Lent 2024

Lent 2024

Lenten Mission – Broken For All

We are excited to welcome Sister Julia Walsh, FSPA for a three-night Lenten Mission on February 26, 27, and 28 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist from 6:30 – 8:00 pm each night. Simultaneous translation in Spanish will be available for these evenings. There will also be a daytime option on February 27 from 11:00 am – 4:30 pm at Three Holy Women-St. Rita, with a free lunch provided. Registration is required for the daytime session so we can plan for lunch. Please register with Terri Balash at tbalash@ffpmke.org or 414-469-6173.

Eucharistic living is communal life. Guided by Sister Julia Walsh, Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration and author of “For Love of the Broken Body,” we will gather with other members of the Family of Five Parishes to reflect on being Eucharistic people. As a prayerful community, we will reflect on how we are meant to be blessed, broken and shared as members of the Body of Christ. Opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Monday), Adoration (Tuesday), and fellowship (Wednesday) will be included. Each gathering will offer opportunities for participants to consider how they can offer their brokenness for the sake of the common good.


Lenten Almsgiving

Our Family of Five Lenten Almsgiving Program this year will benefit the Open Door Café. Open Door Café serves lunch and provides a safe space to experience love and community Sunday through Friday. Please prayerfully consider how you can volunteer your time or make a financial gift to this important local program.

We invite you to join us – to share a meal, to serve, to donate, to be God’s love in our world today! To volunteer, reach out to Idalia Nieves-Reyes at 414-276-9814 or inievesreyes@ffpmke.org.

For more information about Open Door Café, please visit www.stjohncathedral.org/index.php/odc.

If you’d like to support this almsgiving campaign, please write a check to Cathedral of St. John and put “ODC” in the memo line. Donation envelopes can be found in the pews. Together, we can change the lives of our neighbors in Milwaukee.


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.

Missionary Discipleship Groups

Little Black Books

Ash Wednesday Masses – February 14

Ash Wednesday Visits to Homebound – February 14

Lenten Mission: Broken for All – February 26, 27, 28

Reflecting on the Sunday Readings – February 19, March 4 and 18

Laetare Sunday Vespers – March 10

St. Joseph Tavolata – March 17

Lenten Day of Reconciliation – March 20

Outdoor Stations of the Cross – March 23

Resources for Holy Week

Holy Week Visits to Homebound

Holy Week Schedule


Other Weekly Lenten Activities

Reconciliation (Confession)

Holy Thursday: 7:00 am – 1:00 pm at Old St. Mary (844 N Broadway)

Monday, Tuesday, Friday (except Good Friday): 11:30 am at Old St. Mary (844 N Broadway)

Wednesday, Thursday: 4:30 pm at Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist (812 N Jackson St)

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)

Eucharistic Adoration

Thursdays of Lent (except Holy Thursday)

  • after 12:05 pm Mass at Old St. Mary, reposition at 1:30 pm

First Friday of the Month

  • after 5:15 pm Mass at Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Benediction at 7:00 pm

Third Tuesday of the Month

  • 6:00 pm at SS Peter & Paul, Benediction at 7:00 pm

Scriptural Rosary

Wednesdays and Fridays (except Good Friday)

  • after 12:05 pm Mass at Old St. Mary

Stations of the Cross

Wednesdays and Fridays (except Good Friday)

  • 11:40 am (before 12:05 pm Mass) at Old St. Mary

Friday Evenings (except Good Friday)

  • after 5:15 pm Mass at Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist

Outdoor Stations of the Cross: March 23, 10:00 am at SS Peter & Paul

Good Friday Stations of the Cross: March 29, 5:00 pm at Our Lady of Divine Providence-St. Casimir