Lent 2021

Catholic Mass Schedule

Ways to Pray 

Best Lent Ever  – Over Lunch

Step 1: Sign up. Beginning on Ash Wednesday and continuing through all forty days of Lent, you will receive a daily email from Dynamic Catholic with a short video to help you reconnect with yourself and your God. 

Step 2: Join a small group weekly discussion over lunch via Zoom to share experiences on our journey through Lent. Thursdays, 12:30 – 1 pm. MEETING ID: 784 128 2015

Sacred Space – Faculty and Staff  weekly Lenten prayer reflection

Join a weekly 30 minute meeting each Friday throughout Lent at noon, where we will reflect on the readings of the day ( https://www.sacredspace.ie/)

Share the graces of prayer with others during the 40 days of Lent

Join Zoom Meeting https://fordham.zoom.us/j/88003242691

“Leaning into Lent: How This Year Is Different, and Why It Matters.”

Lent, with a focus on liturgical spirituality and the lectionary. 

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 6:30 EST / 5:30 CST

Zoom link to be sent upon registration.

RSVP here: https://buff.ly/3abuVon

Social Justice Stations of the Cross

Sponsored by Fordham’s Catholic Relief Service and Campus Ministry 

Walk alongside Christ on the journey of his Passion and remember our brothers and sisters around the world who experience suffering and poverty each day.

A simple soup and bread takeaway will be served afterward on the outdoor church plaza. 

Women Break Open the Word: Stations of the Cross

Each Lent, our Fordham family hears from women in our community as we reflect on the Scriptures together. This year, join seven Fordham women in a journey with Jesus through the Stations of the Cross. Each station will include a Scripture passage and personal reflection. 

Listen at your own pace! Find a playlist with all of the reflections on our YouTube or Spotify pages.

Stations of the Cross: Overcoming Racism

Friday, March 12th at 4 PM in the Chapel or over Zoom at Lincoln Center.

Sunday, March 14th after the 5 PM Mass (around 5:45 PM) in the Chapel or over Zoom at Lincoln Center. (We will use the same Zoom link as the Sunday Mass for this Stations of the Cross)

Walk through the 14 stations in prayer and reflection, acknowledging the sin of racism that is present in our social structures and institutions. Let us reflect this Lent on how we can combat this pressing issue.

Praying in Color

Email campusminlc@fordham.edu for a Lenten Praying in Color Calendar!

Color your square, draw an image, or write a word in each box as you pray and reflect each day.

Join Catholic Student Fellowship on Sunday, March 28 after Mass (around 5:45 PM) to reflect on this praying experience during Lent.

Social Justice Programs

Common Grounds Conversations – hosted by the Pedro Arrupe Volunteers, Center for Community Engaged Learning, Alpha Sigma Nu and Cristo Rey High School

Join via ZOOM Meeting ID: 874 1876 0885 Passcode: Justice

Disparities in Healthcare – Thursday, February 25th at 5:00 pm EST with Dr. Laura Veras Karasek (FCLC 08), Sr. Mary Catherine Redmond PBVM, PA, & Cristo Rey New York High School.

Lenten Forum on Housing Instability – Wednesday, March 3rd at 7:00 pm EST with Jumelia Abrahamson, University Neighborhood Housing Program and Dale Williams, Executive Director of The Midnight Run.

Immigration Justice and Covid 19 – Thursday, March 18th at 5:00 pm EST Learn how Covid-19 has affected and exposed conditions in the Immigrant community in the Bronx, with Jairo Guzman, President, Mexican Coalition. 

Environmental Racism– Thursday, April 15th at 5:00 pm EST, join this discussion with FCLC alum, Sasha George, Esq., who will discuss her work with the EPA and social justice initiatives.

Lenten Yoga

Prayerful Lenten Yoga Session – Thursday, March 18 at 1 pm. Join this 45 minute Ignatian Yoga session focusing on the Lenten experience.

Join Zoom Meeting

Additional Resources for Prayer and Reflection 

Jesuit Prayer provides the daily Scripture reading, an Ignatian reflection, and a short prayer each day through their app, on their website, or by signing up for their daily email. They also offer personal responses to prayer requests; all are remembered in Masses celebrated by the Jesuits.

Growing in Friendship with God this Lent – Pray with these meditations by Fr. William Barry, SJ, for the Wednesdays of Lent, accompanied by a reflection by the IgnatianSpirituality.com dotMagis bloggers.

The Jesuit Conference has put together an Ignatian Guide to Lent — learn about Lent and about Ignatian spirituality through the lived experiences of fellow practitioners in this video series.

Enter into a visual prayer experience this Lent with Arts & Faith: Lent. Each week, IgnatianSpirituality.com provides a video commentary about a work of art inspired by the Sunday Scriptures. Use these videos to take a new look at this season of spiritual renewal through the lens of sacred art.

Steadfast: A Call to Love – During Lent, in these turbulent times, how can we persevere in our work for justice with a steadfast spirit, rooted in love? The Ignatian Solidarity Network is inviting writers from the Jesuit and broader Catholic network to reflect on this question. (This series is also available in Spanish.)

Join Jesuit Refugee Services/USA in their Lenten challenge, 400 Minutes 4 Refugees, by offering moments of your day to prayer, fasting, and almsgiving in solidarity with refugees.