Lent 2021

Lent is a period of spiritual preparation.

Prayer

Eucharistic Adoration

What: Holy Hour with Jesus
Where: Eucharistic Adoration at South Church
When: Additional hours available from 3 p.m. Friday until 12 noon Sunday. (Full public schedule listed below.)

We are excited to be preparing to move to Perpetual Adoration (24 hours per day, seven days per week) at the start of the Easter season. Would you consider becoming a regular adorer? Perhaps you’ve been on our substitute list, or considered becoming an adorer in the past? Or, have you ever considered stopping by the South Church to pray but had some questions?

We are looking to fill the hours from Friday at 3 p.m. to Sunday at 12 p.m. Perhaps you can do twice a month, or a different day/time commitment works? Please prayerfully discern where you may be called. We thank you in advance for the support of this beautiful blessing in our parish.

For questions or to schedule a regular adoration time, please contact the Adoration Committee or call the parish office at 262-377-1070 to be connected to a member of the Eucharistic Adoration committee.

The South Church is currently open for adoration and prayer:

  • 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday
  • 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday
  • 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Tues., Wed., Thurs.
  • 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Friday

Stations of the Cross – South Church

The Stations of the Cross will be prayed at 7 p.m. every Friday during Lent at the South Church. The Stations are a Catholic devotion that commemorates Jesus Christ’s last day on Earth as a man. At each station, the participants recall and meditate on a specific event from Christ’s last day.

Fasting and Abstinence

Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence – meaning that meat is not to be consumed. Abstinence from meat is binding from age 14 onward.

While fasting is only obligatory on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, Fr. Patrick encourages those who are able to consider fasting for each of the Fridays in Lent.

The norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 – 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal.

Almsgiving

Donations for Family Sharing

Family Sharing of Ozaukee County has a mission to alleviate hunger in Ozaukee County with dignity and compassion. This Lent, our St. Francis Borgia community will be collecting items to help support the efforts of Family Sharing. Collection bins are located in the gathering space through Mar. 10. Please consider donating the following items that are in much need at the pantry: cream of mushroom soup; beef soup; canned corn and facial tissues.

Family Sharing also runs an upscale retail store which helps fund the food pantry. Please consider donating gently-used items. There is a bin specifically for resale shop donations.