Lenten Resources



Welcome to our resource page.

We hope this page will help you on your Lenten Journey

LENT – 2018 ~ at Christ the King

Daily Mass – 8:30 AM Monday – Friday and 5:30 PM Tuesday & Thursday (Chapel)
Stations of the Cross – Friday afternoons at 4:00 PM  Main Church  
except Friday March 23rd, Stations will be at 5PM followed by a Simple Lenten Supper at 5:30PM
Living Stations of the Cross-Presented by our Youth Ministry, March 30th, Good Friday, at 3PM
Contemporary Meditation on the Stations of the Cross–Presented by Echo Community, Tuesday March 27th at 7:30 PM
 Parish Library – Open daily, with a display of Lenten books and audio/visuals for your quiet time during Lent
Adult Bible Study – Sundays after the 10:30 AM  Mass
What’s Missing? –The topic for Lent will be “The Art of Letting Go, Living the Wisdom of St. Francis”
by Fr. Richard Rohr.   Sessions every other Thursday
Walking With Purpose – A Bible Study for Women – Meets Tuesday mornings 9AM –  11AM or Thursday evenings 7PM – 9PM 

Palm  Sunday – Masses with blessing and distribution of palms
Saturday, March 24th – 4PM, Sunday March 25th – 8:30AM , 10:30AM ( with procession) and 5:30PM

Sacrament of Reconciliation-Saturday afternoons, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Monday, March 26th – 3:00 – 6:00 PM
No confessions during the Sacred Triduum – Holy Thursday, Good Friday or Holy Saturday

Sacred Triduum:

Holy Thursday, March 29th- 7:00PM Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper ~ Night Prayer 10:00PM
Good Friday, March 30th – 8:30AM Morning Prayer ~ 3:00PM -Living Stations of the Cross ~ 7:00 PM ~ Service of the Passion
Holy Saturday, March 31st 8:30AM – Morning Prayer ~ 7:00PM Solemn Vigil of Easter
Easter Sunday, April 1st – Masses at 8:00AM, 9:30AM and 11:00AM






L I V I N G  L E N T  2018  ~ click for a flyer

 “Charity covers a multitude of sins”

Click to view Food for the Poor ~ El Tablon, Guatemala, Dr Nicholas Matis 


 Adult Bible Study – Sundays after the 10:30 AM  Mass

What’s Missing? –The topic for Lent will be “The Art of Letting Go, Living the Wisdom of St. Francis” by Fr. Richard Rohr.   Sessions every other Thursday

Walking With Purpose – A Bible Study for Women – Meets Tuesday mornings 9AM –  11AM or Thursday evenings 7PM – 9PM 



click the logo’s below to link to the various suggestions for Lent.






The Vatican has released Pope Francis’s Lenten message:

“Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold” (Mt 24:12)

 click to read his message.


During Lent (and long after) we hope you’ll check in regularly with our blog. Posts will be from, Fr. Edward Healey, Fr. Marek Chmurski,Deacons Greg Beckel, David Pierce and seminarian Chris Hughes.
The King’s Corner



For children or grandchildren, click the logo and go to our resource page for printable games, puzzles, coloring or web activities for the children in your family. Activities


Lent is a season that calls us:

to fast from discontent and to feast on gratitude;
to fast from anger and to feast on patience;
to fast from bitterness and to feast on forgiveness;
to fast from self-concern and to feast on compassion;
to fast from discouragement and to feast on hope;
to fast from laziness and to feast on commitment;
to fast from complaining and to feast on acceptance;
to fast from lust and to feast on respect;

to fast from prejudice and to feast on understanding;
to fast from resentment and to feast on reconciliation;
to fast from lies and to feast on the truth;
to fast from wasted time and to feast on honest work;
to fast from grimness and to feast on joy;
to fast from suspicion and to feast on trust;
to fast from idle talk and to feast on prayer and silence;
to fast from guilt and to feast on the mercy of God.





This Lent, foster a daily practice of spiritual calm where God is at the center. Living Lent Daily is a daily e-mail series delivering fresh reflections based on the Scriptures of Lent. Each day’s message includes a quotation from the day’s Scripture readings and a brief reflection to spur meditation, prayer, and self-examination. The messages also include suggestions for further exploration of Lenten themes through additional online articles and prayers. Living Lent Daily



This Lent, grow in your friendship with God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit with a special series by the dotMagis bloggers. We share Fr. Barry’s meditations for the Wednesdays of Lent and a reflection inspired by each. Lenten Meditations



This Lent, become a spiritual athlete and join Tim for The Ignatian Workout for Lent. Each Monday he’ll share audio reflections accompanied by suggestions for prayer and action. Based on the book of the same name, the online retreat begins the week of Ash Wednesday and continues through Easter Week.
On-Line Retreat



Enter into a visual prayer experience this Lent with Arts & Faith: Lent. Each week we’ll provide a video commentary about a work of art inspired by the Sunday Scriptures. Use these videos to take a new look at this season of spiritual renewal through the lens of sacred art.
Arts & Faith: Lent


This is an adapted version of the Spiritual Exercises. Materials are modified from the longer retreat in The Ignatian Adventure by Kevin O’Brien, SJ.

The eight-week schedule makes it perfectly timed as a Lent and Easter retreat, but the adventure can be started at any time, on your schedule. Join in a flexible experience of daily prayer and reflection. Choose to commit to a regular period of prayer each day, or start with only one day a week. Use as much or as little of the material as helps you in your
Ignatian adventure.



From Ashes to Glory invites you to take up the practice of reflecting on your day, its gifts and graces, and the progress you are making in life with Christ. It’s a way of praying the Examen through Lent, with materials by Joseph Tetlow, SJ.
From Ashes to Glory



The Lunchtime Examen invites you to pause at noontime (or whatever time fits your calendar) to review your day in the presence of God. This six-session series is led by Jim Manney, author of A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer: Discovering the Power of St. Ignatius Loyola’s Examen.


Sacred Space is inspired by the spirituality of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, a sixteenth-century Basque, whose insights into God’s working with the human heart have been of great assistance to countless people over the centuries and are found more helpful than ever today.

Sacred Space is a joint apostolate of the Irish Province of the Society of Jesus – the Jesuits, and Loyola Press. The site originated in the offices of the Jesuit Communication Centre in Ireland in 1999.
Sacred Space


Preparation for Lent
By Becky Eldredge
Before Lent begins, turn to Jesus and ask, “What is the grace you desire to deepen within me over these next 40 days?”
  The Language of the Cross
By Joseph A. Tetlow, SJ
Tetlow explores the idea that Jesus’ Passion brings us to embrace the world as it really is.
A Blessing and a Curse
By Andy Otto
Otto posits that Lent is a chance to grapple with the paradox of the cross as blessing and curse.
  Come as You Are to Jesus
By Rebecca Ruiz
Jesus doesn’t demand perfection and is waiting for you this Lent.
Where Have We Not Yet Surrendered Our Lives to God?
By Marina McCoy
In Lent, we consider where we have not yet surrendered our lives to God, in concrete and practical ways.
  Pilgrims in Paris and a Lesson for Lent
By Cara Callbeck
The experience of a pilgrim journeying to a shrine is like the experience of Lent.
Connecting with the Stations of the Cross
By Kerry Weber
Weber shares how she connected with the Stations of the Cross in this excerpt from her book, Mercy in the City.



 “A Concord Pastor Comments, On Life, Worship and Spirituality in the Roman Catholic Church” a blog by Fr. Austin Fleming, a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston, serving for the last 20 years in Concord MA.
Fr. Fleming is a wonderful writer who will enrich your Lenten journey.
A Concord Pastor Comments


Join Dynamic Catholic for The Best Lent Ever 2017 ~ We all know the things that make us happy, but we don’t always do them. Lent is an opportunity to change that. This year we invite you to do something different.

Sign up for Best Lent Ever, a FREE, video-based email program featuring internationally acclaimed speaker and New York Times bestselling author Matthew Kelly. From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, Matthew will help you identify what stands between you and happiness . . . and what to do about it. Are you ready for your Best Lent Ever?


10 tips for making the season more meaningful

1. Slow Down – Set aside 10 minutes a day for silent prayer or meditation. It will revitalize your body and your spirit.
2. Read a good book – You could choose the life of a saint, a spiritual how-to, an inspirational book or one of the pope’s new books.
3. Be kind – Go out of your way to do something nice for someone else every day.
4. Get involved – Attend a Lenten lecture or spiritual program.
5. Volunteer at your parish – Whether it’s the parish fish fry, cleaning the church or helping with the food drive, it will give you a chance to help others.
6. Reach out – Invite an inactive Catholic to come with you to receive ashes on Ash Wednesday.
7. Pray – Especially for people you don’t like and for people who don’t like you.
8. Tune out – Turn off the television and spend quality time talking with family members or friends.
9. Clean out closets – Donate gently used items to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
10. Donate – Google “Catholic Missions.” Then pick one mission and decide how you can help by sending money, clothing or supplies.
Our Sunday Visitor


Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the 40 days of preparation for the Easter season when Christians are called to deepen their spiritual lives through the practices of fasting, prayer, and alms-giving. The belief is that our consistent participation in these practices — like exercise we do for our physical health — improves our spiritual well-being by stripping away all that is unnecessary and becoming more mindful of how God is working in our lives. Challenge yourself this year, and go beyond the usual practice of “giving up” something. Now is a great time to take stock of your spiritual life and to grow in it. Not sure where to start? Check out these 25 ideas:


We offer resources here to assist our entry into this wonderful season, from our preparing to begin Lent to our preparing to celebrate the holy three days following Lent.

May Our Lord grant us all the graces we need and desire.

Creighton Resources


By doing for others, I am giving up my time.
Acts of sacrifice from the Association of the Miraculous Medal

~ Pray daily for those in need
~ Share your love of our Blessed Mother with a child
~ Run errands for someone who is sick or elderly
~ Donate items to a food pantry/soup kitchen
~ Say the rosary for the sick, lonely, and homeless
~ Send a greeting card to a shut-in
~ Donate clothing to a thrift shop or homeless shelter
~ Help an elderly neighbor or friend with a chore
~ Read a Psalm each day
~ Read to someone in a nursing home
~ Visit someone who is sick




Video’s for Lent: