Lent 2023 – Real Presence: Real Love
The Family of Four Parishes is happy to announce that this year’s Lenten theme is “Real Presence: Real Love.” Our Lenten almsgiving partner is the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Milwaukee. During this season of Lent, we will invite parishioners to learn about and get involved with our local St. Vincent de Paul conferences through service and generous giving. We look forward to encountering our Lord and each other through prayer, fasting and almsgiving.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international Catholic organization of lay persons which seeks, in a spirit of justice and charity, and by person- to-person involvement of its members, to eliminate poverty and hunger. Vincentian helping can include any person-to-person assistance that promotes human dignity and integrity. The Society is concerned not only with relieving need but also with addressing the situations that cause it. Please join the parishioners from our family of parishes as we strive to make Lent a place where we all remember that we belong to one another.
At St. Vincent de Paul, they rely on donations like yours to provide the most assistance possible to our community members and neighbors. When you provide sheets and blankets, kitchen dishes and utensils, furniture, and other gently used or new items, they are able to help make a house or apartment feel more like a home; we are able to be God’s hand and bring His love to our neighbors.
If you’d like to support this almsgiving campaign, please write a check to St. Vincent de Paul and put “Lenten Almsgiving” in the memo line. Donation envelopes can be found in the pews. Together, we can change the lives of our neighbors in Milwaukee.
To learn more, please visit our CMC: St. Vincent de Paul page or svdpmilw.org.
Prayer, Community, Education, and Service Opportunities during Lent
Click on individual event links below to learn more. Check back throughout Lent as more details are added.
Ash Wednesday Masses – February 22
Ash Wednesday Visits to Homebound – February 22
Reflecting on the Sunday Readings – March 6 and 20
Eucharistic Adoration – March 7 and April 4
Eat, Drink, and Be Catholic – March 8
St. Joseph Tavolata – March 19
UPLIFT Young Adults – March 19
Taizé Prayer Service – March 22
Old St. Mary Patronal Feast Day – March 25
Four Parish Lenten Reconciliation Service – March 27
Lenten Day of Reconciliation – March 29
Fish Fry to Benefit Catholic East – March 31
Outdoor Stations of the Cross – April 1
Other Weekly Lenten Activities
Weekly “Gospel Teaser” Video Reflections
One-minute videos reflecting on the upcoming Gospels.
- February 19 Introduction: Fr. Carlos
- Ash Wednesday: Fr. Tim
- February 26: Chad Griesel
- March 5: Fr. Carlos
- March 12: Mary Robertson
- March 19: Terri Balash
- March 26: Anh Clausen
- April 2
- Holy Thursday
- Good Friday
- Easter Sunday
Weekly Written Reflections
Weekly written reflections will be posted here and in the bulletin.
- Week 1: February 26
- Week 2: March 5
- Week 3: March 12
- Week 4: March 19
- Week 5: March 26
- Week 6: April 2
Stations of the Cross
Wednesdays and Fridays (except Good Friday)
- 11:40 am (before 12:05 pm Mass) at Old St. Mary
Friday Evening Lenten Devotions (except Good Friday): Scriptural Rosary, Marian Stations of the Cross, and Litany of Miraculous Infant of Prague
- 6:00 pm at Old St. Mary
Outdoor Stations of the Cross: April 1, 9:00 am at SS Peter & Paul
Good Friday Stations of the Cross: April 7, 3:00 pm at Our Lady of Divine Providence-St. Casimir
Good Friday Stations of the Cross: April 7, 5:00 pm at Old St. Mary
Communal Reconciliation: March 27, 7:00 pm at Our Lady of Divine Providence-St. Casimir (2600 N Bremen)
Monday, Tuesday, Friday (except Good Friday): 11:30 am at Old St. Mary (844 N Broadway)
Saturday (except Holy Saturday)
- 3:30 – 3:45 pm Our Lady of Divine Providence-St. Casimir (2600 N Bremen)
- 3:30 – 4:15 pm at Three Holy Women-Holy Rosary (2011 N Oakland)
- 4:00 – 4:45 pm at SS Peter & Paul (2490 N Cramer)