Our parishes provide many opportunities to help you with your Lenten practices of Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving. Please take advantage of these moments at our churches - spend time with the Lord, meet and get to know other parishioners, invite friends and family, grow in your prayer life, and most importantly, get closer to Jesus this Lent!

Printable Lent 2020 Schedule Brochure

Study w/Deacon Greg: Wednesdays March 4, 11, 18, & 25, immediately following Stations of the Cross (around 6:30 pm). Have you ever wondered how to answer these types of questions: Why can’t women be priests? Why do I have to confess my sins to a priest? Why does the Catholic Church believe it is better than other churches? Where is that in the Bible? Can I believe in evolution? Join us for discussion and refreshments on these Wednesday evenings.

Men's Study: Join us Tuesdays at 7:00 pm at St. Anthony’s in classrooms 2/3 for a 10 part series Metanoia featuring Fr. Dave Pivonka leads us on a journey with Christ through the Holy Land. Want to know more? Contact Deacon Rick at 365-6249 or [email protected] 

CRS Rice Bowl: Join our faith community in a journey of encounter. During the 40 days of Lent, we will encounter our neighbor. Pick up your Rice Bowl in the parish gathering spaces, read the bulletin, and visit www.crsricebowl.org .

Stations of the Cross: Join us on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm at St. Pius X and Fridays at 6:00 pm at St. Anthony to pray and reflect on Jesus' way to the cross.

Faith & Fellowship:On Sundays during Lent we invite all to join us at 6:00 pm in classrooms 2/3 - all ages! Generations helping generations grow in faith and love of Jesus Christ. We will use a new video study by Fr. Dave Pivonka entitled Metanoia filmed in the Holy Land. Contact Dc. Rick at 365-6249 or [email protected] for more information. 

Potluck & Prayer: On Friday, March 6, join us at St. Anthony's for prayer, a potluck meal (bring a dish to share if you can!), games, fun, relaxing, and time for Adoration, Reconciliation, and prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. The night is hosted by our Faith Formation program, but everyone is invited and encouraged to attend these fun nights!

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Reconciliation is available every Saturday from 3:30 - 4:30 pm at St. Anthony and Sundays and Wednesdays from 7:30 - 7:55 am at St. Pius X. Additional Confession times for Lent are listed in the bulletin, on the website Events, and the Facebook page.

Knights of Columbus Fish Fries: All you can eat fish fries! We begin serving at 5:00 pm until the fish runs out. Includes fish, potatoes, tater rounds, coleslaw, rolls, homemade desserts, and beverages. February 28 & March 6 at St. Pius X; March 13, 20, 27, & April 3 at St. Anthony's.

Soup Suppers: The women of St. Pius X will serve a Soup Supper on the Wednesdays March 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2020. Everyone is invited to join together for four delicious varieties of soup served with homemade bread, crackers, homemade desserts, and beverages. Free-will offerings are accepted and donated to those in need locally.

Lenten Suppers: The Ely Ministerial Association sponsors a Lenten Supper each Thursday during Lent at the different churches in Ely. Suppers begin at 5:30 pm.

Into the Desert - A Lenten Study on Prayer: Visit Formed to begin this study! Our Lord teaches that prayer is a relationship and a vital necessity. And yet, many of us have difficulty committing to daily prayer. Follow Jesus into the desert this Lent and discover intimacy with God in this 6-week video-based study with daily meditations in the participants guide. Dr. Tim Gray masterfully uses the discipline of Lectio Divina to show you how to make prayer an effective effort of love and intimacy. This series captures the secret to opening our hearts and minds to Scripture as the means to hear from God and then respond in conversation, basking in his presence and resolving to live in and through his love.