Lent at St. Paul’s

The Rite of Reconciliation

The season of Lent encourages us to create space for self-examination and repentance through the sacrament of Reconciliation, which will be offered on Saturday February 24th and again March 24th from 9:00 – 9:45 am (or by appointment by emailing the Parish Office at stpaullaporte@gmail.com). Booklets to help you prepare for Confession are available inside the Michigan Avenue entrance. A helpful examination of conscience may also be found online here.

Lent Sermon Series

Fred Rogers once said, “Children feel far more comfortable and secure when things happen predictably—with routines, rituals, and traditions. Those traditions, big or small, create anchors of stability, especially in rough seas.” The same is true as we grow older; we need habits that ground us and keep us tethered to Christ in the midst of anxious times. This Lent we’re exploring some of those habits in a series entitled “Anchored: Spiritual Practices for Troubled Waters.” Along the way we’ll discover practical ways our faith can keep us grounded in an uncertain world.

Stations of the Cross

On Wednesdays in Lent from 5:30-6:00 pm we will follow Jesus on his Good Friday path, seeking closer union with him in his suffering using the simple service known as “Stations of the Cross.”

The Alpha Course

Beginning February 21st, St. Paul’s is offering the Alpha Course on Wednesdays at 6 pm. Each session you can expect dinner (on us), a short video that explores questions surrounding faith and life, and good conversation. We’ll also provide child care. This is a great opportunity to invite a friend who may not be a Christian or who may have doubts about the Christian faith. All are welcome. Who will you invite?