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Lent at Fordham

The Season of Lent 2020

The season of Lent is a time of preparation for Easter, the great feast of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus. It is a new beginning and our way out of the shadows of despair, disease and death. The path from darkness to light calls for our conversion, our return to God whose Name is Mercy, with all our hearts. The journey invites us to participate in all three practices the Church offers for our growth in holiness: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.

Join us in this penitential and joyful celebration of Lent and Easter!

Lent 2020 Programming 

Rose Hill

Daily Mass
Monday - Friday at 8:30 a.m., Blue Chapel, Keating Hall and 12:05 p.m., Sacred Heart Chapel, Dealy Hall

Mardi Gras Celebration
Tuesday, February 25 at 5 p.m., St. Ignatius Room, Lower Level of University Church
Join Campus Ministry for New Orleans-style food and fun in celebration of Mardi Gras!

Praise and Worship
Wednesdays at 9 p.m., Our Lady's Chapel
Powerful evenings of prayer, adoration, music, and fellowship.

Ignatian Chapel Yoga
Mondays at 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 1 - 2 p.m., Our Lady's Chapel
Pray with your body.

Common Grounds Conversations 
Over a Pint (21+ only) Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m., Bronx Beer Hall
Attitude of Gratitude: Living Simply vs. Simply Living.

Over a Cup Thursday, March 5 at 1:00 p.m., McGinley 241
Intersection of Medicine and Spirituality.

Pedro Arrupe Volunteers: Lenten Day of Service
Saturday, April 4 at 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Bronx is Blooming 
Spend a day beautifying a local park and help care for our common home with the Bronx is Blooming. Register online at and navigate to Pedro Arrupe Volunteers.

Retreats over Lent
Lenten Art & Yoga | March 6 - March 7
Emmaus 124 | March 27 - March 29
Senior Charis | April 3 - April 5

Rosary Circle
Sundays at 7:00 p.m., University Church

Soup, Salad, and Stations of the Cross
Fridays at 5:00 p.m., University Church
Join us for soup, salad, and Stations of the Cross.

40-Day Lenten Prayer Journey 
February 26 to April 8, Wednesdays or Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Sacred Heart Chapel, Dealy Hall  
Journey with others in prayer for 40 days following the 2020 Magnificat Lenten Companion. Share the graces of your prayer discipline with a group that meets for half an hour on Wednesdays or Thursdays after the noon Mass in Dealy Chapel.

Best Lent Ever Campaign: Dynamic Catholic
Discussion groups on Sundays at 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., Ignatius Loyola Room  
A free email program that will guide you on an incredible journey toward the best version of yourself from Ash Wednesday to Easter:

Lincoln Center

Daily Mass (Blessed Rupert Mayer, SJ Chapel)
Monday - Friday, 12 p.m.

Common Grounds Conversations 
Just Water Friday, March 6 at 12:30 p.m., 140 W Room G76
Professor Christiana Zenner and Leslie Timoney speak about water conservation and environmental justice.

Holy Week at Fordham

Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday Vigil Mass | Saturday, April 4 at 5:30 p.m., Blue Chapel, Keating Hall, 3rd Floor
Palm Procession followed by Mass | Sunday, April 5 at 10:45 a.m., 4:45 p.m., and 7:45 p.m., Church Plaza (Rose Hill)
Palm Sunday Mass | Sunday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m., Bl. Rupert Mayer, SJ Chapel, Lowenstein 221 (Lincoln Center)

Holy Thursday
Mass of the Lord's Supper | Thursday, April 9 at 8:00 p.m., University Church
We celebrate Christ's intimate love for us recalling the institution of the Eucharist.

Good Friday
Commemoration of the Lord's Passion | Friday, April 10 at 3:00 p.m., University Church
Tenebrae Service | Friday, April 10 at 8:00 p.m., University Church

Holy Saturday
Easter Vigil | Saturday, April 11 at 8:00 p.m., University Church
The day is one of prayerful emptiness with Jesus' entombment which leads to the glorious celebration of Jesus risen from the dead; the joyful rememberance of our salvation history; the reception of the Sacraments of Initiation. 

Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday Mass | Sunday, April 12 at 11:00 a.m., University Church
The Triumph of Jesus risen from the dead! (Please note there will only be one Mass on Easter Sunday.)

Prayer Resources 

In addition to our Lenten programs and retreats, try these additional Lenten prayer programs and resource websites:

  1. Living Lent Daily (Loyola Press)
    Embrace the call to mercy and encounter Lent through Lenten Moments of Mercy. In this daily series, James Campbell shares Scripture-based reflections and the inspiring words of Pope Francis, and provides suggestions for Lenten actions and prayers. Sign up to receive Living Lent Daily via email.
  2. Break Forth: A Daily Lenten Call to Solidarity
    During Lent, the words of Isaiah call us to act with justice—to let our light “break forth like the dawn” by being the best versions of ourselves— working together to build a world in which the dignity of all people is upheld.
    Voices from the Ignatian network challenge us to let go—of fear, of unknowing, of oppressive systems—to restore and repair our world.
    How will our light “break forth” this Lent?
  3. Encounter Lent (Catholic Relief Services: Rice Bowl)
    CRS Rice Bowl is the Lenten program of Catholic Relief Services, the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States, and will offer daily reflections throughout Lent.
  4. Arts and Faith: Lent (dotMagis)
    Enter into a visual prayer experience this Lent with Arts and Faith: Lent. Each week we'll provide a video commentary about a work of art inspired by the Sunday Scriptures.
  5. Radical Hope: Lent 2020 (Ignatian Solidarity Network)
    This Lent, whatever your faith tradition, we invite you to join ISN and voices from the Jesuit and broader Catholic network as we work with radical hope toward the promise of peace and justice, the vision of equality and dignity.