In the Christian tradition, lent is a season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving 40 days before Easter. Lent invites us to think deeply about our relationships with God and each other. We spend more time in prayer and reflection. We give up unnecessary things that distract us from being present to God, each other, and ourselves. We engage in activities that will increase the good of others. Lent is a time of healing and renewal. For Christians, it is also a time of hope and surprise as we wait for the resurrection of Jesus at Easter.
All members of the University community are welcome to our Lenten activities! Check out Lenten Activities, Prayer and Reflection, and Service below.
Visit a different historical Detroit church and sample their fish fry dinner ever Friday during Lent.
Friday, February 20-5PM Sweetest Heart of Mary
Friday, February 27-12noon St.Francis D'Assisi
Friday, March 13- 5PM SS Peter & Paul
Friday, March 20- 12noon St. Peter Claver
Friday, March 27- (5-7) Stations in the D
Cost is $1 for student and $5 for staff.
Fridays at 12 noon or 5:00 PM
Call 993-1608 for an appointment.
Stations of the Cross adapted to the city of Detroit followed by a fish fry dinner.
Friday March 27, 5:00 PM
Sundays (8PM) "Lent with Pope Francis"
Located in Lansing-Reilly and Ice Cream is included!
Service in the City
Service projects in a Northwest Detroit neighborhood. Transportation provided. Sign-up the week before in Ministry.
Wednesdays 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Prayer and Reflection
Little Black Books
Free book with Lenten reflections for your personal prayer this Lent.
Daily Mass in the St. Ignatius Chapel and the Young Martyrs Chapel.