Lent is a solemn and reflective liturgical season during which we prepare for the mysteries of Easter. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and lasts forty days (Sundays not included).

The forty days of Lent recall the forty days that Jesus spent in the desert before he began his public ministry. During Lent we are called to renew ourselves through fasting, prayer and alms-giving (giving money and service to those in need). Lent provides us an opportunity to examine our faith and to deepen our commitment to live a Christian