• Lenten Season


Welcome to this page dedicated to the Season of Lent

Lent is the 40-day season of preparation for Easter that ends on Holy Thursday, three days before Easter Sunday. During Lent, Catholics recall their baptism and do penance – fasting, prayer, and almsgiving -- as they commemorate the death and resurrection of Christ. Lent is a good time for personal and community renewal, as it leads us to the paschal mystery of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

In order to help you prepare for the celebration of Easter, you will find in this section various liturgical and community resources, such as the commentary on the Gospels for each of the Sundays in Lent, as well as online retreats, and much more…

From Sunday to Sunday

spacer-221.pngEvery week during Lent, we will share a reflection on the upcoming Sunday reading from the Gospel.

First Sunday of Lent : Lk 4:1-13
Second Sunday of Lent: Lk 9:28b-36
Third Sunday of Lent: Lk 13:1-9
Fourth Sunday of Lent: Lk 15:1-3, 11-32
Fifth Sunday of Lent: Jn 8:1-11
Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion: Lk 22:14—23:56

P. Francis’ Lenten message: Sow seeds of goodness

spacer-221.pngClick on the link below to see the entire message of the Holy Father for Lent 2022.

“Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest, if we do not give up. So then, while we have the opportunity, let us do good to all” (Gal 6:9-10)

Online retreat
Online retreat

spacer-221.pngHere are some online retreat proposals for this Lenten season.

Pray as you Go
3-Minute Retreats
St. Jose Maria Institute
Newman Centre of McGill University

Resources for the family

spacer-221.pngThe Diocesan Center for Marriage, Life and Family offers different resources to live Lent (children and adult sections), Holy Week and Easter through their Pinterest account.

Lenten Campaign

spacer-221.pngFor nearly 55 years, the Development and Peace Share Lent campaign has been central to our Lenten seasons:

Campaign announcement - 2022
Letter from Archbishop Christian Lépine