Churches celebrating Lent in 2023

Lent (Latin: Quadragesima, 'Fortieth') is the solemn Christian religious observance in the liturgical year commemorating the 40 days Jesus Christ spent fasting in the desert and enduring temptation by Satan, according to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, before beginning his public ministry. Lent is observed in the Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran, Methodist, Moravian, Oriental Orthodox, Church of the East, United Protestant and Roman Catholic traditions of Christianity. Some Anabaptist, Baptist, Reformed (including certain Continental Reformed, Presbyterian and Congregationalist churches), and nondenominational Christian churches also observe Lent, although many churches in these traditions do not.

Which days are enumerated as being part of Lent differs between denominations (see below), although in all of them Lent is described as lasting for a total duration of 40 days, the number of days Jesus, as well as Moses and Elijah, went without food in their respective fasts. In Lent-observing Western Churches, Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends approximately six weeks later; depending on the Christian denomination and local custom, Lent concludes either on the evening of Maundy Thursday, or at sundown on Holy Saturday, when the Easter Vigil is celebrated, though in either case, Lenten fasting observances are maintained until the evening of Holy Saturday. Sundays may or may not be excluded, depending on the denomination. In Eastern Churches (whether Eastern Orthodox, Eastern Lutheran, or Eastern Catholic), Lent is observed continuously without interruption for 40 days starting on Clean Monday and ending on Lazarus Saturday before Holy Week.

Lent is a period of grief that necessarily ends with a great celebration of Easter. Thus, it is known in Eastern Orthodox circles as the season of "bright sadness" (Greek: χαρμολύπη, romanized: charmolypê). The purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer for Easter through prayer, mortifying the flesh, repentance of sins, almsgiving, simple living, and self-denial. In Lent, many Christians commit to fasting, as well as giving up certain luxuries in imitation of Jesus Christ's sacrifice during his journey into the desert for 40 days; this is known as one's Lenten sacrifice.

Many Lent-observing Christians also add a Lenten spiritual discipline, such as reading a daily devotional or praying through a Lenten calendar, to draw themselves near to God. Often observed are the Stations of the Cross, a devotional commemoration of Christ's carrying the Cross and crucifixion. Many churches remove flowers from their altars and veil crucifixes, religious statues that show the triumphant Christ, and other elaborate religious symbols in violet fabrics in solemn observance of the event. The custom of veiling is typically practiced the last two weeks, beginning on the Sunday Judica which is therefore in the vernacular called Passion Sunday until Good Friday, when the cross is unveiled solemnly in the liturgy.

In most Lent-observing denominations, the last week of Lent coincides with Holy Week, starting with Palm Sunday. Following the New Testament narrative, Jesus' crucifixion is commemorated on Good Friday, and at the beginning of the next week the joyful celebration of Easter Sunday, the start of the Easter season, which recalls the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. In some Christian denominations, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday form the Easter Triduum.

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Here's the churches that celebrate Lent 2023 with dates and times.

Address: 2330 W. Sunnyside Ave,
Chicago, Illinois, United States 60625

Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigil

5:00 p.m. – English


9:00 a.m. – English
11:00 a.m. – English
12:30 p.m. – Spanish


8:30 a.m. – Monday – Friday

Sacrament of Reconciliation

9:30 am – 10:00 am – Saturday

Eucharistic Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration is currently suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We hope to re-open Adoration soon, in our newly renovated Apostles Chapel.

Easter 2023

Easter Sunday, April 9 / Domingo de Pascua, 9 de abril

9:00 a.m. Mass in English, streamed live via YouTube
11:00 a.m. Mass in English
Misa dominical de las 12:30 p.m. en español, trasmitido en vivo a través de YouTube
Add Queen of Apostles Parish - Chicago, Illinois photo

Address: Church Brae, Glenfarg,
Perth, Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom PH2 9NL

Sunday 10:00am

2023 Easter Services

Here are our services over the Easter period. You are all most welcome to come along.

• Palm Sunday 2nd April 10am in Kirk of St Bride, Abernethy led by Rev Alex Stewart
• Wed 5th April at 7pm Service in Kirk of St Bride, Abernethy led by Rev Alex Stewart
• Maundy Thursday 6th April 7pm Service in Forteviot Church led by Rev Sandy Gunn
• Good Friday 7th April 2.30pm Service in Forgandenny Church led by Rev Allan Wilson
• Easter Day Sunday 9th April 10am in Kirk of St Bride, Abernethy led by Rev Alex Stewart

Address: 115 George St,
Thamesford, Ontario, Canada N0M 2M0

Sunday 10:30am

Worship at Westminster is:

– creative
– educational
– music driven
– relevant
– meaningful

Order of service

We follow a familiar order or worship, but people often say, “You never know what to expect!” There is always scripture, singing, prayer, along with videos, skits, conversation and fellowship and always a few laughs!

We are happy to continue worshipping together online at 10:30am EDT with live streams available on YouTube or Facebook.

2023 Easter Schedule

Palm Sunday
Sunday, April 2nd 10:30am

Maundy Thursday
Thursday, April 6th at 7:00pm

Good Friday
Friday, April 7th at 10:30am

Community Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 8th at 10:00am

Easter Breakfast Sandwiches
Sunday, April 9th starting at 9:30am

Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 9th starting at 10:00am

Easter Sunday!
Sunday, April 9th at 10:30am

Address: 200 North Ave,
Turlock, California, United States 95382

Sundays 10:00 AM

2023 Easter Season Info

Turlock April 9th 10:00 AM

Address: Sayesbury Road,
Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom CM21 0ED

Sunday Mass at 9am.
No weekday Masses.

Holy Week 2023

Palm Sunday
Commemoration of the Lord’s Entrance into Jerusalem
9:00 am

Good Friday
Joint Service for Renewal of Commitment to Sharing
3:00 pm

Holy Saturday
Great Vigil of Easter
8:00 pm

Easter Day
Easter Sunday Mass
9:00 am

Address: Forbes Place,
Wemyss Bay, Inverclyde, United Kingdom PA18 6AU

Weekend Masses

Confession Saturday 4.30pm
Vigil 5pm
Sunday 10am & 5pm
Sunday 10am live streamed

Daily Mass

Monday Thursday Friday 10am
Exposition 9.30-9.50 am
Tuesday Wednesday
Eucharistic Service

Stations of the Cross
Friday after Mass

All Masses live streamed

2023 Holy Week Services

Monday Passover Meal 7pm
Wednesday Chrism Mass Cathedral 7pm
Holy Thursday Mass 7pm
Good Friday Veneration of the Cross 3pm
Saturday Easter Vigil 8.30pm
Easter Sunday 10am & 11,30am

There is no Sunday evening Mass

The Island, County Offaly, Ireland

Saturday 6:00pm (Vigil)
Adoration: After Mass on Saturdays

First Friday 6:30pm

2023 Easter Sunday Dawn Masses

Easter Sunday: Outdoor Dawn Mass at 6am for all parishioners and friends in unused part of Mucklagh New Cemetery at which we will be remembering and praying for all who died since last Easter and those laid to rest in all our parish cemeteries. For the Mass we will need a canopy to cover the altar. To Mass we invite people to bring a seat, flask of tea and food which people can enjoy after Mass and an umbrella if necessary but if weather is very inclement we will go into the church.

Address: 3424 Leaksville Rd,
Luray, Virginia, United States 22835-9805

10AM Sunday School
11AM Sunday Worship Service

Lent 2023

Friday, April 7th - Good Friday Service

Join us for Good Friday Service at 7pm.
Special Music, preaching and communion

Sunday, April 9th - Easter Sunday

Join us for Easter Sunday!
9:30am Breakfast, bring you favorite dish to share!
11am Worship Service

Address: W5706 State Rd 72,
Ellsworth, Wisconsin, United States 54011-5233

Sundays at 10:00am


March 21 - Hello Friend Community Meal 5:00 - 6:30 pm
March 26 - Basket Auction after worship
April 2 - Palm Sunday Worship with the Praise Band 10am / Bible Study and Sunday School 9am
April 6 - Maundy Thursday Worship at 7 pm
April 8 - Easter Egg Hunt 1:30 - 3 pm
April 9 - Easter Worship at 10 am

Address: 4500 Sullivan Trl,
Stockertown, Pennsylvania, United States 18083

Worship Services - Sundays at 10:00AM

Special Worship Services 2023

Ash Wednesday - Feb. 22, 7pm

Maundy Thursday - Apr. 6, 7pm

Good Friday - Apr. 7, 7pm

Easter Sunrise Vigil - Apr. 9, 5:45am

Easter Morning Celebration - Apr. 9, 10am

Christmas Eve Play - Dec. 24, 4:30pm

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service - Dec. 24, 8pm
Prayers of the People

Address: 300 5th Street SE, Pine City Library Community Room,
Pine City, Minnesota, United States 55063

A church meeting at the Pine City Library Community Room on Wednesday nights from 5 - 6 PM

Easter 2023

SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 2023 AT 11 PM – 12 AM UTC+08
FREE Community Easter Celebration & Egg Hunt
Robinson Park, Pine City MN

Join us for the Easter Story and Egg Hunt. FREE event for Preschool - 6th Grade students. Complete a registration form upon arrival and be entered to win a wagon or a new bike!

SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 2023 AT 9 PM UTC+08
Easter Service
Pine Center for the Arts

Family friendly Easter service at Pine Center for the Arts

Address: Montrose Playhouse Cinema & Art Centre, The Mall,
Monstrose, Angus, United Kingdom DD10 8NN

Sunday 11.00am

Easter 2023

Friday 7th April 7pm
Good Friday Communion Service
Ciaràn Kelleher

Sunday 9th April 11.00am
Easter Sunday Guest Service
Ciaràn Kelleher
Easter Praise 6.30pm

Address: 24 Cheritan Avenue,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4R 1S4

Sunday Masses

Saturday Vigil Mass: 4:30 pm
Sunday Masses: 8:30 am, 10:00 am, 11:30 am
(Children's Liturgy October-May 10:00 am Mass)

Weekday Masses

Monday - Friday 8:30 am
Saturday morning during Lent - 9:00 am

Public Holiday Mass: 10:00 am - Monday to Friday
First Friday Adoration 9:00 - 10:00 am Benediction 10:00 - 10:15 am

Please do not come to church if you feel unwell.

We also remind you that changes may happen with little or no notice. We will abide by the Cardinal and the governments directions.

We look forward to welcoming you back!

Livestream Masses

We livestream our Masses on our Blessed Sacrament Youtube channel

Please visit to watch weekday Mass Monday to Saturday. Mass is livestreamed at 7:30 am however they can be viewed all day.

Private Prayer

The church will be open for private Prayer on

Sundays 1:00-4:00 pm.
(Limited capacity)


Confessions by appointment. Please call or email the parish

Address: 6548 Studley Rd,
Mechanicsville, Virginia, United States 23116


Easter Community Day 2023

Saturday, April 8th 11:00AM-2:00PM

Egg Hunt, Kona Ice Truck, Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Inflatables, Free for all
Lunch provided

Easter Service

Sunday, April 9th 11:00AM

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The single most important event in human history.
Join us on Easter Sunday as we celebrate!

Address: 339 N. Maple Avenue,
Kingston, Pennsylvania, United States 18704

Sunday Mass Schedule at St. Ignatius Parish

4:00PM on Saturday
7:00AM, 10:30AM on Sunday
Live-streaming of Sunday Mass will be at 10:30AM

Sunday Mass Schedule at Holy Family Parish

574 Bennett Street, Luzerne (1.8 miles away)
5:15PM on Saturday
9:00AM on Sunday

Daily Mass Schedule:

7:30AM Monday through Friday at St. Ignatius Parish
12:10PM Monday through Friday at Holy Family Parish

Confession Schedule:

12 Noon on Saturday at St. Ignatius Church
4 pm on Saturday at Holy Family Church





Address: 3898 Highway 7 East, Unionville,
Markham, Ontario, Canada L3R 1L3

Mass Schedule

9:10 AM (English)

9:10 AM (English)

7:00 PM (English)

9:10 AM (English)

9:10 AM (English)

9:10 AM (English)

Saturday Vigil
5:00 PM (English)

8:30 AM (English)
10:30 AM (English)
12:30 PM (English)
7:00 PM (English)

2023 Lenten Stations of the Cross

Every Friday during Lenten season, following the 7 pm Mass. All are welcome!

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 - Friday, April 07, 2023
St. Justin Martyr Parish, Unionville

Join us at St Justin Martyr Parish, Unionville for a spiritually enlightened Lenten season with prayers and penance. Let us recall and meditate on Christ's last day together.

We are praying the Stations of the Cross following the Mass at 7 pm on all Fridays until Good Friday. All are welcome!

Address: Allan Georges Rd,
New Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada A0B 2P0

Sunday services:

11 a.m. All Saints, Dildo (Livestreamed)
3 p.m. St. Augustine's, New Harbour
7 p.m. St. Barnabas, Blaketown

Join us for 2023 Lenten Wednesdays! It's a triple-header this year, with supper, a "Body and Soul" guest speaker series, and relaxed worship with praise songs & music. Stay for one part or all three. Come and bring a friend!

5:00-5:45 Soup/Sandwich Supper
5:45-6:30 Guest Speaker
(6:30-7:00 Clean-up/Transition)
7:00-8:00 Worship & Lenten Meditation


March 1 St. Augustine's Mental Health (Rev. Debbie) The Robe
March 8 St. Barnabas (Parish Hall) Exercise (Barbara Williams) The Nail
March 15 St. John the Baptist (Parish Centre) Know your Pharmacist (Erin Hodder) The Spear
March 22 St. Martin's (downstairs) Foot Care (Arlene Young) The Shroud
March 29 All Saints (downstairs) Soul Health (Rev. Linda Budden) The Stone

Address: 238 2nd Ave NE,
Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada T1A 6A1

Mass Times


9:00am & 11:00am

Tuesday & Wednesday

Thursday & Friday


By appointment.
Please contact Father Roque at 403-526-2265 OR Father Francis Tran at 403-977-4656 to book your appointment.

Or 'walk-in' on Saturday afternoon from 4:00 - 4:45pm in the Church.

2023 Holy Week & Triduum with Bishop McGrattan

All are welcome! Bishop McGrattan will celebrate the following liturgy at St. Mary’s Cathedral:

• Chrism Mass, Monday, April 3 at 7 pm
• Holy Thursday, April 6 at 7 pm
• Good Friday, April 7 at Noon and 3 pm
• Easter Vigil, April 8 at 8pm
• Easter Sunday, April 9 at Noon

Address: 3387 Heights Ravenna Rd,
Muskegon, Michigan, United States 49444-4109

Sunday Morning

McGraft: 10:00am
Cloverville: 9:30am & 11:00am

Student ministry

Sunday Evenings: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join Us for one of our Easter 2023 Services



9AM 10:30AM 12PM


9AM 10:30AM

Address: 301 Machleary Street,
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada V9R 2G8

Regular mass, confession, & Adoration schedule & 2023 Lent schedule


Saturday 4:30pm
Sunday 10:30am
Tuesday 7:00pm
Wednesday 9:30am
Thursday-No Public Mass
Friday 9:30am


Tuesday: 6:30pm-6:55pm
Friday 9:00 - 9:25am
Saturday 3:00 - 4:00pm


Tuesday: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
​Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Our Lady of Victory - Gabriola Island
2nd Sunday of the month
Mass at 2:30pm

2023 Lent & Easter Mass Times & Scheduling Changes

February 22: Ash Wednesday Masses, 9:30 am & 7:00 pm
March 6-8: Lenten Parish Mission, 7:00 pm (starting at 6:30pm on March 8)
March 28: Extra Confessions, 6:00-7:00 pm
March 30: Chrism Mass, 7:00 pm
April 4: Extra Confessions, 6:00pm-7:00 pm
April 5: Extra Confessions, 6:30pm-8:30pm
April 6: Holy Thursday Mass 7:00 pm, Adoration after Mass until Midnight
April 7: Good Friday Service, 3:00 pm
April 8: Holy Saturday, time TBD
April 9: Easter Sunday Masses, 10:30 am & 12:30 pm
April 16: Divine Mercy Sunday, 2:00 Adoration & Confessions with Benediction at 3:00pm and Anointing of the Sick

Address: 103 E Balsalm Avenue,
Birchwood, Wisconsin, United States 54817

Sunday 8:00 am Sunday School

Sunday 9:00 am Worship

----SUNDAY WORSHIP with Holy Communion on the Second Sunday in Lent - March 5 – 9:00 a.m.
--HYMNS: He Leadeth Me: O Blessed Thought – I Love to Tell the Story - Just a Closer Walk with Thee – Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross
--SCRIPTURE READINGS: Genesis 12:1-4a - Psalm 121 -Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 - St. Luke 15:1-11

March 8 - Worship at 11 am; Lunch to follow at noon. Host: Exeland 1st UMC (NDCM Parish joint service); Pastor Mark Bartlett speaker, John Bidinger pianist.
March 8 - Worship at 6:30 pm, Supper meal at 5:30 pm. HOST: Faith United Methodist Church Ladysmith. Janella Thompson speaker (from Nathaniel Lutheran)
March 15 - Worship at 6:30 pm, Supper meal at 5:30 pm. HOST: Weyerhaeuser United Methodist Church. Speaker: Pastor Mary Messmer.
March 22 - Worship at 6:30 pm, Supper meal at 5:30 pm HOST: St. Mary’s Catholic Church Bruce. Pastor Mark Bartlett speaker.
March 29th HOST: Nathaniel Lutheran Church Bruce “Blue Hills Choral” 7:00 pm. Fellowship time to follow service.

Wednesday 3-8 Worship at 6 pm Supper meal to follow worship
Wednesday 3-15 Worship at 6 pm Supper meal to follow worship
Wednesday 3-22 Worship at 6 pm Supper meal to follow worship
Wednesday 3-29 Worship at 6 pm Supper meal to follow worship

Address: 2725 Highway 17 South,
Crescent City, Florida, United States 32112

Church Schedule

Mass (English)

(Chapel) Tuesday-Friday: 9:00 am
Saturday Vigil - 4 pm
Sunday - 8:30 am

Misa (Español)

Sábado Vigilia - 6 pm
Domingo - 12 pm

Exposición del Santísimo - 3:00pm
Misa: 6:00 pm

*No church on Monday

30 Min. before Mass
During the week by appointment.

30 Minutos antes de la Misa
Durante la semana con cita previa.

Lent 2023

Stations of the Cross. Every Friday of Lent at 6:00 p.m. Bilingual. / Viacrucis. Todos los viernes durante la Cuaresma a las 6:00 p.m. Bilingüe

Address: 1, 149 Mkhize St, Moroka,
Soweto, Gauteng, South Africa 1860

Sunday: 07:00, 09:00

Tuesday to Friday: 08:00
First Friday: 18:00


Saturday: 14:00-16:00

Every Friday of Lent starting on the 24 February 2023 will have evening mass @ 17:30pm

Parishioners requested to bring the last year's Palms for preparation for this year's Ash Wednesday next week Sunday

Address: 1325 Ramar Rd,
Bullhead City, Arizona, United States 86442

10:00-11:00 AM Worship Service
11:00 AM Coffee Fellowship

Join us for Ash Wednesday and Lent this week, with our Ash Wednesday service TOMORROW (2/22/2023) at 6pm, and our Lent Bible Study on Thursday at 6pm (a light meal will be served).

Address: 8600 Silver Ln,
Cedar Hill, Missouri, United States 63016-1627

Sunday Services

7:30 am - Contemporary/Barn Again Gang
9:00 am - Traditional/Hymns & Liturgy
10:30 am - Contemporary/Ascend
--Also livestreamed on Facebook

Lent & Advent Services
Wednesdays at 7:00 pm

Bible Studies & Classes
Sundays at 9:00 am
Tuesdays at 7:00 pm
Wednesdays 8:30 am

Quote of the Day

Romans 5:8

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

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