“Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem" (Mt 20: 18)
"When the love of Christ transfigures the lives of the saints in spirit, body and soul, they give praise to God. Through prayer, contemplation and art, they also include other creatures in that praise, as we see admirably expressed in the “Canticle of the Creatures” by Saint Francis of Assisi (cf. Laudato Si’, 87)."
-Lenten Message of Pope Francis
Holy Week Retreat
The Catholic Apostolate Center is pleased to host a completely virtual Holy Week Retreat, taking place March 28th- April 4th. Holy Week is one of the richest parts of the liturgical year, celebrated by drawing from some of the most ancient traditions of the Church. Come discover some of the themes, rituals, and practices of Holy Week, and what they hold in store for Catholics in 2021.
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Virtual Holy Week Retreat: Palm Sunday
Virtual Holy Week Retreat: Monday of Holy Week
Virtual Holy Week Retreat: Tuesday of Holy Week
Virtual Holy Week Retreat: Wednesday of Holy Week
Virtual Holy Week Retreat: Holy Thursday
Virtual Holy Week Retreat: Good Friday
Virtual Holy Week Retreat: Holy Saturday
Virtual Holy Week Retreat: Easter Sunday
Catholic Apostolate Center Resources
Lenten Reflection Guides
In collaboration with Catholic Volunteer Network
First Sunday of Lent
Second Sunday of Lent
Third sunday of lent
Fourth sunday of lent
Fifth Sunday of lent
Full Reflection Guide
On Mission: on lent
The premiere episode of the On Mission podcast series; On Mission: On Lent.
reflection: Hope lives
Fr. Frank offers an Easter reflection on our hope now and always, Jesus Christ.
Reflection: palmless sunday
Listen as Center Director, Fr. Frank Donio, S.A.C., reflects on our Palmless Sunday and on our need to place our hope in the Lord during this uncertain time.
Reflection: god's promise to his people
During this time of uncertainty, Center Director Fr. Frank Donio, S.A.C. reflects on the Fifth Sunday of Lent readings.
reflection: Laetare in time of covid-19
During this time of crisis and uncertainty in the world as we face this global pandemic, Fr. Frank Donio, S.A.C. reflects on this particular Laetare Sunday, the fourth Sunday of Lent, 2020.
Lent - faith
Fr. Frank discusses the season of Lent and how we as Catholics can further grow in faith during this important season of preparation.
Question: How can a practicing Catholic more fully live out my faith during this season of Lent?
Lent - Sacrifice
Fr. Frank discusses the act of sacrifice during Lent and why we should also consider other activities that provide additional spiritual benefits.
Question: Why is just “giving things up” not the only thing we should do and what are some things we can actively participate in during the season of Lent?
blogcast: lenten makeover
blogcast: praying with the psalms during lent
blogcast: a school of charity
blogcast: behold the wood of the cross
SON RISE MORNING SHOW INTERVIEW WITH FATHER FRANK DONIO, S.A.C. ON FASTING
Son Rise morning show interview with father frank donio, S.A.C. on lenten practices
SON RISE MORNING SHOW INTERVIEW WITH FATHER FRANK DONIO, S.A.C. ON Prayer
Son Rise Morning Show Interview with Father Frank Donio, S.A.C. on Almsgiving
Son Rise Morning Show Interview with father frank donio, S.a.c on devotions to the stations of the cross
SON RISE MORNING SHOW INTERVIEW WITH FATHER FRANK DONIO, S.A.C. ON THE TRIDUUM
Son rise morning show interview with father frank donio, s.a.c. on the easter season and divine mercy
Son Rise Moring show interview with father frank donio, S.a.c. on how to witness
Living as Missionary Disciples During Lent
In this webinar, Father Frank Donio, S.A.C. and Dr. Susan Timoney both present how one may be a missionary disciple, especially during the season of Lent.
Catholic Apostolate Center COVID-19 Resource Page
Click the image below to go the COVID-19 Resource Page provided by the Catholic Apostolate Center, including Lenten Resources amidst the COVID-19 crisis.
Sparks from Ashes: Lent and Ash Wednesday as Moments of Evangelization
Each Lent, and especially on Ash Wednesday, an increasing number of inactive Catholics return to church, but only for a short time. There is truly something special about the Lenten season for those men and women who reconnect at this time of year. This webinar will explore that phenomenon and, even more importantly, what we can do to respond in an evangelistic and merciful way.
Presented by: Paul Jarzembowski
Coordinator for Youth & Young Adult Ministries & Assistant Director to the Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth (USCCB)
The Bridegroom is Coming: A Reflection on Great and Holy Week
The image of Christ the Bridegroom is prominent in the liturgical and spiritual tradition of the Eastern Churches especially in the week leading up to Easter. In this webinar we’ll pause to reflect on the events of Great and Holy Week and their connection with our own prayer, sacrifice and our shortcomings during the Great Fast. Christ is coming for His Bride each one of us. Regardless of how much, or how little you’ve engaged in the Fast, this Holy Week is His invitation to you, to prepare to meet His Mercy and Love.
Presented by Ann Koshute, St. Joseph's College of Maine
Remaining in the Middle of Holy Saturday
The Triduum is often experienced as a linear process that moves from Good Friday by quickly passing over Holy Saturday to get to the joy of the Easter Vigil. Remaining in the middle of Holy Saturday, however, offers reflections about what it means to witness to the fragments of the unknown and contemplate how love enters the place where love does not exist.
Join Mark Moitoza, D.Min, Vice-Chancellor for Evangelization, Archdiocese of Military Services USA (milarch.org) in this webinar discussing an important topic in the Church today.