to watch and reflect on how as Catholics, we all unite to walk with Jesus through His Passion.
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