40 Days of Lent & Service

Wednesday, March 03, 2021
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40 Days of Lent and Service

Wednesday, Feb. 17, to Thursday, April 1

Register for all events through GivePulse at givepul.se/4qf6fi.

Wednesday, Feb. 17: Ash Wednesday

Attend Ash Wednesday services sponsored by University Ministry.

  • 9 a.m., Prayer at the Bell Tower
  • 12:15 p.m., Mass at Guadalupe Chapel
  • 3 p.m., Prayer at the Bell Tower

(GivePulse registration is not required.)

*Indicates a virtual/in-person event.

Week 1: Racism  Feb. 22-26

Monday, Feb. 22
Prayer*
3 to 3:30 p.m.
Assumption Chapel

Gather in prayer to begin the week and explore the theme of racism through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching.

Wednesday, Feb. 24
Fasting*
6 to 6:30 p.m.
Bordeaux Hall, Lounge

Join us for a prayer service and take a meal to-go as we come together to break our fast.

Friday, Feb. 26
Almsgiving
1 to 4 p.m.
Fuerza Unida
710 New Laredo Highway

Join us at Fuerza Unida as we practice almsgiving this season through direct service. Alternatively, participate by offering support to our community partner through a monetary donation.

Week 2: Criminal Justice — March 1-5

Monday, March 1
Prayer*
3 to 3:30 p.m.
Assumption Chapel

Gather in prayer to begin the week and explore the theme of criminal justice through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching.

Wednesday, March 3
Fasting*
6 to 6:30 p.m.
Bordeaux Hall, Lounge

Join us for a prayer service and take a meal to-go as we come together to break our fast.

Friday, March 5
Almsgiving
2 to 4 p.m.
Alumni Athletics & Convention Center, Room 2155

Join us to support Chrysalis Ministries as we practice almsgiving this season through direct service. Alternatively, participate by offering support to our community partner through a monetary donation.

Week 3: Immigration — March 8-12

Monday, March 8
Prayer*
3 to 3:30 p.m.
Assumption Chapel

Gather in prayer to begin the week and explore the theme of immigration through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching.

Wednesday, March 10
Fasting*
6 to 6:30 p.m.
Bordeaux Hall, Lounge

Join us for a prayer service and take a meal to-go as we come together to break our fast.

Friday, March 12
Almsgiving
2 to 4 p.m.
University Center, Conference Room B

Join us to support the Center for Refugee Services as we practice almsgiving this season through direct service. Alternatively, participate by offering support to our community partner through a monetary donation.

Week 4: Climate Change — March 15-19

Monday, March 15
Prayer*
3 to 3:30 p.m.
Assumption Chapel

Gather in prayer to begin the week and explore the theme of climate change through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching.

Wednesday, March 17
Fasting*
6 to 6:30 p.m.
Bordeaux Hall, Lounge

Join us for a prayer service and take a meal to-go as we come together to break our fast.

Friday, March 19
Almsgiving
2 to 5 p.m.
Labor Serena Community Garden
1246 Chalmers Ave.

Join us at Labor Serena Community Garden as we practice almsgiving this season through direct service. Alternatively, participate by offering support to our community partner through a monetary donation.

Week 5: Food and Housing Insecurity — March 22-26

Monday, March 22
Prayer*
3 to 3:30 p.m.
Assumption Chapel

Gather in prayer to begin the week and explore the theme of food and housing security through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching.

Wednesday, March 24
Fasting*
6 to 6:30 p.m.
Bordeaux Hall, Lounge

Join us for a prayer service and take a meal to-go as we come together to break our fast.

Friday, March 26
Almsgiving
1:30 to 4 p.m.
San Antonio Food Bank
5200 Enrique M. Barrera Pkwy

Join us at the San Antonio Food Bank as we practice almsgiving this season through direct service. Alternatively, participate by offering support to our community partner through a monetary donation.

Week 6: Educational Inequalities — March 29-April 1

Monday, March 29
Prayer*
3 to 3:30 p.m.
Assumption Chapel

Gather in prayer to begin the week and explore the theme of educational inequalities through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching.

Wednesday, March 31
Fasting*
6 to 6:30 p.m.
Bordeaux Hall, Lounge

Join us for a prayer service and take a meal to-go as we come together to break our fast.

Friday, April 1
Almsgiving
2 to 4:30 p.m.
Boy with a Ball
San Jose Apartments
2914 Roosevelt Ave.

Join us at Boy with a Ball as we practice almsgiving this season through direct service. Alternatively, participate by offering support to our community partner through a monetary donation.

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