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LENT 2021 RESOURCES

The goal of every Christian is to leave Lent a stronger and more vital person of faith than when we entered.  To help you on your Lenten 2021 journey, find below a variety of resources to choose from that will help you grow and become stronger in your faith during this season of fasting, prayer and pentinence.

ST. MARK'S EVENTS

  • Fridays during Lent at 7:00 pm Stations of the Cross will be live streamed only using Facebook Live.  Click this link to access each Friday:  https://www.facebook.com/StMarksGreece/live/
    Materials can be picked up in the Church Narthex or are available by clicking this link: PRINTABLE STATIONS OF THE CROSS BOOKLET
  • Lenten Friday Fish Frys hosted by our Knights of Columbus each Friday from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Will be TakeOut only with Curbside Service, due to COVID 19
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation each Saturday from 3:30 to 4:30PM 
  • Catholic Relief Service Rice Bowls offers an opportunity to practice charitable giving. (Available in the Church Narthex)
  • Lent One Day at a Time for Catholic Teens - A Daily session, live or prerecorded, will be presented on social media (Facebook/Instagram) by Mrs. Burgio.  Books are available.  For more information contact Mrs. Burgio at 585-225-3710; ext. 203, or Email: [email protected]

 

OTHER CATHOLIC RESOURCES

  • NOTRE DAME RETREAT HOUSE - Lenten Desert Days - One day retreats for you to spend time alone with God at our Retreat House, up on the hill in Canadaigua. Space and time will be given in order to read, reflect, respond, pray in solitude with God and attend Mass.  Materials will be provided for your use or you are welcome to bring your own materials.  Suggested donation $25 which includes a bagged lunch.  Program runs 9:00 - 3:00 PM.  Choose your day to attend, Wednesdays - February 17, 24 , March 3 & 10 ; Saturdays - February 20 & 27 (Limited to 15 per session) To Register: call Nancy at 585-394-5700 or email: [email protected]

 

  • NOTRE DAME VIRTUAL SPIRITUAL REFLECTION - If you can't come to us why not have Notre Dame Retreat House come to you!  These challenging times have offered us the opportunity to create a series called “Signs of Hope from Notre Dame”.  Our first segment will be during Lent 2021 and will be done virtually. First session is entitled,  “Reflection on the Pandemic from the Standpoint of our Faith”
      •  March 6th OR March 13th from 10:00 - 11:30 AM  (FREE)
      •  Register for one date by sending us an email to [email protected] so we can send you the Zoom invite.  

Format for this session is as follows: 
o Welcome & Introduction
o Opening Prayer
o Fr. Frank - “Job as Image of Faith in time of Crisis”
o Quiet music/Exposition of Blessed Sacrament
o Fr. Tom (3/6) - “Alone with Jesus”
   Sr. Carole (3/13) “How has the pandemic changed/Spiritual & Emotional Life”
o Questions, comments or observations
o Closing prayer

 

  • DYNAMIC CATHOLIC, BEST LENT EVER - Feed your soul with prayer this Lent. Follow along with daily reflection videos from Matthew Kelly, inspired by his new book I Heard God Laugh, and deepen your prayer life while preparing for the celebration of Easter!  If you choose to throw yourself into this experience, we promise you that you will be surprised by what God can do in your life with just an email, a short video and an open heart.  Matthew Kelly's book he will be using during this program , "I Heard God Laugh" is available in our Narthex for free while supplies last. CLICK HERE - SIGNUP FOR BEST LENT EVER PROGRAM (FREE)

 

  • FORMED - 40 DAYS TO GRACE AND GLORY This Lent, we invite you to journey with Dr. Tim Gray by signing up for Daily Lenten Reflections. Each day you will receive in your inbox a short video which features Dr. Gray commenting on the daily Mass readings, explaining the Scriptures, and providing you with concrete ideas on how to apply them to your Christian life. Available for free on FORMED.  CLICK HERE - SIGNUP FOR FORMED 40 DAYS TO GRACE  If you need assistance acessing FORMED, find instructions here https://www.stmarksgreece.com/formed     (FREE)

 

  • PRAY MORE LENTEN RETREAT.  This retreat will be just like an in-person retreat that you can experience at home -- anywhere, anytime.  The retreat will feature 6 speakers, each of them giving a few video presentations that will help you be more dedicated to prayer in your everyday life this Lent -- and onward.  You will receive a transcrip of the speakers talks along with reflective study guides for each.  You will be able to download the presentations so you can listen to them anywhere.  Retreat is totally self-paced.  CLICK HERE -- PRAY MORE RETREAT SIGNUP & MORE INFO  (Cost - donation - choose $50, $20, $1 or if unable to pay, you can still sign up for FREE)