Lent 2022

Little Black Books: Your companion for Lent
The goal is to find six minutes of quiet time every day to walk through this book, a page at a time. Six minutes.  That’s within reach.  And it pays big returns. Pick-up your book after Mass the weekend of February 26-27.

Ash Wednesday Mass & Distribution of Ashes
March 2nd – 8:00am, 9:30am, 7:00pm

Diocesan Evening of Confession
The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland invites all Catholics to the Evening of Confession this Lenten season on Wednesday, March 16th from 5pm-8pm.

Area Lenten Communal Penance Service
Sunday, March 27th at 4pm at our Lady of Victory Church, 73 North Avenue, Tallmadge.

Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross will take place at IHM Church Fridays during Lent beginning March 4 through April 8 at 7pm.

Fasting & Abstinence
Ash Wednesday & Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards. If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday night) as the “paschal fast” to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus and to prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily his Resurrection.

Lenten Resources from Cleveland Diocese
Through simple activities the faithful may enjoy hands-on activities this Lent while practicing prayer, acts of charity and gaining a deeper understanding of this liturgical season. More information can be found at https://www.dioceseofcleveland.org/lent/overview. Lent is an invitation from God; “Come back to me with all your heart,” (Joel 2:12). May the Lenten resources on this page help you in the journey of answering the invitation this Lent.