Lent is the forty-day liturgical season of fasting, prayer and almsgiving in preparation for Easter. The name "Lent" is from the Middle English Lenten and Anglo-Saxon Lenten, meaning spring; its more primitive ecclesiastical name was the "forty days," tessaracoste in Greek. The number "forty" is first noted in the Canons of Nicaea (A.D. 325), likely in imitation of Jesus' fast in the desert before His public ministry (with Old Testament precedent in Moses and Elijah). By the fourth century, in most of the West, it referred to six days' fast per week of six weeks (Sundays were excluded); in the seventh century the days from Ash Wednesday through the First Sunday were added to make the number forty.

Ash Wednesday

The first day of Lent, the time of reflection & penitence leading up to Easter Sunday. 

Penance SErvices

...An opportunity to be reconciled

with God and neighbor.

Retreats/Missions

Form prayerful habits and the discipline

to be able to “find God in all things”.

Stations of the Cross

Lenten devotion to call to mind

the Passion of Christ

Meatless Meals

Abstinence is a form of prayer,

a discipline.

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Lucas Flores
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E-mail: lflores@catholiclubbock.org 

Pat Behnke
Communications
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Debbie Davis
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Nicholas Flores
Communications
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