Lent 2019 at Mercy College of Health Sciences

Greetings! Once again, we will celebrate the season of Lent with various activities here at Mercy College. We at the College come from varying places of familiarity with the practices of Lent, and in order to share this treasure from our Catholic and Mercy Heritage more fully, the Mission and Ministry office is sharing more information about these celebrations here: https://www.mchs.edu/prayer

In brief (for more detail, click the link above):
Fat Tuesday:

Fat Tuesday: A pancake feast from our good friends at Chris Cakes! Tuesday, March 511am - 1pm | Sullivan Center Lobby.

Ash Wednesday Wednesday, March 6 | Two opportunities for imposition of Ashes: 1) a Catholic Mass with Ashes at Noon, and 2) a Prayer Service with Ashes at 4:30pm. Brennan Hall Chapel.

Stations of the Cross A guided session of prayer where we consider “14 Stations of the Cross." A simple lunch of soup and bread afterward. Every Monday of Lent beginning at Noon with the Stations, and lunch after. Brennan Hall Chapel.

Please feel free to contact the Mission Officer (Bo Bonner: bbonner@mercydesmoines.org) if you have any other questions!

Other Ways to Get Involved This Lenten Season

Hopefully you found the short answers above helpful. If you would like to find out more about the Lenten season, please follow the links below:

The USCCB’s Website for Lent 2019: http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year/lent/

On Fasting and Abstinence: http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year/lent/catholic-information-on-lenten-fast-and-abstinence.cfm

Q and A about Lent: http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year/lent/questions-and-answers-about-lent.cfm

An Opportunity to Give Alms: https://www.crsricebowl.org/

A Short Guide To A Good Lent: http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year/lent/journey-to-the-foot-of-the-cross-10-things-to-remember-for-lent.cfm

A Short Reflection on Lent by Bo Bonner: http://www.catholicbeerclub.com/cbc-times/2017/3/1/the-god-who-languishes

A Short Radio Show on Lent with Bo Bonner: https://theuncommongood.simplecast.fm/25

Prayers and Reflections for Meetings

Here you will find prayers and reflections either written by Catherine McAuley, the Sisters of Mercy, or inspired by their Charism and Spirituality. Thank you for joining us this year, 2018 to 2019, in returning to the sources of our heritage as we pause to reflect about who we are, where we have come from, and where we are going!

Prayers and Spirituality from the Sisters of Mercy
The Spirituality Section of the Mercy International Association Website
mercyprayer.org, a "private site open for use by Sisters of Mercy, Associates of Mercy and anyone who wishes to say morning and evening prayer."

Words from Sister Catherine
Mercy Foundresses
Mercy Readings from mercyprayers.org
Rhymes taken from the letters of Sister Catherine