“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 



Fifth Sunday of Lent – Sunday, 3/17 thru Saturday 3/23 

  1. Read about Servant of God Julia Greeley’s life. HERE  Journal: What impacted you the most?
  2. Look at attendees in your exercise class, your church congregation, your neighborhood, and other spaces in your life. Journal: Are the groups multi-cultural? How could that be increased? 
  3. Look up the definition of white privilege. Journal: List 5 ways in which white privilege operates in the US.
  4. Donate or volunteer at the Boulevard Place Food Pantry. Journal: How does food insecurity impact families?  
  5. Invite a person of a different race to share a meal at your house or at a restaurant. Journal: Describe the experience.
  6. Determine how to continue the momentum of this Lenten calendar outside of Lent. Journal: What activities or projects were the most impactful? How have you changed? What will I do next? 

~ 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