Lenten Activities

Lent begins on Wednesday, February 13th, and Mount Mercy invites all members of the Mount Mercy community to join us for Ash Wednesday and receive ashes as a sign of our devotion to God, God's grace, and a desire to turn from selfishness and individualism toward a culture of sharing and nourishing the common good.

Ash Wednesday:

  • Mass at 9am at Sacred Heart Convent
  • Mass at 12:05pm in the Chapel of Mercy
  • Inter-Denominational Service at 7pm in the Chapel of Mercy

Throughout Lent, Mount Mercy is sponsoring many other events for students including:

  • Participation in the Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl project this year, from February 13 - March 31. CRS Rice Bowl is Catholic Relief Services’ formation program that brings Lenten spirituality to life. It renews our commitment to our most vulnerable brothers and sisters throughout the world. 
  • Don’t be a Chicken, Do Something! Eggs are now hidden all around campus. Students are encouraged to find an egg, follow the instructions, and return the egg to the blue bins (at Information Desk or Campus Ministry Lounge). Brought to you by the offices of Campus Ministry, Service & Volunteerism, and Health & Wellness. 
  • Stations of the Cross: Most commonly done during the season of Lent, the object of the Stations of the Cross is to help us make a spiritual pilgrimage of prayer, through meditating upon the chief scenes of Christ's sufferings and death. This event is student led and will be followed by praying the rosary.
  • Communal Reconciliation Service: Because Lent is a time of reconciliation, a time for us to be reconciled with God again, we offer a communal reconciliation service as an opportunity to do something externally that reflects what is going on in our hearts. 
  • A Seder meal including Matzo Ball soup, broasted chicken, potato kugel, Tzimmes, Parve, Matzo Apple Kugel with fun stories and explanations of symbolism woven throughout the meal.

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