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 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).
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.
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.
Read more on the practice of receiving ashes on Ash Wednesday and the tradition of them being sprinkled on the top of one's head.
During Lent, Bishop Edward Malesic writes a scripture reflection for the faithful. The reflections are linked below daily and also available on his social media platforms. Follow the bishop on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
During the season of Lent many of the parishes, schools and other Catholic organizations within the Diocese of Cleveland offer fish fries.
The practices of Lent still apply - fasting, almsgiving and prayer - even as the pandemic remains a constant in our modern world. Father Ryan Mann, administrator of St. Basil the Great Parish in Brecksville, invites us to reconnect and recommit during this holy time of year.
This year, as we journey through the season of Lent to the three days that unfold for us the unity of Christ’s paschal mystery, let us be faithful to the Gospel and give serious attention to how we might encounter others as Jesus did with a deeper compassion and self-sacrificing love for one another.
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