As Ash Wednesday fast approaches, parishes around the Diocese are getting ready to mark the Season of Lent with various events, activities, Bible studies and more.
Below is a roundup of activities we’ve compiled from our parishes’ social media pages and bulletins, followed by a list of parishes hosting a Fish Fry. If you’d like us to feature your Lenten program or event, please email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holy Family Catholic Church in Blakely is offering the Lenten study, “Forgiven,” following the 10am Mass each Sunday, beginning March 6th. “This Lenten study explores the grace and healing offered in Confession. By looking at God’s revelation of His mercy in Scripture and making a step-by-step examination of the Rite itself, ‘Forgiven’ communicates God’s invitation to each one of us to come experience His indescribable love in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.”
St. Juliana’s Catholic Church in Fort Valley is offering a Spanish Bible Study for Lent, “The Passion According to Luke,” on Tuesdays at 7pm from March 8th through the 29th.
St. Joseph Catholic Church in Macon is offering a Lenten Retreat on Saturday, March 5th at 6pm, featuring Paul Thigpen. “Dr. Paul Thigpen, a Catholic convert, former protestant pastor and author of over 40 books, will speak teach about spiritual warfare using theology, scripture and previous experiences. Dr. Thigpen will help us to see how the Lord wants us to be vigilant and to include Him in our daily lives.”
St. Peter Claver Catholic Church in Macon is offering a 5-part Lenten Lecture Series entitled, “Growing in the Wilderness”, Wednesdays at 6:30pm, beginning March 2nd through April 6th. “This pandemic feels like wilderness, but God does amazing things in the wilderness, even when the wilderness stretches on for a while! These are all wilderness stories that remind us of what God can teach there, and that good things come out of wilderness times.”
St. James the Less Catholic Church in Savannah is hosting a lecture on forgiveness on Saturday, March 12th from 9:45am-11am. “During Lent, we ponder and express our gratitude to Jesus for his sacrifice on the cross so that our sins may be forgiven. Jesus calls us to forgive also! However, it isn’t always easy. Come and discover: What forgiveness is, what forgiveness is not, and how to do it.”
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Savannah is offering Lenten Small Groups for parishioners to explore how Christ brings peace and meaning to their life. “Meet new people and enjoy an evening of fun, fellowship, and faith. Explore what God is trying to say to us during this Easter season through an exploration of Christ’s Passion and Resurrection.”
St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Parish in Savannah is offering 8th graders and high school students a Lenten study each Wednesday, beginning March 9th from 7:45-8:45pm, led by Caroline Ebberwein, Director of Youth Ministry at the Diocese.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Savannah is offering a "School of Identity" 1-day retreat on Saturday, April 2. "Come experience a one-day intensive to help you grow in your identity as a son or daughter of God! This retreat highlights some of the most transformational elements of the Encounter School of Ministry, 'Identity and Transformation' quarter and is geared to renew your mind, increase your intimacy with the Father, and prepare you to minister out of your supernatural inheritance in Christ! Visit encounterschool.org/augusta for the full schedule and registration."
St. Michael Catholic Church on Tybee Island is hosting a three-day retreat from Sunday, March 20th through Tuesday, March 22nd entitled, “Disciples on a Mission”, led by Tony Brandt and Christ Stewart of Casting Net Ministries. "Tony Brandt and Chris Stewart of Casting Net Ministries have a combined 39 years of experience in almost every level and form of ministry, from the youth to college, and from RCIA to adult formation. They have applied their unique approach to ministry with astonishing success and in a variety of settings, including retreats, lecture, series, key notes, the classroom, and NOW at your parish!" They will be covering the following themes: "The Challenge of Discipleship" (March 20); "The Complete Gift of Self" (March 21); "The Seven Pillars of Effective Evangelization" (March 22).
Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Vidalia is offering a women’s Lenten Devotional Study on Tuesday evenings during Lent, from March 1st through April 12th. “Let’s ponder our interior poverty this Lent and embrace our utter dependence on God. During our devotional study, you will find yourself gently guided through six poverties: poverty of promise, poverty of desire, poverty of security, poverty of hope, poverty of control, poverty of intimacy, and poverty of everything.”
St. Stephen First Martyr Catholic Church in Hinesville is offering a Lenten six-week study program, Bishop Robert Barron’s The Creed, in English and Spanish, beginning February 21 through March 31st.
St. Teresa of Avila in Grovetown is hosting a weekly Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry on Fridays during Lent, from 5:30pm-8pm, March 4th through April 8th.
St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church in Augusta is having a Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry on Friday nights during Lent from March 4th through the 25th from 6:30pm-8:30pm.
St. Anne Catholic Church in Columbus is hosting a weekly Lenten Fish Fry on Fridays from 6-7pm prepared by the Knights of Columbus.
St. Joseph Catholic Church in Macon is having a Lenten Fish Fry throughout Lent, every Friday from March 4th through April 8th from 5-7pm.
Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Macon is having weekly Lenten Fish Frys prepared by the Knights of Columbus each Friday, March 4th-April 8th, from 5-7pm.
St. Peter Claver Catholic Church in Macon is having Lenten Fish Frys, every Friday in Lent beginning March 4th through April 8th from 5-7pm.
St. James the Less Catholic Church in Savannah is hosting Soup and Salad Suppers every Friday in Lent, beginning March 4th at 6pm.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Savannah is hosting a Pancake Dinner on Tuesday, March 1 from 6:30-7:30pm. They are also having a Fish Fry hosted by the Knights of Columbus on Saturday, March 12 from 5:30pm-8pm.
St. Anne Catholic Church in Richmond Hill is having a Lenten Fish Fry hosted by the Knights of Columbus on Friday, March 4 and Friday, March 8 from 5-7pm.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Vidalia is hosting a Fat Tuesday Pancake Dinner on March 1 from 5-8pm.
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Valdosta is hosting a Lenten Fish Fry on Friday, March 4th at 6pm.
St. Stephen First Martyr Catholic Church in Hinesville is having their annual Fish Fry Friday’s, hosted by the Knights of Columbus, beginning Friday, March 4th from 5-7pm.
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Brunswick is having Fish Fry Dinners during Lent, hosted by the Knights of Columbus, beginning March 4th through April 8th, from 5-6:30pm.
Our Lady Star of the Sea in Saint Marys is hosting a “Shrove Tuesday” Pancake Dinner on March 1st from 5-8pm. The Knights of Columbus is also hosting their annual Lenten Friday Fish Fry on the first six Fridays of Lent, from March 4th through April 8th from 5-6:30pm.
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