Over the weekend, many of our local parishes posted opportunities to enrich your Lent via additional parish-based offerings. We skimmed bulletins and gathered these offerings into one source for what will be a growing list! Please check back for updates and send in your suggestions to email@example.com. Our souls, like our bodies, get run down. Lent is a time for spiritual training; for raising ideals, for practicing exercises and virtues in the hope that they may have permanent effect, and for doing penance for our sins. But we must be practical, not vague. It is better to choose one penance and stick to it, rather than aiming to do too much and failing in fact to do anything.
- Make time to read Pope Francis’ Message for Lent 2017
- Prince of Peace is offering a course by Father Tomlinson on the Passion Narratives of the Gospel Thursdays at 7p in Croghan Hall (9 March, 16 March, 23 March, 30 March, 6 April)
- Father Newman in the Sunday bulletin recommended “Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World” written by Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia
- On four Thursdays of Lent (9, 16, 23 & 30 March) Father Newman will teach a class at 6.30 pm in McGrady Hall on several topics dealing with the interior life, continuing conversion, and how to make a good Confession.
- Franciscan Lenten Retreat on Saturday, March 18th at St. Anthony of Padua from 9a-4pm. There will be Speakers, Confessions, Adoration, the Franciscan Crown Rosary. Lunch will be provided: no cost, but RSVP is appreciated. Contact Marsha Wiggins at firstname.lastname@example.org or if questions: Judy Bruce 864.901.5104.
- Father Chris in his Sunday bulletin recommended “Nothing Superfuous: An Explanation of the Symbolism of the Rite of St. Gregory the Great” by Fr. James Jackson, FSSP
- St. Anthony of Padua continues their University offerings. Learn more here and contact TJ Cofield with questions at email@example.com.
- Lighthouse Media CDs are available for pickup at many parishes. A recommended title for Lent is Meditations on the Stations of the Cross.
Go to confession
- The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available here, but you’re encouraged to check your parish for Lenten updates. Many parishes have supplemented their schedule to accommodate parishioner needs!
Add a daily Mass to your weekly schedule:
- The schedule of daily Mass offerings in Greenville are posted here. Check your local parish for Lenten updates!
Attend night prayer on Sunday evenings:
- Sundays at 5pm – Vespers @ St. Mary’s Downtown
- Sundays at 7:30pm – Compline @ Prince of Peace (At Compline, we examine our conscience; we sing psalms with their proper antiphons; and we listen to the Word of God. The highlight of the service is the Anthem to Our Lady, in which we process to the Lady Altar, the Faithful are sprinkled with Holy Water, and the antiphon is sung.)
Go to Stations of the Cross/Way of the Cross on Fridays:
- 5:30pm at St. Mary Magdalene
- 6pm at St. Mary’s Downtown
- 7pm at Prince of Peace (NOT on March 3rd due to hosting SC Men’s Conference)
Pray at the Abortion Clinic during 40 days for Life (1 March – 9 April)
- Learn about the kickoff event on Saturday, March 4th via Facebook: 40daysgreenville www.40daysforlife.com/greenville
Commit to an hour of adoration at 1 of our perpetual adoration chapels
- St. Mary Magdalene: A key card is required to enter the chapel. If you would like to sign up as an adorer or regular visitor, or just visit for the day, please come to the St. Mary Magdalene parish office Monday – Friday, between 9.00 am and 3.30 pm. Hours in need: Sundays at 1 p.m. Mondays at 2 a.m. Wednesdays at 1 a.m. Fridays at 2 a.m. & 9 a.m. Saturdays at 8 p.m. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-288 4884 x238.
- Prince of Peace: Contact Lisa Buss at email@example.com or call 864.508.7123. Choose an hour of your convenience or consider one of our URGENT NEEDS (*) or one needing a prayer partner: Monday 1 am* Thursday 1 pm & 5 pm Tuesday 1 am* Friday 11 am*, 4 pm, 6 pm* Wednesday 2 am* Saturday 10 pm
- Join LVG at Hour of Grace (an hour of guided prayer, contemplation, and praise & worship before the Blessed Sacrament) at 6:30pm on Monday, March 6th at St. Anthony of Padua School Chapel
Pray the Rosary
- Start a group! Pray on your own! Or, make a commitment to join Deacons Roger and Michael on Mondays at 6 p.m. in praying the Rosary at St. Mary Magdalene
Volunteer/Acts of Service
- Ronald McDonald House: review the list of needs in the bulletin for St. Mary’s Downtown
- Habitat for Humanity Faith Build 2017: You do not need to be an expert handyperson to help out; just be willing to give a few of your Thursdays, Fridays and/or Saturdays (morning or afternoon) from late March thru early June. Contact Ed Walsh 864-436-0700 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer and/or to receive additional information. You may also go to smmcc.org/ habitat to learn more about our Habitat Ministry.
- Donate to the Food Pantry @ St. Anthony of Padua: The Food Pantry provides assistance to those in need in the community by providing non-perishable food bags for individuals, food boxes for families, as siting with bill and rent, providing kerosene vouchers, etc. Outreach is coordinated with Catholic Charities and the Save-a-Smile program. The parish nurse assists with medical needs. Stephanie Rosso | email@example.com | 864.233.7717 x 211 Phillip Griffin | 864.233.7717 x 211
Commit to regular tithing or increase your sacrifice at your parish (are you registered?)
Attend the Diocesan Lenten Recollection