Why participate in Lent?
Lent is a season of preparation and repentance during which we anticipate the death (Good Friday) and resurrection (Easter Sunday) of Jesus. Our participation in Lent is aimed at grasping the intense significance of the crucifixion – that gives us a deep and powerful longing for the resurrection, the joy of Easter. During Lent we fast; at Easter we feast. During Lent we contemplate; at Easter we celebrate. The season of Lent helps us to be truly ready for Good Friday and Easter.