Lenten Events

Join Campus Ministry to celebrate the season of Lent
through Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving.

Sacramental Opportunities
Fast & Abstinence Guidelines
Campus Ministry events
Other Resources



Sacramental Opportunities

Ash Wednesday Liturgies

Wednesday, March 5

Christians around the world mark this day as the start of the Lenten season. Join us for one of three Masses or an Ecumenical Ash Service.

Saint Paul Campus:

7:00 a.m., 12:10 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. - Mass at Chapel of Saint Thomas Aquinas

7:00 p.m. - Ecumenical Service at Chapel of Saint Thomas Aquinas

Minneapolis Campus:

12:00 p.m. Mass in the Atrium of the School of Law

Stations of the Cross

Join us for a reflection on the Lord's Passion according to the traditional Friday Lenten devotion.

6:30 p.m. - Chapel of Saint Thomas Aquinas, choir abulatories

  • Friday March 7th
  • Friday March 14th
  • Friday April 4th
  • Friday April 11th


Every Week:

Monday through Friday - 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Monday through Thursday -  3:15 - 4:15 pm

Day of Confessions and Adoration Monday, April 14

All are welcome to visit the Chapel of Saint Thomas Aquinas for prayer and confession on Monday April 14th.
Eucharistic Adoration: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Confessions available from 12:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m

Fasting and Abstinence Guidelines for Catholics in the U.S.

During Lent, Catholics in the United States abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and on all the Fridays of Lent. They fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
To abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent means to not eat meat on those days. It does not intend the omission of eggs or dairy products.
The required fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday involves eating only one full meal on those days. One or two smaller meals may be taken on those days, but may not total one full meal. The required fast does not allow eating anything between meals
"All Catholics who have completed their fourteenth year are bound by the law of abstinence; all adults are bound by the law of fast up to the beginning of their sixtieth year."
- Code of Canon Law, #1252


Campus Ministry Events

7 Deadly Sins and 7 Lively Virtues

Meetings will be on Wednesday evenings during Lent March 12, 19 and April 2, 9* McNeely Hall 100 from 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Enrich your Lenten Meditation with a Spiritual Study on The Seven Deadly Sins and Seven Lively Virtues. Sin separates us from the love of God, but the cultivation of virtue can restore right relationship with Him. This Lent, begin the journey from sin to sanctity with Fr. Robert Barron's spiritual study on "Seven Deadly Sins and Seven Lively Virtues".

Pride, envy, anger, sloth, gluttony, avarice and lust are all patterns of dysfunction within us that lead to unhappiness. Fr. Barron explains the nature of these sins and offers a corresponding virtue for each one, giving practical advice on how to instill this virtue in your own life.

*April 9th meeting location TBD.

Contact Christine with questions.

Mind, Body, Spirit Challenge

Beginning March 5, Campus Ministry and the Wellness Center invite students, faculty and staff of all faith traditions to take part in a 40-day Mind, Body, and Spirit Challenge to quiet their minds, renew their bodies and foster their spirits.

As part of the challenge, reflection journals will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Wednesday March 5th in both Campus Ministry and the Wellness Center. The journals will include daily reflections.

Click here for the full list of events.