Embark on a pilgrimage this Lent
with the CCC community. Together we will pray, reflect, and practice our faith as we journey towards the Cross through common themes and practices which will unite our experience of this holy season. We warmly offer our bilingual Lenten reflections book
compiled by clergy and lay leaders of CCC to accompany our communal practices, and have a number of services and events throughout the season to deepen your walk through the season.
Shrove Tuesday Pancakes (on Sunday!) | Feb. 19 at 11:30 a.m.
Be with us and enjoy delicious pancakes prepared by our youth! Pancakes are historically associated with Shrove Tuesday, the day preceding Lent, because they are a way to use up rich foods such as eggs, milk, and sugar, before the fasting season of the 40 days of Lent. This event takes place in the Parish Hall.
Ash Wednesday | Wednesday, Feb. 22
Ashes to Go | Don’t have a full hour to spend at church? Stop by one of multiples locations to receive the Ashes on the Go. This personal moment with one of our priests is available and open to all people.
Indoor Worship, Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes | Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. The season of Lent begins with this day of devotion where we prepare ourselves for new and contrite hearts. Holy Eucharist and the Imposition of Ashes will be offered in English at 7 a.m. and 12:05 p.m., and 5:30 p.m., and in Spanish at 7 p.m.
Lenten Activities, Services, and Gatherings
Book Discussion- Thursday’s During Lent, starting March 2 at 6:30 p.m.
This year’s Lenten Book Study will be Inventing Latinos by Laura E. Gomez. Named one of the best books of the year by NPR, Gomez explores a unique road map for understanding how Latino identity came to be, and where it might be going. Our Latino congregation will be reviewing this book as well in their Sunday morning education hour. We will then have an opportunity to join together for a celebratory pitch-in meal. The Lenten Study will meet each Thursday evening in March, beginning March 2 at 6:30 p.m., with the option of dinner at 6 p.m. For more information and to reserve your book, please contact Canon Mariann Scott, email@example.com.
Meditations in Homes (In Spanish), Fridays in Lent from 6-8 p.m.
During Lent Fridays at 6 p.m. we are invited to gather as a community in different homes to do the Lenten Pilgrimage meditation: “The Journey to the Cross” taken from the material prepared for daily meditation during the Lenten season and Week Santa at CCC, we hope you can give yourself the opportunity to pave the way for your personal journey in the company of our family in Christ.
Each Sunday, be with us at Forum Hour after the 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. services to reflect on the weekly theme. Follow along each week in CCC’s Lenten book, Journey to the Cross: A Lenten Pilgrimage
Feb. 26 – Mar. 4
First Week of Lent: Temptation
Fasting is a popular Lenten practice. But this week, trying giving up those things you might listen to while you cook, commute, or clean: music, podcasts, audiobooks. Pay attention to your experience of silence. Resist the temptation to fill your life with noise. Allow yourself to dwell in the quiet, and listen for that still, small voice of God.
Sunday, Feb. 26: Children’s Stations of the Cross
Children are invited to join us at 11:30 a.m. in the main church for an interactive, age-appropriate Children’s Stations of the Cross. This moving experience involves all the senses to help connect us to Jesus on his journey to crucifixion.
Mar. 5 – Mar. 11
Second Week of Lent: Prayer
Prayer and repentance are central to Lent. Each day this week, try combining these practices by examining where you might have turned away from God, and offering a prayer of repentance to Jesus. This act of contrition and repentance a gateway through which we experience God’s grace, forgiveness, and compassion wash over us.
Mar. 12 – Mar. 18
Third Week of Lent: Charity
Charity is one of the traditional Lenten practices – a free offering of ourselves and our resources to our neighbors out of love for them. How can you practice charity this week? Don’t overthink it – let your heart guide you. Does someone need your coat? Take it off your back. Spend time with someone who is experiencing isolation. Experience solidarity with the least of our society and meet the crucified and risen Lord himself.
Mar. 19 – Mar. 25
Fourth Week of Lent: Nourishment
“I am the bread of life,” Jesus says. He is the one who nourishes us – with bread and wine, and the promise of eternal life. As we consider the idea of nourishment this week, find opportunities to feed others. Maybe it’s hosting a meal, donating non-perishables to a food bank, or serving at the community breakfast at CCC. Notice not only what it’s like to feed others, but how their presence nourishes you too.
Mar. 26 – Apr. 1
Fifth Week of Lent: Discipline
“I will, with God’s help.” With these words we re-affirm our Baptismal Covenant – set of commitments that shape our Christian life. Pick one each day this week and focus on practicing it. Ask for God’s help as you do – we are not in this alone!
Apr. 2 – Apr. 8
Holy Week: Passion
Our pilgrimage has brought us the cross. This week, as we remember the passion of our Lord, simply allow the love he has for us to wash over you. Come and see it as we mark the season with the holiest liturgies of the year.