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Why Catholic? Meet Bishop Edward C. Malesic

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Celebrate Lent by devoting oneself to prayer, scripture readings, and giving to others as an act of holy virtue.  Often holiday traditions can get mixed into the heart of celebrating holy days or other practices found within the liturgical season.  This section provides resources to help one journey to the foot of the cross during Lent.

Bishop Malesic offers Lenten Message &
Daily Reflections

Bishop Malesic offers words of inspiration during the season of Lent.  Bishop has released his Lenten message for the faithful.  In addition, every day during Lent, he provides daily reflections.  Access to the calendar of his reflections are linked below and can also be found on his social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).

Read Bishop Malesic's Lenten Message

Access Bishop Malesic's Daily Lenten Reflections

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Holy Week Liturgies

The diocese will be streaming Holy Week liturgies March 29 through April 3, 2021 from the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.  Liturgies are open to the public with limited capacity except for the Chrism Mass on Wednesday, March 30.  This is by invitation/ticket only. 
All liturgies will be streamed on the diocesan website and Facebook page.

Holy Week Information

Bishop reflects on the season of Lent

On the Feb. 10, the first Friday of Lent, Bishop Malesic spoke candidly with Catholics during his first, live, casual conversation on Facebook. From his parlor chair, the bishop spoke on the journey of Lent during pandemic life.

Stations of the Cross

Pray the Stations of the Cross as they are streamed live from the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist every Friday during Lent.  

First Friday of Lent - Stations of the Cross

Lent in 3 Minutes

From What is Lent all about? Why do Christians receive ashes on Ash Wednesday? Why 40 days? If you’re looking for answers, you’ve come to the right place.

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