Lent 2021

Deepen your faith this Lent by joining the University community in prayer, with many opportunities to experience Lent with Mary, fasting, and almsgiving.

For all the events hosted by Campus Ministry during lent, Click Here!


  • Student in Prayer on Ash Wednesday

    Ash Wednesday: February 17th

    Ash Wednesday Masses
    All Ash Wednesday Masses will be in the Pryzabla Great Rooms

    8:45 A.M., 12:40 P.M., 5:10 P.M., 9:00 P.M.

    Liturgy of the Word with Ash Distribution (No Mass)
    Pryzabla Great Rooms - 8:00 a.m.
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    Eucharistic Adoration During Lent

    The Blessed Sacrament will be displayed in Caldwell Chapel for Lenten adoration Monday to Thursday from 1:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., beginning Monday, February 22. 

    The First and Third Fridays there will be Adoration in St. Michael Chapel, Maloney Hall on February 19, March 5, and March 19.

    Silent Adoration will be held every Tuesday and Thursday at 8:00pm in St. Vincent's Chapel and Praise and Worship Adoration will be held every Wednesday at 9:00pm in St. Vincent's Chapel.

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    Confession Opportunities

    The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered during Adoration on Tuesday and Thursdays at 8:00pm

    Anyone can email one of our Franciscan Friars to also hear confessions as well. Please click here for their emails!

Lent with Mary

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    Experience Taize

    Tuesday, March 2nd, 7:00 P.M., St. Vincents Chapel

    A service of Prayer, Song and Contemplation by Candlelight. RSVP on our page on the Nest!

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    Mother of Hope

    Tuesday, March 16, 7:00 p.m., St. Vincents Chapel

    Come join us as we gather for an hour of prayer and song for our families and for all our needs.

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    The hour of the Sorrowful Mother

    Tuesday, March 30, 7:00 P.M.-- St. Vincents Chapel

    Join Campus Ministry for an hour of Marian prayer, reflection, and song. 


  • Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of Fast and Abstinence for members of the Catholic Church.

    Fridays during Lent are days of abstinence from meat for members of the Church.

    Fasting is eating only one full meal and two partial meals and not eating in between meals. Abstinence is refraining from eating meat.

    Pope Francis encourages other forms of fasting:

    Fast from hurting words and say kind words.
    Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude.
    Fast from anger and be filled with patience.
    Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope.
    Fast from worries and trust in God.
    Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity.
    Fast from pressures and be prayerful.
    Fast from bitterness and fill your heart with joy.
    Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to others.
    Fast from grudges and be reconciled.
    Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.


  • CRS Rice Bowl

    CRS Rice Bowl

    Wednesday, February 17, and Sundays During Lent 

    Each year, Catholic Relief Services provides Lenten Rice Bowls to parishes throughout the country. With CRS Rice Bowl, we commit our Lenten prayers, fasting, and almsgiving to deepening our faith and serving those in need. Click here to learn more and reflect on the stories of hope from those that CRS serves.

    Pick up your Rice Bowl after Mass on Ash Wednesday and Sundays during Lent.

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    S.O.M.E. (So Others Might Eat)

    Wednesdays & Thursdays

    Come make sandwiches for SOME(So Others Might Eat), an organization that provides food and other services to people in downtown DC who are experiencing food insecurity and homelessness.

    We will make sandwiches and assemble bagged lunches on campus in Pryz 321/323.

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    Cardinal Cupboard Donations

    Donations to the Cardinal Cupboard are welcome and appreciated. Monetary donations will be used towards buying supplies for the Cardinal Cupboard. Donations can also be made in the form of non-perishable goods. Requested items include hygiene products, organic/low-sodium canned goods, granola bars, cereal, tuna, canned soups, and healthy snack options. Bring donations to the Office of Campus Ministry or to the Cardinal Cupboard. 

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    McKenna Center

    Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday

    Volunteers will assist in checking in guests, serving breakfast, and distributing clothing. Meet outside the office of Campus Ministry (Caldwell Hall) by 6:45 am to leave at 7 am. Students will be back in time for 9 am classes.

    Van transportation is provided. Please wear a mask and closed-toed shoes.

  • Parchment Party

    Parchment Party

    Tuesdays-- 6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. 

    Join other students in making cards and writing letters to members of our local community: Little Sisters of the Poor, Armed Forces Retirement Home, Bethlehem House and Girls in Action(Beacon House).

    Come to Caldwell 117 between 6-7pm to relax & unwind & send a thoughtful card to someone!