“Sometimes, one may hear people giving up something during Lent as a spiritual exercise, such as eating certain kinds of food, watching television, etc. I think it is crucial that … churches, rather than give up something, give something, do something, or say something that speaks to the sufficient grace of God which we sorely need and desire as Christians. In this penitential season, when we give ourselves to God, we receive so much … “ Rev. Dr. Luke Powery, Dean of Duke University Chapel
Third Sunday of Lent -Sunday, 3/3 thru Saturday 3/9
- Read about Venerable Henriette Delille’s life. HERE Journal: What impacted you the most?
- Find and research the STA Creation Care Committee on the STA website. Ask an STA Creation Care Committee member about Environmental Racism, or research books on the topic. HERE Pray a decade of the rosary for people of color who’ve suffered due to Environmental Racism.
- Adults– Donate to STA school for their DEI program or purchase multicultural materials for students and teachers. Children Buy 5 items at the dollar store to donate to our partner School #43. Pray for the families at STA School and School #43.
- Commemorate the 11th anniversary of the Black Lies Matter Movement by researching its origins. Journal: How do the facts differ from the frequent media portrayal?
- Research the United Negro College Fund. Make a donation.
- Research Harriet Tubman and/or watch the movie “Harriet” (PG13). Journal: What are your impressions of her quote, “God’s time is always near. He set the North Star in the heavens: He gave me the strength in my limbs; He meant I should be free.”
~ Adapted from the Lenten 2021 Calendar – Office of Peace, Justice, and Ecological Integrity – Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth; Author: Fr. Terrence Moran; Layout: Donna Sartor