St. Michael and All Angels
The little church with a Big Heart.

Lenten Practices

What is Lent?

Lent is a 40 day season of preparation for the resurrection of Jesus. The days are counted from Ash Wednesday through the Saturday before Easter (Holy Saturday), not including Sundays. We mark this time by choosing actions that help to draw us closer to God.

How do I “celebrate” Lent?

Traditionally, we begin the season on Ash Wednesday, when we receive ashes as a reminder of the uncertainty of human life. We continue throughout the 40 day journey by making room in our hearts and lives for Christ's resurrection.

How can I draw myself closer to God?

Because we are unable to meet together, we will be journeying together using the “Lenten Micropractices” program from Vibrant Church Communications. The program itself can be used by just interacting with the booklet, but we will be extending the conversation using our Facebook page. Feel free to engage as much or as little as you'd like there.

Available “Lenten Micropractices” Resources

You can ask for a packet from the church by calling 716.836.0220. In addition, you can download all of the resources here for printing or viewing on your computer.