Lenten News

Lenten News

Lent Extra Daily Mass

As we have done in past years, we’ll be adding a 5:30pm weekday Mass (Monday-Friday) during the Lenten season. Weekday Masses are typically 30 minutes in length.

Stations of the Cross

On Fridays during Lent, we’ll pray the Stations of the Cross from 7:00-7:45pm in the Church. The Stations will also be livestreamed. Since it is difficult to see our Stations of the Cross through the Church windows, we will have a pictorial image of each Station on the livestream so that you can enter more deeply into the prayer experience of walking with Jesus. If you would like to access Stations of the Cross prayers, click on the link below.

Be Reconciled Day

The Rockford Diocese will once again offer a “Be Reconciled Day”.  On Wednesday, March 24, all the churches in the Diocese will be open from 9:00am-8:00pm in order to offer the faithful an opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. At St. Bridget, all three priests will be available to celebrate the sacrament with those who choose to participate.

Hope for Haitians

For a parish almsgiving project during Lent, we’ll focus on Hope for Haitians as we have done the past few years. On Ash Wednesday and the first weekend in Lent, we’ll be distributing donation boxes which you can take home. Spare change and donations can be placed in your donation box and be brought back at the end of Lent or at Easter. Find out more about this ministry that began in the Rockford Diocese

During Lent, we will focus our almsgiving on supporting the work of Hope for Haitians. Based in the Rockford Diocese, this charity serves the poorest of the poor in Northeast Haiti. Your gifts this Lent will be joined with the gifts from other Catholic faithful in our Diocese and transformed into homes, clean water, and an opportunity for self-sufficiency for 60 families in Northeast Haiti. There are boxes or envelopes available for your donations. Please help this worthy cause that is providing the works of mercy to families in desperate need. Thank you for your generous hearts to help the poorest of the poor.

If you would like to join us on the Virtual Mission Trip to Haiti on March 21st at 4:00pm, click Register for Virtual Mission Trip.

If you would like to find out more about this ministry, click Hope for Haitians.

If you would like to donate online, click Online Donation.

If you have any questions, call (815) 847-0656.

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Lent is the 40 day period that precedes Easter. Join us as we encounter Jesus through these 40 days of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. View our Lenten schedule.


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The March series is titled "Celebrating God's Mercy". Join us for these conversations in the Church or via livestream.