Lenten Resources

Lenten Events

Service Mondays

Pope Francis calls the Church to answer the cry of those who live on the margins. Young adults are invited respond to this call and join together at the Quigley Pastoral Center on Monday evenings beginning March 5 to deepen their Lenten spiritual experience through almsgiving.

Attendees will join student leaders of the Loyola University Chicago Labre Ministry program to pack dinners for the homeless and deliver food to those who live on the streets, providing them with sustenance, dignity, and friendship. 30 volunteers are needed each evening.

Monday March 5, 12, 19, and 26
6:30 – 8 p.m.

Quigley Pastoral Center
835 North Rush Street
Chicago, IL 60611

To register, please click here.

The Archdiocese of Chicago is proud to host speaker, author, and Jesuit priest Father James Martin on Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m. and Friday, March 23, at 7 p.m. at Holy Name Cathedral, 730 North Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.

Encountering Jesus: Meeting the Christ of Faith and the Jesus of History

Thursday, March 22
7 p.m.

Father James Martin will be speaking on the humanity and divinity of Jesus. “Who do you say that I am?” That’s the question that Jesus asked of his disciples. Even then they had a hard time answering. Come learn why the answer must involve both the historical Jesus, the man who walked the dusty roads of first-century Judea and Galilee, and the Christ of faith, the miracle-worker now risen from the dead. Discover what it means to say that Jesus is “fully human and fully divine.”

To register, please click here.

Seven Last Words: An Invitation to a Deeper Friendship with Jesus

Friday, March 23
7 p.m.

Father James Martin will talk about the last words of Jesus and how we can deepen our relationship with Christ. Jesus’ “Seven Last Words,” or seven last phrases he spoke from the Cross, offer us a privileged entree into his life. They also offer him a privileged entree into our own. Come enter more deeply into a relationship with the one who suffered, died and is now risen and alive, and find out why he understands you more than you might have ever imagined.

To register, please click here.

Lenten Retreat
Living Your Life's Transitions – Living Toward the Yet Unknown
Saturday, March 10
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Lake Shore Campus – Damen Student Center
Sr. Jean Multipurpose Room, 2nd Floor
6511 North Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660

In partnership with Loyola Alumni Relations and the Institute of Pastoral Studies (IPS), join us for a Lenten Retreat during this season of reflection.

Transition is the process we go through as we struggle to adapt to interior and exterior change. All transitions begin with an ending and end in a new beginning. Therefore, in times of transition, we may find ourselves reliving the Paschal Mystery of death and rebirth. In this workshop we will discuss the beginning, middle, and ending phases of transitions and how living out that process affects our daily lives. These are times that offer us an opportunity to reflect on our expectations of self and our own personal journeys.

Workshop outcomes
This retreat is both didactic and experiential. Participants will learn and explore:

  • How to recognize our reluctance to change and view change in a positive light as an opportunity for learning and growth.

  • How to become more aware of the smaller daily transitions that are successfully made in our lives, in addition to the BIG transitions that we all recognize.

  • How to begin to understand change and transition as opportunities for transformation. This is an antidote to feelings of fear, anxiety, anger, and resentment that arise over transitions.

To learn more about this program and the facilitators, please view this flyer.

Cost: $25.00 per person which includes continental breakfast, boxed lunch, materials and a $5.00 gift to the IPS Student Scholarships.

Kindly RSVP by March 5. No walk-ins.