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Update: With a number of Archdioceses and Dioceses suspending Mass celebrations or dispensing with Sunday Mass obligations, the DePorres Pages has created a list of livestreamed Mass sites, Catholic TV and Radio, and prayer resources.

Lent this year starts with Ash Wednesday, on February 26, 2020. The DePorres Pages has a few things planned for this season. We get ourselves ready with the Preparing for Lent Novena. Then, each day during the season of Lent there will be reflections for each day to get us thinking about how we might grow closer to Jesus. There will, of course, homilies, episodes of Going Behind the Word and The Catholic Schoolhouse. We will also suggest, thoughout the season, ways in which you can better your prayer life, seek to serve others, and sacrifice to better see the loving presence of God in your life, and his desire to forgive and to save.

Today’s Prayer. There will be a short reflection for each day of Lent, in a new DePorres Pages podcast called Today’s Prayer. In addition to having these prayers written on a web page, they will also be available in audio form too.

High School Lenten Reflections. Each day during Lent there will be a short reflection written by high school students from the high school where I teach.

DePorres Pages Homilies. Of course, Lent does not mean that the other features on the website stop. There will the the DePorres Pages Homilies, obviously using the readings for the Lenten Season.

Going Behind the Word. The Sunday readings from Year A are particularly rich, and are always used for the RCIA. That means that they could help each of us prepare to renew our baptismal promises at Easter. Going Behind the Word will help by providing context and understanding for these readings.

Of course there are our two other podcasts, The Catholic Schoolhouse and Commentary, which also will continue.

Hopefully this will make for a holy Lent!

The Preparing for Lent Novena. This prayer begins on Monday, February 17, and continues for nine days, right up to Ash Wednesday. It is designed to help you pray for a deeper relationship with Jesus. Each day features a Scripture reading, reflection, recitation of three prayers, something concrete to do, an intention for the day and a closing prayer. In addition to posting these on the website, we will also provide an audio version as well.

Preparing for Lent Novena: Day Nine

Preparing for Lent Novena: Day Eight

Preparing for Lent Novena: Day Seven

Preparing for Lent Novena: Day Six

Preparing for Lent Novena: Day Five

Preparing for Lent Novena: Day Four

Preparing for Lent Novena: Day Three

Preparing for Lent Novena: Day Two

Preparing for Lent Novena: Day One

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