Throughout the storied history of our Church, Lent has always been a time of quiet self-reflection, a graced invitation to tap into our vulnerabilities as humans - as believers - and rediscover in them our need for God’s love and mercy. Whether active or absent, faithful or faltering, spirited or struggling, Lent provides all the safety, comfort, and quiet of home.
This year, we embrace the invitation of Lent through the lens of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home. We approach the tenets of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving by caring for our common home, standing in solidarity with the poor, and laboring for the dignity and equity of all who call Earth home.
The conversations and actions that will surface as we explore Laudato Si this Lent will not be terminal — rather, they should and will mission us to further conversations and actions throughout the weeks and months ahead. So, take advantage of the wide variety of opportunities for prayer, study, reflection, and service offered in our parishes. And together, we will create a home where all are cared for, all are welcome, and all are loved.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
12:45 PM OLS
5:30 PM CSG
STUDY + REFLECTION
10 AM OLS & 7 PM CSG
THE LIGHT IS ON FOR YOU
5:30 - 7 PM OLS
LIVING THE FATHER'S LOVE
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY
6 PM CSG
LAUDATO SI + ME
A Retreat for Middle School Students & their Parents
On Thursday, March 31, from 6:30-8:00 middle school students and their parents are invited to a creative session that explores our Lenten theme, Laudato Si, the idea of stewardship, the call to love our neighbors, and ways to put the call from Pope Francis into action.
PALMS + PARADES:
A Holy Week Retreat for Children in Grades K-3
On Thursday, April 7, from 4:00-5:30 the younger members of Saint Gregory are invited to a fun, age appropriate workshop on the events of Holy Week. Children will enjoy stories, games, music, and crafts.
SIGN UP FOR EITHER RETREAT HERE!
This season of 40 days invites us to embrace the three pillars of Lent—prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. This Lent, we have created an calendar of daily reminders to PRAY, FAST, and GIVE by which we can mark our 40 day journey. Each family of the parish is invited to take a drawstring backpack which contains a calendar for each day of Lent. Some days are simple prayer suggestions, others are less traditional recommendations for fasting. The remaining days suggest small items we might give to those in need. On the “GIVE” days, place the suggested item in the backpack provided. By Holy Week, your backpack will be filled and ready to provide much needed essentials to the homeless and working poor of the Scranton area. The filled backpacks will be delivered to the Community Intervention Center in Scranton.