Lenten resources to help you and your loved ones on your spiritual journeys!

Click the links to access offerings from the Archdiocesan Retreat Center and Archdiocesan Spirituality Center during Lent 2017.

Lenten TV Broadcast and Live Stream Schedule

In partnership with the Archdiocese of New Orleans, WLAE-TV will live broadcast the following Masses and liturgies from St. Louis Cathedral. All liturgies will be live streamed at http://nolacatholic.org.

Ash Wednesday, March 1 - 12 pm noon Mass

Chrism Mass, April 11 - 10 am Mass

Holy Thursday, April 13 (Mass of the Lord's Last Supper) - 7 pm Mass

Good Friday, April 14 (Liturgy of the Lord's Passion and Veneration of the Cross) - 3 pm

Easter Sunday, April 16 - 11 am

Note: WLAE-TV live broadcasts Sunday Morning Mass at 11 am each weekend and Daily Mass on weekdays at 12:05 pm.



Printable Lenten Calendar from the USCCB

During Lent, take inspiration from the words of St. Paul (2 Cor 8:9), and contemplate his invitation to live a life of evangelical poverty. Embrace the Lord's call to being the blessed poor by "giving up" material things, including food, superfluous to your basic needs; "taking up" charitable habits directed to helping and caring for others; and "lifting up" those in need through giving alms, through praying for them, and by participating in devotional practices.

Fortify your Lenten journey with the words of the church fathers and Pope Francis featured on this calendar, and contemplate the suggestions for prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Print the calendar in English or Spanish and post it in a prominent place to remind you of your commitment to give up, take up, and lift up, during this Lent.

Prayer Resources for the Lenten Season

Lectio Divina for Lent

Stations of the Cross (traditional)

A Scriptural Way of the Cross for Lent

Stations of the Cross for Marriages and Families

Stations of the Cross from Mary's View

Prayer Before a Crucifix

NOLACatholic Nights of Confession

March 22, 29 and April 5, 2017

How to Go to Confession and an Examination of Conscience

Rediscovering the Sacament of Penance

Lenten Resources for Children and Families

40 Lenten Activities for Catholic Families

Lent in 60 Seconds! With Lego

Lenten Activities for Children (by grade level) from Loyola Press

CRS Rice Bowl - A Catholic Program for Lent

10 Lent and Holy Week Activities for Catholic Families

The Missionary Childhood Association presents: 2017 Lenten Mission Assemblies

Video Series: Return To God

Join with the NOLACatholic community for a special Lenten journey reflecting on the Sunday Gospel readings. Follow us on Facebook for each week's link to a special reflection from a local priest, deacon, religious or lay woman or man, as we observe the season of Lent and focus on this special theme of “returning to God.”. Each reflection provides a special and unique insight into the Gospel reading as well as practical suggestions for how to live the Gospel message in one’s own life. The series kicked-off with a reflection from Archbishop-emeritus Alfred Hughes on Ash Wednesday and will continue each Sunday as well as Holy Thursday and Good Friday.


Articles on faith, spirituality and tips on growing a deeper relationship with God:

Create a "catchable" faith

The Little Way of Fasting

God Wants Your Heart for Lent

Into the Desert that is Your Actual Life

Fasting: Lent’s spiritual practice creates space for prayer

Why Pray the Stations of the Cross? 8 Reasons from Pope Francis

Archbishop Gregory Aymond encourages focusing on one change during lent. Read his Clarion Herald column here.

"The Word is a gift. Other persons are a gift"  Read Pope Francis' message for Lent 2017 here.

Find more resources from the USCCB here

And Last but not least, catch a #FridayFishFry near you and support local NOLACatholic Church Parish Ministries! Click here for a listing.