The Official Newspaper of the Diocese of Little Rock

Lent 2018

Lent is a time of drawing closer to the Lord. In this section, you will find ways to cultivate a more intimate relationship with Jesus through adoration, Lenten activities, Scripture study books and more. 


Eucharistic adoration brings us closer to Jesus

By Aprille Hanson, Published: February 15, 2018   

There are 168 hours in a week. Each week, adults on average watch about 27 to 36 hours of television, spend at least 40 hours working and about 56 hours sleeping. Faithful Catholics devote at least an hour a week to Mass, but devoting just one more hour to enter into a personal relationship with Jesus can open up another world of spirituality during Lent. Eleven Arkansas parishes out of 128 have perpetual Eucharistic adoration, adoring Jesus More... 

Eight questions about Lent answered

By Father Erik Pohlmeier, Published: February 15, 2018   

Q. Why can’t we eat meat on Fridays? A. This practice is one of the disciplines of Lent that has the goal of love and surrender to God. It requires a break in the normal routine of our day and serves as a reminder that the basic needs of life should point us to the goodness of God. Scripture has a long record of abstaining from certain foods as part of religious practice. In our day that More... 

Short Bible reflections can feed soul during Lent, Easter

By Aprille Hanson, Published: February 15, 2018   

Along with Lent and Easter comes an overwhelming number of choices for literature to help feed people’s spirit during the seasons. Little Rock Scripture Study has released “Lent: Season of Transformation” and “Easter: Season of Life and Fire” as part of its Alive in the Word series for a shorter, but impactful journey through the Scriptures that won’t put a burden on time or wallets. These are the latest in the 15-book series that offers reflections More... 

Parishes throughout the state host 2018 Lenten events

Published: February 15, 2018   

Parishes in the Diocese of Little Rock provided these schedules for Lenten activities. Contact the parish for details before making your plans to attend. Holy Week events will be published later.   Altus St. Mary Stations of the Cross, Fridays during Lent, 6:30 p.m., fish fries, Feb. 16 and 23, March 2 and 9, 5-7 p.m.   Barling Sacred Heart of Mary Stations of the Cross and meatless supper, Fridays during Lent. 5:30 p.m.; Stations of the Cross and Mass in Vietnamese, Fridays More...