Lent is a 40-day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday. It’s a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection at Easter.

During Lent, we seek the Lord in prayer by reading Sacred Scripture; we serve by giving alms; and we practice self-control through fasting. We are called not only to abstain from luxuries during Lent, but to a true inner conversion of heart as we week to follow Christ’s will more faithfully.1

Learn More About Lent

Make A Lenten Plan

Plan how you will pray, fast, and give during this Lenten season. Check out these resources for ideas:

  1. From the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops