Lent 2021 – Covid Edition!
Stations of the Cross - Virtual and In Person!
It is wonderful that we are able to host in-person Stations of the Cross this year! Print out your own Worship Aid to bring with you, or access it on your phone!
These will be held on six consecutive Fridays at 7pm at St. Anne Church (starting on February 19, 2021). At St. Anne Church, we will safely be able to have parishioners participate while remaining in the pews. A cross-bearer and candle-bearer will move from Station to Station as the Lector leads us through the Stations.
Please consider assisting as a Lector, Cross-bearer, candle-bearer or greeter. SIGN UP HERE
A Virtual Stations of the Cross will be filmed with members of our community reading the text for each stations and musicians recording the verses in between we can still pray the stations together while at home. Download the Worship Aid to Follow Along at Home
You will be able to find the Virtual Stations video here!
Lenten Video Series -
Beginning Ash Wednesday Blessed Trinity Parish will be presenting a seven-part Lenten Video Series. Each Wednesday throughout Lent, our host of presenters will give a brief 5-8 minute talk. These talks will focus on various Lenten practices such as Ash Wednesday, Fasting, Alms, Prayer – and more! Musical accompaniment will be provided by members of our music ministry.
Small Group Faith Sharing –
Each Lent small group faith sharing has been a deep and meaningful experience for many parishioners. This year, small group faith sharing will be done virtually, and facilitators are needed to be virtual hosts for those small groups. To join one of the small groups Sign up here
For this year’s program, we will be using materials from Dynamic Catholic, including the book “I Heard God Laugh” by Matthew Kelly. You can pick-up your copy, along with additional information, at both church halls at “Ready, Set, Lent” – see above for hours. The book is being provided free of charge to all participants.
A big thank you goes out to the two generous parishioners who donated these books to Blessed Trinity Parish!
Participants should also sign up for Dynamic Catholic's free Best Lent Ever daily videos. CLICK HERE to register. There is also an accompanying journal which participants will want to obtain (currently for sale at a discounted rate of $11.96 with free shipping) CLICK HERE to purchase the journal on the Dynamic Catholic website.
There are two dates for the sacrament of Reconciliation at Blessed Trinity Parish:
Monday March 29th, 1-2pm, St Anne Church
Tuesday March 30th, 6-7pm, St Catherine Church
We ask that masks be worn and social distancing be observed.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is always available by appointment. Please call Father Peter (978-320-4201) or Father Joe (978-320-4202) to make an appointment.
Holy Week –
Holy Thursday (April 1), Good Friday (April 2) and the Easter Vigil (April 3) will all be celebrated at 7:00 p.m. each evening. These three evenings will take place at St. Catherine Church. Pre-registration will be required to attend in-person. More information on watching the live stream and the link to register for in-person will be available in late March.
Easter Sunday –
On Sunday April 4th, Masses will be at 8:30 a.m. at St. Anne Church and 10:30 a.m. at St. Catherine Church. The 10:30 a.m. Mass will be live streamed. More information on watching the live stream and the link to register for in-person Masses will be available in late March.
Other Lent Resources:
Faith Formation Suggested Activities for Lent
It was great to see many of you at our February parent meeting. For those of you who weren't able to attend, we hope you will watch the video of that meeting, where we learn about the background of Lent and share some ideas on how to observe Lent with your family.
To help you in that effort, we have compiled many resources on prayer, crafts, activities, etc. Please remember that this is not a list of items that you have to complete. These are some ideas to help you observe Lent as a family.
Due to Covid, there will be no in-person Ash Wednesday services but you will be able to watch the Ash Wednesday service with Deacon Bill (to be sent out next week), and use the blessed ashes that you pick up from one of the churches.
Another resource that you may find useful (and may already be familiar with) is the Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl. These are the cardboard "bowls" that we can pick up at church and use during Lent as part of our almsgiving. The CRS website is a great resource for Lent, with many reflections, prayers, meatless recipes, and activities, and we encourage you to take a look at it.