Lent 2014: Out of Darkness God has Called Us

This year, our Lenten theme is “Out of Darkness, You have Called Us.” It seems fitting to choose this as our theme in light of the very difficult winter season we’ve been experiencing! As creation moves from the dead of winter into the new growth of spring, we begin this season of Lent. During this period of Lent, God reminds us of his endless love and forgiveness. He calls us to come out from the darkness and live in the light, and he encourages us to become our deepest and truest selves. May this Lenten season be a time in which you reconnect with and grow closer to God in all you do. 

Sunday Worship

March 16 - April 13
(March 9: 10am and 9pm only)

Mass Times
Immaculate Conception Chapel: 10am, 12pm, 6pm, 8pm
McGinnis Center: 9pm

Interdenominational Worship
Marianist Hall Chapel: 6pm

Lenten Challenge and Lenten Blog

Take the Lenten Challenge:

  • Create a goal to help you grow deeper in your faith during this Lent!
  • Follow us on Twitter @UDLiturgies https://twitter.com/UDLiturgies or like us on Facebook Liturgies@UD and post your Lenten Challenge goal
  • Wear a purple #UD Lenten Challenge Bracelet as a reminder to stay committed!
  • Check out our new blog for daily inspiration to help you in your Lenten journey. Find the blog at udlentenchallenge.tumblr.com

Stations of the Cross

Fridays, March 14 - April 11
Immaculate Conception Chapel
4:30 pm

Romero Stations of the Cross

Friday, March 21
In front of Immaculate Conception Chapel
12:00 pm

Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation

TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 8:30-10 PM


An open time for individual Confessions

Taizé Prayer Service

Friday, March 21
Marianist Martyers Chapel
6:00 - 7:00 pm

Friday, April 4
Immaculate Conception Chapel
6:00 - 7:00 pm

Taizé Reconciliation Service

Wednesday, April 2
Immaculate Conception Chapel

8:30 pm

All are welcome and encouraged to attend this prayerful Lenten service, which includes music in the style of the monks of Taizé, France. The service also includes the opportunity for the sacrament of individual reconciliation with one of several Marianist priests.

Evening Prayer

Mondays: March 10 - April 7
Marianist Hall Chapel
8:30 pm

Praying with Mumford & Sons

Wednesday, March 13
Immaculate Conception Chapel
7:30 pm

The Gospel According to Mumford

Tuesday, March 26
Immaculate Conception Chapel
7:00 pm

Unleash the Power of the Marianist 4G Network

This Lenten season, there will be a campus-wide almsgiving effort to benefit five important Marianist programs overseas. Money collected wil be given to Our Lady of Nazareth School in Kenya, MIRACLE in Malawi, the REDS program in India, Chaminade Health Care Center in India, and Rural Health Care Center in Togo. All five programs serve the needs of the poor, through education, encouragement, and meeting basic needs.

Look for ways to  contribute to the power of the Marianist 4G Network (Global, Grace-filled, Grateful and Generous).

Ways To Donate

There will be collection containers around campus throughout Lent.

Look for opportunities of Art Prayer and a variety of other activites.

Tables in KU and Residence Halls March 14, 21, and April 4.

Collection after Campus Masses March 23.

Busy Person's Retreat

Go on retreat without leaving campus! Designed to fit your busy schedule, this five-day retreat offers you a chance to spend time in quiet reflection and prayer each day and to meet individually with a spiritual guide. Timed to coincide with Lent, it is a great way to deepen your relationship with God in the midst of your everyday life.

Open to: all students, faculty and staff
Dates: March 24-28, 2014
Cost: free

For more information or to register contact Sr. Linda Lee Jackson at ljackson1@udayton.edu or 937-229-3570.

Catholic Lenten Retreat: "I Thirst"

How is Christ calling you this Lent?  Where is God leading you through the Lenten journey?  Come and explore these questions and more as you encounter God's grace in the Catholic Sacraments, grow in your understanding of the Catholic faith life, and be inspired to more actively live your Catholic faith.

Open to: All Students
Dates: March 28-30, 2014
Location: Maria Stein
Cost: $40 per person if registered by the March 14th.  $50 per person anytime after March 15th.

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Fees include all meals, lodging and supplies for the weekend. Transportation is also provided, if needed. Financial assistance is available on a first-come, first served basis.

For more information, contact Kelly Adamson at 937-229-2574 or kadamson1@udayton.edu; or contact Kathy Sales at 937-229-5750 or ksales1@udayton.edu.